Did you know I love working on custom projects for people? Creating a one-of-a-kind, handcrafted work of art that is going to be special to a client is very rewarding, and right now I’m opening up my schedule to take custom orders before the holiday rush.
My work is heavily influenced by nature, including the little treasures right in my own backyard. I married into a family who is big on birds and I’ve grown pretty fond of watching them too. Inviting chickadees, goldfinches or hummingbirds to visit the feeders near my patio is an endless source of fascination and inspiration. Hearing the call of a red winged blackbird, or discovering a cardinal and his pretty mate sifting through the grass for fallen sunflower seeds are simple joys that delight me.
Recently I’ve started crafting a series of fiber art bird portraits to capture some of my favorite moments and I’m sharing a selection of them here. Each of these guys has their own little personality which I try to capture in my embroidery. I love how these embroidery hoops make a special gift for a bird lover or someone who just enjoys nature. So I’m now offering custom bird portraits in my shop! If you want one before the holidays, email me at bethcollettiart [at] gmail [dot] com or click on this shop link and drop me a note for more information on how I can create something special for you or a loved one. I look forward to creating for you!