Everyday Birds!

My parents are both artists. My dad has mainly worked in ceramics and my mom, Dorothy, has works in a variety of media. Lately she’s been drawn to printing and book making. She invited me to work with her on this pop-up book. It’s called Birds Everyday.

She prepared, cut, and bound six books by hand. Two were purchased by art collectors at the Bainbridge Arts and Crafts gallery when it was on display. The book was also shown at a Puget Sound Book Artists exhibit, in the Collins Library at the University of Puget Sound. Below are photos of the pages (a bit out of order, I apologize!).

Here’s the complete text:

Birds Everyday

Rummaging, skittering, the towhees dart amidst the undergrowth.
Quarreling, contending, the hummingbirds meddle at the blossoms.
Inquiring, discerning, the Steller’s Jay spies our picnic.
Surveying, anticipating, the red-tailed hawk perches atop a pole.
Soaring, sailing, the seagull catches the wind effortlessly, like a kite.
Flirting, circulating, the swifts descend into their chimney for the
night.

 

Birds Everyday
Birds Everyday
Birds Everyday
Flirting, circulating, the swifts descend into their chimney for the night.
p1_towees
Rummaging, skittering, the towhees dart amidst the undergrowth.
p2_hummingbirds
Quarreling, contending, the hummingbirds meddle at the blossoms.
p3_jay
Inquiring, discerning, the Steller’s Jay spies our picnic.
p4_hawk
Surveying, anticipating, the red-tailed hawk perches atop a pole.
p5_seagull
Soaring, sailing, the seagull catches the wind effortlessly, like a kite.
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