I partnered with Rochelle Kretz Gaukel on this piece, "A Little Birdie Told Me." Rochelle sent my way a beautifully layered and painted backdrop complete with metal working.
I used RA: Finch for the centerpiece of my hand in the project. I used Golden acrylic paints (bright blue and copper). I also used small beads of all colors to weave strands among the metal grid of my art partner's cage. Initially, I was going to nest the finch at the base of the cage, but I didn't want to cover up the lovely collage work that was created for me. So I had the finch emerge from her cage, outstretched legs and all!
Because she had shaped a cage, I decided to forgo the idea of creating a nest and instead perched my bluebird emerging from its cage. I then wove strands of beads throughout the layers of cage to add further bright colors to the piece.
This was such a fun piece to work on!