Birds
Klimpt Tree.jpeg

Klimpt Tree.jpeg

Klimpts tree my blackbird.jpeg

Klimpts tree my blackbird.jpeg

Klimpt's Woods My Owls.jpeg

Klimpt's Woods My Owls.jpeg

Winged Ones.jpeg

Winged Ones.jpeg

Winged Ones detail.jpeg

Winged Ones detail.jpeg

Hummers in Peru Blue.jpeg

Hummers in Peru Blue.jpeg

Hummers in Peru Green.jpeg

Hummers in Peru Green.jpeg

Hummers in Peru-Red.jpeg

Hummers in Peru-Red.jpeg

Tree of Life detail.jpeg

Tree of Life detail.jpeg

Tree of Life.jpeg

Tree of Life.jpeg

Night Owl detail.jpeg

Night Owl detail.jpeg

Night Visitors Detail.jpeg

Night Visitors Detail.jpeg

Owl and Mountain detail.jpeg

Owl and Mountain detail.jpeg

Owl and Mountain.jpeg

Owl and Mountain.jpeg

Owl in the Snow.jpeg

Owl in the Snow.jpeg

Roadrunner in the Southwest Landscape detail.jpeg

Roadrunner in the Southwest Landscape detail.jpeg

Raven Sunset.jpeg

Raven Sunset.jpeg

Vogelkop Bowerbird (1).jpeg

Vogelkop Bowerbird (1).jpeg

Blue Bowerbird.jpeg

Blue Bowerbird.jpeg

Vogelkop Bowerbird.jpeg

Vogelkop Bowerbird.jpeg

Birds.jpg

Birds.jpg

Birds


Birds bring life, beauty, movement and, song to my world, to my landscape. Anywhere in the world that I have traveled or lived, if I look and listen, pay attention to my surroundings, I notice birds. They bring a smile, and upliftment, a delight to life.

I was a Painting and Design major in college, and I draw well, so from my sketches and photographs, I draw freehand on silk to do the original paintings for my Art Quilts.

I often get photos of my quilts reproduced, printed by Spoonflower, and usethem or parts of them to create a
collage, to fuse on to quilts. I generally embellish, after machine quilting, with my large, rich and varied button collection. Many people have their Mother’s or Grandmother’s buttons and don’t know what to do with them,so I am often gifted with these treasures, and I find the hand sewing of these carefully chosen buttons to be a verysatisfying andmeditative
experience.

As for why birds, here is a poem from Terry Tempest Williams:
“Once upon a time, when women were birds, there was the simple understanding that to sing
at dawn and to sing at dusk was to heal the world through joy. The birds still remember what
we have forgotten, that the world is meant to be celebrated."

That is what I do with my art.