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Sunday, April 08, 2007


Kingfisher ~on Peacock wingfeather~

These bold little guys are so full of personality and so much fun to watch when they fish.


Sue O'Kieffe said...

I came here via Alyson's biz blog. Your artwork is really unique; I've never seen anything like it before. I'm sure the Pacific Northwest must provide you with wonderful inspiration. Im curious how you treat the feathers for them to hold paint.
~Sue O'Kieffe

Julie Thompson said...

Hi Sue,

I popped over to your blog - your mandalas are exquisite!!

I spray the feathers with a bit of Krylon acrylic spray, which has about the same effect as hairspray but provides ~just enough~ stiffness to make them easier to work with. The dangers of splitting are always there though, it just takes practice and a light touch.

dianeweb said...

I came here through Sue O'Kieffe's site ... I have never seen anything like this before.

Your work is amazing! I spent quite a bit of time going through your website to see the different work you do.

I really enjoy this!! Hope you did well at the show.

~ Diane Clancy