This is a page/mini-quilt for a Round Robin that I am doing with a dozen artist friends. This is a page for Mary's book. Mary wrote a lovely letter about how much she loves nature and about her father who once had a 3,000 tree apple orchid. Her Mom also loves nature and Mary learned the names of the local flora and fauna at an early age.
It will be hard for her to name my "art yarn" tree but I hope she likes my little quilted landscape.
The back has a piece of my hand-painted fabric and a poem.
The covers she made are lovely and I'm sure the other members of the Round Robin are going to love working on this book!
At first I was annoyed with him for chasing the birds away. Greedy squirrel I thought, eating all the bird seed. Then as I watched him, I began to admire his determination. He ignored my tapping on the window - something that usually sends him scurrying and hung there swinging in the wind so concentrated on his task that he began to get covered in snow.
I started to think about my role in his breakfast, after all I had put out the seeds, who was I to decide him unworthy or unwanted at my table on such a snowy day. Wouldn't I have clung there if it was the only food in site on a day like this? But what if he ate ALL the seeds? We did have more. I stopped tapping and watched him as the waiting birds picked the fallen seed from the ground. When he had lowered the seed count by about a half and inch - just about enough to fill a squirrel tummy - he shook the snow off and climbed down the pole.
Not greedy at all. Just breakfast for a squirrel. How quickly I judged him. I'll have to keep that in mind...