In 2016 I went to Portland and took a class by Susan Schenk about collaging a bird. Well my bird was a rooster. I did this great rooster mounted on a map. The beak was pointed at KeyWest. Well, I loved it -- or so I thought. Bought a new mat and frame, I decided it wasn't quite ready. Well 18 months later I decided to take a chance and altered it.
Well here was the first version.
It looks like the picture I used as a model. Technique was perfect but oh so boring
A little extra red paper, a longer beak and more tail feathers, I have one that is truly loved and framed and on my wall.
I belong to a yahoo group - Swap Shop. Occasionally we do a group swap. One of our members found this great assortment of crates and we all signed up for a piece of the scene. I did the string of cork floats.
I've lived in Key West over 23 year and it has changed a lot in those years. A lot more people with traffic and busier life styles. They had when I came here and they still have so many things for tourists to do and see. They have lots of museums and a Friend, Margaret Gil, and I decided we would re -tour the museums in town. In some cases it has been years and years (if ever) that we stepped foot in some of these. I did a lot of touring of these museums when my son was still at home. He was almost 9 when we moved here and with school events and scouting events, we managed to tour most of them.
Margaret and I decided we would go to The Custom House first. They had a new exhibit about the Navy's presence in Key West. We thought that sounded great.
Hope the pictures make you want to tour The Custom House too. Don't want to post too many to spoil your visit.
In addition to the Navy exhibit - they have exhibits on Ernest Hemingway, the Civil War in the Keys and Mario Sanchez art to name a few. A little taste of those exhibits.
Don't forget the sculptures as you enter and exit the Museum. Really lovely.