Or would you rather a 'prattle'?
Whatever you call them Australia is home to many
species of cockatoos and parrots!
Many live around my new regional home!
So when I stumbled across a budgie pattern,
found HERE, I knew I
could adapt it to suit my purposes.
I purchased some new Japanese solids which feel
beautiful and felt they would be
a wonderful addition to my stash.
I did a practice one first.....
Can you see where I made an
It is the extra piece of blue fabric on the lower
left-hand side of the bird's body.
Once I had done that, I decided it made for a better
Again I made an improvement by giving the next bird a
Then with the more complicated design I also split the
tail colour into two.
They look more like birds with their felt eyes.
On a recent morning walk, I saw a flock of these pink
and grey galahs.
So had to make one of those too!
There are a couple of extras pieces in this one to get a
good range of colour.
I have four that I definitely want to use.....
I think I will let them sit on their perch for a bit and
then decide where to go next.
PS I saw this painting at the Bendigo Art Gallery today.
It is by an Australian female artist, Ellis Rowan.