This strange fish is a member of the “Spring” flying fish family…
Its idea “sprang” from this book written by Carla Sonheim:
In her book, she gives the idea to draw images that join together on a page but then to cut the page in the middle so you can mix and match drawings.
I decided to take her idea a step further and create my own little booklet with computer paper:
And instead of drawing my imaginary animals, I decided to collage my gelli-printed papers and dictionary definitions or old recipes to create…(you guessed it), Weird Birds!!
The vertical lines I drew in the middle of my cutting line will help the shape of each body to match with my other pages. Here are some other “preliminary” weird bird shapes:
I think it will be so fun to take this booklet to work with me and finish adding details with pencil!
And when I’m all done, I will cut the middle of my pages to create a whole flock of weird birds!!
Isn’t it wonderful when one idea sparks into a whole gaggle of ideas?!!
Happy Weird Bird Wednesday, Friends!! 🙂