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Deadlines! Ack!

I have spent yesterday and today back in the studio. I have had lots of fun and have made a huge mess. It is time to unveil the latest Twelve X Twelve piece. The theme was community. I have really stressed about this, but in the end, I like the piece that I did. It is simple and abstract, but illustrates the theme. It is titled, “Birds of a Feather.”


Here is a detail:


In my research for this, I found several sites on Flickr devoted to birds on a wire. There are thousands of photos. I couldn’t decide whether I wanted to do a landscape or a cityscape. In the end, the ability to abstract a cityscape and use some of my commercial geometrics won.

It was also the deadline for submitting jpegs for Virginia Spiegels Collage Mania to benefit the American Cancer Society. The collages go on sale starting May 5th. Here are the ones I submitted. I don’t know if they will make the cut or not.

Kimono Collage:


Cherry Blossom Pink:


Bamboo Fence:


I am exhausted. The house is a disaster. We have no clean clothes. There is no food in the house. We have to take our cars in for inspection and renew the registration tomorrow. I need a good night’s sleep so that I can get caught up with my life.

15 Responses to “Deadlines! Ack!”

  1. Leah says:

    love your birds on a wire and kimono collage – so colorful!

  2. Judy says:

    Lovely, lovely pieces Gerrie!

    Hope you’ve had a chance to regroup a bit. You even sounded tired in your post.

    Warmest Hugs Dear Heart!


  3. Birds on a wire is great. I love the idea and the presentation.

  4. Laura says:

    Wonderful work, great colors and I seem to be in a “bird period” so I’m very taken with the birds.

  5. Carol says:

    Fabulous!!! I love Birds on a Wire.

  6. Nellie says:

    Well, ALL of these certainly are more than worth the neglect of your household and as-sundry chores. Wonderful work and so intriguing. My favorite donation quilt is Kimono collage.

  7. KathieB says:

    I love your birds on a wire–they illustrate community very well. Love that Kimono collage–that really speaks to this fabric junkie.

  8. karoda says:

    Love those Birds on a Wire!!!! Gotta go check out the 12×12 blog!

    Great family times captured in your photos too!

  9. Natalya says:

    looks like there might be a bidding war on Bamboo Fence and I just may be there too… it’s wonderful! the birds on a wire are great too…

  10. Jeannie says:

    Ditto to all above, just wonderful work. Hope you are enjoying the sun. Cheers.

  11. Sandy says:

    The Twelve by Twelve is great! And I like all the collages, but especially Bamboo Fence [I see I’m not alone!].

  12. Liz Berg says:

    Bamboo fence is fantastic…have to watch for it!

  13. PaMdora says:

    I love the birds! Did you paint the background (as in all the tiny windows), or is that a fabric?

  14. dee says:

    Fabulous birds on a wire! Really great looking. When you showed the little bit yesterday I thought it would be birds in your garden noshing on plantings. The little peek of grid made me think of neat little rows of seedlings..Duh! I wasn’t even thinking of the community piece. I really like this Gerrie-very much.

  15. Kristin L says:

    Birds on a wire are perfect. i like the city better than a landscape as it says community too.

    Bamboo Fence is my favorite of the collage pieces. You are wonderful to donate to Collage Mania 🙂