Sunday, January 10, 2010

Earnest the dove

This is a small wall hanging from 2 years ago called "Earnest and the Peony".  I printed it onto silk from a photo and then embroidered etc.  Earnest was given to me by my neighbors who moved away.  He has a son named Edgar who has to be in a separate aviary because they fight horribly if housed together.  Yet they sit on neighboring perches and serenade each other all day long.


  1. This turned out really well. I have some silk sheets that can be printed on but haven't found an opportunity to try it yet. Thank you for coming to visit my blog and for your lovely comment. I'd like to see how your ancestry-inspired piece of work progresses.

  2. Thank you Kaye. I worry a little bit about the color-fastness of my printing here. Next time (for the ancestry work) I'm going to try sending the design out to someone who has a different kind of ink in their printer, but even so, this has held up well so far. No washing though.