Week 11 challenge of the Documented Life Project was to “Draw, photograph or collage a bird onto your page.”
While pondering what I wanted to do with my bird challenge, I noticed the front cover of a map/brochure of New York City. The image of the island with the names of all the various parts of the city looked like an upside down bird. I cut it out (and then remembered to take a picture.)I decided to incorporate the map inside onto my page as well.I cut a piece of a gelli print I had made previously to fit over Central Park. The brochure was filled with various advertisements for shows and I used parts of those images to finish making my NYC bird. The bird needed a little more color so I colored over it lightly with colored pencils. I haven’t seen a bird like this flying around the city yet, but I will keep my eyes open!
Since this week has been crazy busy for me, I just found a bird I liked on Pinterest and drew it with pencils. I was looking for a bird quote or something but did not like any I saw. So I decided to look for a quote I liked by an author instead.
Sometimes simple is the best way to approach a challenge. Don’t feel overwhelmed if you don’t have time for an elaborate page.