A few nights ago as Arlo and I drove home from work we noticed these birds on the horizon in Nelson. They were swirling around the trees together at sunset. Their beautiful silhouettes captured us both. So last night we headed down to the beach with the camera, in the hope that they would still be there and they were! Apparently they are starlings and have been here for the past few days. I’m not sure what they are up to but if you’re in Nelson, head down to Rocks Road! It really is breathtaking.
Good morning! Today Im sharing how to make your own iPhone case! I really love this DIY and have been using my case ever since I made it. You know how much Im addicted to birds and floral so this is perfect!
Firstly you will need to source a clear iPhone case that is the same size as your model. I found mine on Etsy. Other supplies: Paper, black pens, a pencil and scissors.
Using a pencil, stencil your iPhone case onto the paper. Sketch your design inside this stencil and go over it with the black pen. I coloured in the negative space so that my bird was floral.
Cut out your design, then using a craft knife cut out where your camera lens is. Insert into the clear case and you’re ready to roll. Time to go thrifting…! xo Bec
Hey guys, this new 3 feather print is now available on the Shop! What subjects do you enjoy seeing me paint? I’m in need of some new ideas and am wondering which are your faves! Hope you’re all having a perfect weekend, xo Bec
So this weeks Shoot it, Sketch it post is a bit different. Arlo loves scanning the internet for amazing images to show me. He came across this one of a bird and said I should draw it. So below is my interpretation of this wonderful looking bird. I decided to go crazy with the colours and totally LOVE the end result. You can check out this photo and more on the National Geographic website or check out the website of Tim Laman (the amazing photographer!). This print is up on the Shop! xo Bec
These photos were taken on our front lawn while mum threw food up to them. It all started with one little seagull and within 2 minutes the lawn was swarming with them fighting and yelling at each other. I love their silhouettes against the plain background. We were probably there for an hour amused by their behaviour and trying to snap the perfect shot. Hope you’re all having a beaut weekend! xo Bec
Hello helloooo! I took this photo on my iPhone awhile ago and have always wanted to use it. Again I used this photo as an inspiration for the painting. Here are some fab bloggers that have been joining in with the Shoot it, Sketch it feature, check out their blogs! Alana, Anna Cull, Lunch Sketch and Poppytump. If you are joining in with us this week (or next) just leave a comment below so everyone can see your post! xo Bec
A few months ago I found a beauuuutiful bird cage at a local vintage shop. Im not so keen on animals in cages so a real bird in this cage was out of the question! Which got me brainstorming handmade birds… I love making origami so found an app called origami 3D, which talked me through the steps of making little birds. Supplies need: square sheets of paper and patience.
Fold your square piece of paper in half downward to make a crease, then unfold. Repeat this so that you have creases both ways like in the second image. Next, fold the paper in half so you have a triangular shape then with its open edge, fold the left hand corner to the right, leaving about an inch. This is what will become the birds wings. In the 4th image it shows how I folded the upper layer back to the left, there should be a crease in the middle.
From here, you fold the whole piece in half downwards. Fold the top layer of the bottom part, upwards and repeat on the other side- these are your birds wings! For the beak of the bird, fold down the corner to make a crease, unfold and then invert it. You can see what I mean in the 4th photo above.
This is your bird completed! Phew! Hope you had fun. Once you have made one bird, its easy to make more. I used a thin thread to attach mine to the bird cage below. Have you ever made origami before? What are your favourite designs? xo Bec