This is my first completed nest.
I was inspired by the branch, which was given to me by one of my trees in my backyard. I loved how it twisted around like it was cradeling something. It only needed something to hug. I decided to only use items that I salvaged or already had around the house, to keep the idea of a birds nest.
The nest started out of bamboo I bent and wove together into circles. I then started to tie and tangle string around the construction till it was a tight web. I added many more choice branches and gently nestled the nest into the branch.
I added spray insulation to coat the inside of the nest. It gave the feeling of something soft, fluffy, but almost internal and organic. I drizzled paint over some areas and then continued weaving the string to give it a lot of support, and to also make it thicker.
It is all balanced on a wonderful rustic scrap lumber I salvaged.
I finished the nest just in time to enter a local juried exhibit. I also included my mermaid paintings.
All 3 made it in (!!!!) and will be showing at Gallery Main Street, Down Town Tyler, till January! It has been a while since I was part of one of their shows and I am just delighted to get to be part of it!