"Home - A Soft Place To Land" ●
I came a cross this sweet, bird house at an estate sale a few months ago during our winter months. I remember, it was rainy and gloomy outside, and there was not much going on in terms of garage sales.
When I saw the plain white bird house, I thought of Spring, and birds and things that are green . . . and I longed for the rainy season to pass. I thought, as soon as Spring time came, I would want to work on something Spring'ish.
To start this piece, I covered the outside of the bird house with bird images from a 'bird' encyclopedia. To embellish, I added a door plate, a vintage skeleton key, a brass plaque from Meadowood, Napa Valley, and bicycle chain. A silvery seagull at the very top is mobile. Oh, yes, I almost forgot to mention the copper flashing I used on the roof.
The piece is ready to be wall hung or placed on a shelf.