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« on: September 27, 2008 08:38:42 PM »

So I made a harry potter tote a while back that was inspired by another craftster's project and my younger sister was mildly impressed with it and then demanded I make her one with birds since she has this obsession with things with wings and or the ability to fly. So, I found a quote and I drew up a little design for her bird tote. I  know she told me the details of the book including the name but all I remember is it's about mutant teenagers who grow wings? IDK. Any way the individual birds and feathers are colored and sized based on the characters in the book and their importance/characteristics. The large golden/amber bird is the main character, the baby white feather is the youngest character, and the black feather is a character with black wings. It's fun but I'm just not that good of a listener for all the details! Sorry sis!
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I wish I had a better image of the quote but it says, "A forest bird never wants a cage." By Henrick Ibsen

I had a lot of fun with the clouds and water ripples! Hope you all enjoy!
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« Reply #1 on: September 28, 2008 01:59:24 AM »

It's lovely!

It wasn't the Children of Lir, was it?  Although they didn't just grow wings, they actually became swans.

« Reply #2 on: September 28, 2008 04:14:03 AM »

No, I remember that story from when I was younger this is a newer book from the past 3 years or so but good observation.
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« Reply #3 on: September 28, 2008 10:21:43 AM »

I like the texture of it and the color of the birds-it gives them a more "in flight" look

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« Reply #4 on: September 28, 2008 10:55:14 AM »

I like the texture of it and the color of the birds-it gives them a more "in flight" look

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« Reply #5 on: September 28, 2008 08:43:53 PM »

nice work
and I am betting the book is Maximum Ride ..
« Reply #6 on: September 28, 2008 08:45:12 PM »

nice work
and I am betting the book is Maximum Ride ..

Yeah that's it! thanks!
« Reply #7 on: September 30, 2008 12:39:51 PM »

Very nice. I especially love the birds.

« Reply #8 on: October 01, 2008 12:46:56 AM »

That's a very groovy piece of work that. I like the fact that the top bird is flying in the light of the sun which appears to be setting (even though it's not actually there). It's very creative.
Your sister must have been ...ahem... chuffed with that.

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« Reply #9 on: October 01, 2008 08:44:52 AM »

Love it!  I love the falling feathers and the water, and the way you incorporated the quotation into it.
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