Put a bird in it

Before I started my career in graphic design, I spent almost two decades cultivating a love for hands-on crafts. Yes, I’m counting all those macaroni and construction paper projects of my childhood. And doing craft projects makes me feel like a kid again.

I picked up a bare wood birdhouse from a craft store. I thought the shape of it was really cute, and any fan of Portlandia knows that things are better with a bird on it. Following this logic, I figured birdhouses must not be far behind. (Full disclosure: This is the only thing I know about Portlandia.)

Flowers, hearts and stars, oh my! Originally I had planned on covering the entire thing in line drawings and patterns, but I liked how this looked. It sat in this state for a while before I decided it was, in fact, done. Sometimes more is more, but I think this is a case of less is more.

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One Response to “Put a bird in it”

  1. Holly Eden says:

    this was the first thing i saw with portlandia: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AVmq9dq6Nsg

    “it’s where young people go to retire.”

    there are 6 episodes up on netflix streaming if you want to veg out for an afternoon! ;)

    your birdhouse is so cute!! cute little birdies are going to come live in it.

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