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Monday, August 1, 2011

Inspire Me! Feathers


Do you ever find yourself being really attracted to lots of different types of art only to realize that they all share a particular design element?  It's like an attraction to something that you never knew you had.  This has been my recent discovery about myself and feathers.  You see I happen to hate real feathers as a decorative element in jewelry, accessories, home decor, you name it.  If its a real feather added to something to enhance it, I find myself wishing they had left it without.  Feathers have just never been my thing, those super cute hair facinators that every modern bride seems to want now, those uber cool peacock feathered earrings that I see everywhere, and the newest trend of tying long thin colored feathers into your 70's throwback hairstyles, I just dont get the appeal.  Then I realized that I adore feathers as a design element in artwork.  I cant stop looking at them, and the more simple the feather design the more I adore it.  So I gave in and started playing around with the shape and design of feathers in my sketch book this morning to find my own style and spin on the iconic shape.  I am not quite ready to show it to you yet, because once I had finished I just had to add some embroidering to it.  I should finish it later today, and I'll post it for you to see first thing tomorrow.

So while I am working on that, I though I'd share a of the "feathered" works of art that I have been drooling over in my Etsy Favorites and brought me the inspiration for my feathery work.  I encourage you to click on their links and find new inspiration for your own creative process!

Found HERE
 Found HERE
Found HERE
Found HERE
Found HERE 
(these are actually leaves, but i saw feathers)

If you havn't done so already, dont forget to stop by the FRECKLED NEST blog and enter to win my giveaway!  I am offering a $25 gift certificate to my Etsy Shop, and there are several other gorgeous prizes by some very talented people so dont miss out.

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XO, Harmony

9 comments:

  1. Love feathers- I have a whole Pinterest board dedicated to them. :) Visiting from Freckled Nest!

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  2. Huh, what a neat realization! Those inspiration pieces are lovely... I like feathers too! :)

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  3. feathers are my favorite. i absolutely love all these photos and i absolutely love your etsy!

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  4. I love feathers! I only realised it last year when I fell in love with a purse that had a feather print on the lining along with a saying about how feathers in dreams represent travel and/or the ability to move more freely in life :)
    Found your blog via FN - can't wait to see the feathers you've been working on :)
    Cheray x

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  5. I arrived here courtesy of Freckled Nest and I LOVE your blog. I am so aware of certain things that always catch my eye - isn't it funny how everyone is attracted to different things!?

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  6. I totally agree about feathers in fascinators, I don't really like them much! But I like drawn feathers though, there's something peaceful about them or maybe I just have the opening of Forrest Gump on my mind.

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  7. Amazing feathers! I love them very much! Just stopping to say hi, checking out your blog as a visitor from Freckled Nest! I just signed up to follow your blog in my reader! Cheers!

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  8. This is so inspiring, thank you so much! xo U love feathers :)

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