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 aÂ bare woodÂ 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 inÂ this state for a while before I decided it was, in fact, done.Â Sometimes more is more, but I think this is a case of less is more.
One Reply to “Put a bird in it”
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.