Feather Your Nest

Bird nests fascinate me.  I recently purchased a book called, “Avian Architecture” by Peter Goodfellow.  The book discusses and illustrates how birds around the world design, engineer and build their nests.

I’m hoping this book will help me learn about nests for my paper collages:

the nest

I created the one above last night with scraps of paper and a glue stick.

This one I created last year with a gelli-print and  a variety of paper:

Day 3 - Nest 1

I have a bird calendar on my wall of paper paintings by the very talented artist, Elizabeth St. Hilaire Nelson:

Collage Calendar by Elizabeth St. Hilaire Nelson

Her paper collages are amazing to me!  To see more of her work, go here:


Who inspires you to create art?  I would love to know!

10 responses to “Feather Your Nest

  1. You, Pennie. Michelle. Mardella. Dixie Orzell. Shirley Bird Wright Jim Weisen

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  2. Beautiful. Need to look at that book. Hubby might love. 😚

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  3. Thanks Jodi! I have to say that it is an excellent book! 😊

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  4. You! Also all of the photographers like Jodi, Sand Salt Moon, Memadtwo, Jo at dailyrecord365, Victory Road, Sharon Mann, Alisa B., there are more I’m quite sure I’m missing, and the list goes on and on…I love the community here and I ADORE your beautiful paper nest, Jill! It’s totally lovely, and may just inspire an art quilt (if I’m really lucky)! Keep the art alive and well, lady!

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  5. Thank you Laura! ❤️ You inspire me too! Look forward to seeing your art quilts! 😊🎨🌈


  6. Top one definitely my favorite, but all of them look great. I love that the nests are so much like your bird friends. You just know these belong to one of them! 😁

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  7. I ordered the book – so excited. We’ll see if I give to hubby as a gift or keep. Either way – we’ll share 🙂 LOL!

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