"Keep a green tree in your heart and a singing bird will come"
This week's bird is one I started a while ago, but only finished this week. It is a lidded box with the sides of the box made from a car license plate that I bent and painted.
The top and bottom are painted pieces of wood and the whole is then mounted on casters (to add to the whimsy). The lid is adorned with a little singing blue bird on top of a tree branch in the lid.
The bird on the branch with a red heart painted below, symbolizes the quotation "keep a green tree in your heart and a singing bird will come".
I think it's a lovely quotation - encouraging us to keep an open, fresh heart and good things will happen.
The bird is made from plaster wrap cloth, which I wrote a simple tutorial on using, back in September.
He is my 51st bird this year...one more to come a week today and then I'll have made a different bird each week for the whole year. There are a few of us on No. 51 so click on the links below to check out their penultimate 2011 bird too: