Wednesday, 30 March 2011

Nest - Penguin: two in a tea cup......

Nest - Penguin: two in a tea cup......


Starting something new is always exciting and daunting in the same breath - so we are tentatively beginning our 'two in a teacup' venture together and have decided to use this blog almost as a diary/record of our progress. It will help us document the process and of making and creating some of our work and we will be able to record our thoughts and inspirations along the way. We are new to the world of blogs so I dare say that we will probably be the only ones to read it! Never mind  - we will have fun recording our ideas together and it will help us keep tabs on our progress. Sharing ideas is such an important part of the creative process.


'two in a teacup' has been featured on the 'nest' blog today!  We could hardly believe our eyes when we saw the post. Thank you to Natalie from 'nest' for all the lovely comments about our work.

Saturday, 26 March 2011

With Easter on the horizon I have been making nests using birch twigs, messmate, found feathers, beads and gilded small stones. Each one develops it's own character and because they are quite small and delicate they remind me of the fragility of birds eggs.

This one is a little more robust and fits nicely in cupped hands. Although I am not using blue I do feel somewhat like a bowerbird as I collect sticks from the garden, fossick for tiny feathers and weave, twist and shape materials to form the nests.

My daughter and I have always been makers and so we finally decided that we should find a special place to sell some of our works. We are so lucky that 'Nest' in Penguin is taking our work. We are very excited to be at the beginning of our new journey together - we hope you enjoy our work too.