Can You See It....?
I am in the Middle of a week of Vacation, Dear Readers, and in spite of my best intentions, so far I have had next to no time for minis! The list of things I hoped to accomplish is long.... and the Time allotted is speeding by with very little to show. But I have managed to add one little detail to The Folly lilac shrub. Can you find it in the picture above? I know it is not fair that I have not told you What it is.....
Perhaps you can spot it from this angle....?
Or now.... Can you spot it now...?
Well, I suppose the Birds would be glad that it was so hard to spot!
Because, I am sure you will agree that there had to be
a bird's nest hidden in the branches....
built in the Springtime when the leaves hid it from view...
and still there in the Winter when the leaves have fallen.
Here you can see how I constructed it, Dear Readers,
starting with some tiny twigs and bits of rough twine.
I separated the strands of the twine and cut it into short lengths
and glued them in a circular shape, leaving rough ends sticking out,
hoping this would look like stems and grasses in mini.
I tried to keep it about the size of a Robin's nest....
our American Robin is a larger bird than the European Robin,
so the nest would be roughly six to eight inches across.
The American Robin uses quite a bit of mud in the building too....
Of course, I needed to test it in the shrub....
to see if it was going to fit right....
(it needed adjusting...!)
And eventually I "aged" it with a wash of brown acrylic paint.
Here it is up close!
I think it will pass as an old Robin's nest!
And then I made three more.... one for each of the Seasons......!
(They are not yet completed....)
But now that you know what you are looking for....
Can you spot it now?
And Meanwhile, I have not forgotten the blossoms!
Here is blossom number Forty-four!
And in the box with the rest of those Beauties!
As for the rest of my Vacation, Dear Readers,
I hope to make much progress on my list of Little Things...
And that there will be plenty to see when I am through...
Even if some of it might be hard to spot!