Saturday, 27 August 2016


        1.    a structure or place made or chosen by a bird for laying eggs and sheltering its young.
        2.   Something in the form of a bowl or layer, used to hold, protect, or support something
        1.    (of a bird or other animal) use or build a nest.
        2.   fit (an object or objects) inside a larger one.

We have just completed a commission for a lovely woman I met a year ago at a painting workshop on the mainland.  It has been so heartwarming to make this nest with vines from Bruny Island, feathers from Devonport, twigs from near the Botanical Gardens in Hobart and dried watsonia flowers, moss and ferns from my own garden.

As in the dictionary definition, she plans to place some personal treasures in this nest.

Nests speak to us because they symbolise the things we all cherish - home, security and family.