Thursday, 19 January 2012

The Birds



Just before leaving home to come back to uni, I was lucky enough to spend some time in the company of a small flock of beautiful birds, all hand made by talented mosaic artist Kate Rattray. Quite unlike what the title of this post might imply, these birds were all very friendly and happy to co-operate for a photo or two!

Each bird has its own individual personality, and I can't quite decide which one is my favourite! They are designed to be hung either indoors or outdoors - don't they just look fantastic twinkling in the trees?

Kate produces her mosaic creations in a workshop at the bottom of her garden. Her pieces range from large framed works of art (have a look here), to wall sculptures (my personal favourite is this homage to Dali's 'Ruby Lips'), to smaller items like these birds, as well as necklaces, all available through Folksy. Flower brooches, eye brooches, and 'flying ducks' have been promised for the future, so keep your eye out for these!

It was a real privilege to borrow the birds for a mini photoshoot in the garden out in the winter sunshine. I hope you like the photos!



Kate also has a blog, so if you are interested in seeing how her mosaics are created, as well as background information on the inspiration for various pieces, be sure to have a look :).

What do you think of the birds? Where would you hang one?

Sadie xxx

17 comments:

Catherine said...

These are so cute - I would probably put them in my daughters bedroom. I'm on my way to check it out, lovely pictures xx Catherine xx

Steffys Pros and Cons said...

in LOVE LOVE LOVE with your hat!!

<3 steffy
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tumbleweed•twine said...

Awwh! These are adorable :) And I love your hat. ♥

Sarah ^.^

Chloe said...

i Have to start wearing hats - yours is too cute (^_^) the mosaics are so pretty, i'll be flying over to her blog to check out the how to =)

thankyou so much for sharing!

♥ your blog, Chloe x

Joanna. said...

So lovely! Even my bf agrees we HAVE to get some of these birds for our garden :)

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Phara said...

Oh, so adorable!

life/style/flash. said...

These are adorable photos and of course Kate's birds are beautiful!

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Kaitlin Mattingly said...

that beanie is so cute on you!
and i love how darling this post is.
great photos

xoxo katlin
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Laura said...

lovely photos, so cute! and the mosaic birds are really pretty:) x

TheQuickRedFox said...

These are lovely! They look great hung from trees in the garden. P.S that hat really suits you, I wish i could pull off a chunky bobble hat! xxx

j e s s i z e e said...

i love the contrast of the colorful birds to the tree branches, it really brings it to life :) and i love your hat!

auxpaysdesmerveilles said...

What a great post! Love those little birds :)

chibiwow said...

I'm loving Kate's art works right now. Love your beanie and that flaming red top. Cute.
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Lidia said...

The birds are ridiculously cute! I'd love to have them hanging off my lights so they can twinkle away!

Well done on making such a lovely blog btw, I've been following it right from the start but only just broken out of my lurking haha! x

Rose-et-Violet said...

Your friend is super talented. Those birds look incredible!

-Violet

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Bia said...

you look so cute! and that birds ar lovely! :)

Katrina said...

so beautiful piece of work! i like the last photo xx

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