I have begun making my Deep Cleaning interview, but got distracted by The 20, so please-stay tuned, the interview/fugly giveaway will occur this week.
In the meantime, let me introduce the American Bittern. This bird is a marsh wader, from the Heron family of birds. This is a secretive bird, confident in its ability to camouflage itself by stretching its neck upward in a reed like fashion, the stripes on this birds body really help make it look reed-like. I am in knowledge expansion mode, and am keeping notes, drawing, perfecting the images I draw and documenting my process. In effect, I am making a map, creating a learning journey for myself. Exciting stuff.
You can also see that I am cutting a multicolor stamp (page 58-59 of Dreaming From the Journal Page). This is an ATC sized image 2.25×3.25″, as are each of the printed bird images seen in the last post. I love working small, so this too excites me.
This American Bittern image is #7 out of the 20 Birds in Decline. I have 13 more birds to go. I really look forward to seeing all 20 images together.
More to come. I am going to be meeting with a friend today and need to workout, shower and get out of the house!
4 thoughts on “American Bittern”
Looks like a lot of fun! It’s always nice to see your process.
Have a fun time today!
I was just wondering the other day about this project. I’m still quite attached to that bob-white!
I’m looking forward to seeing this project as you go along. I love making foam stamps and birds a the also a huge part of my life.