a journal of original drawings and screen prints of animals


Wednesday, September 07, 2011

Last Year's Winter Coat (part III)

Coming home from the printer's this lovely piece of architecture dropped out of the sky (actually, a tree). I've always wanted a nest. I love the tangled mess that creates such an efficient structure. It reminds me of my hair, my studio and sometimes my life (the tangled mess part, not so much the efficient structure)
I started drawing a nest for a new screen print. I wanted to make it different from what everyone else is doing. But in the end I abandoned the idea.
Hope your week is going well so far: school schedules and all.
talk to you soon


  1. Oh! I identify with nests too, I love that kind of beatiful cosy mess! The last carnivals I spent in Venice I wore a kind of nest as a hat, with artificial bird and eggs!
    I'm sure you'll find your way of doing your nest!!
    Have a nice week too!

  2. i love finding nests on the ground begging for me to bring them home

  3. I know what you mean about wanting a nest. When I had robins nesting on my porch this summer I was hoping to be able to keep the nest they made but it was way too gross to keep by the time they were done with it!
    I guess ones that drop right out of the sky are the best ones for keeping.

  4. can any of you tell me how i can bring it in the house without any potential "things" coming in with it??

  5. Nests are some of my most treasured possessions. I always bring them inside and have never had any trouble. I've thought about doing a nest image for a screen print too but I'm not sure I can get the true essence of it. Thanks for sharing :-)

  6. I've never found a nest, lucky you ! I don't know, though, how to make sure you don't bring unwanted friends with it ... sorry.
    Sorry you abandonned the idea of making a screeprint of it. I'm sure it would have been very nice.