I had a mini-hunt around local oppies this week - generally they were a bit uninspiring - perhaps I just didn't have my thrifty mojo on! I did scare up two really nice textile pieces though. One is a hand embroidered table cloth and the other a batik panel.
They are very different styles but what attracted me to both of them was of course the lovely birds. I just can't go past them really!
I especially love the way this batik one has been printed in 3 colours. I was so inspired by the design that I fished out some lino and carved a small block.
Sadly I have black, black or black ink so I couldn't print a multi-coloured bird - I would like to though!
I printed my bird on a few different papers and fabrics too.
I think it has the potential to find its way onto any number of things - journals, clothes, cards - the list goes on. I may even carve myself another one in 3 parts and get that colour thing happening ...
The people over at Her Library Adventures are also sharing their thrifty finds so do pop over there for a sqizz!