European Winter Birds

Out my studio window

There isn’t a lot of color when I look out my studio window this time of year, especially when it’s overcast.  But I do see color in the movement of the birds as they flit back and forth from the lilac bush to the birdfeeder.

Wendy said my Winter Bird Potholders are like seeing the birds through a frosted window. I love how this speaks to the softness of my designs.

Then, I was surprised when Chris reassured me that the birds in my potholders were indeed winter birds.

Two of your birds wrote Chris,  are European robins, one of the most defining images of Christmas and the dark season here in the UK. It seems nearly every Christmas greeting card here features a cheerful little “Robin Redbreast”. The others seem to be Blue Tits which are commonly found in our gardens in the winter, dominating the bird feeders and cheering up my dark days with their antics.

I’ve already sold a few of these potholders.

This happens sometimes when I post pictures of my work before it’s finished.  So if you ever like something you see on my blog, even if it isn’t finished, you don’t have to wait for me to post it in my Etsy Shop.  Just send me an email and let me know.

I’m planning on finishing these up and putting them up for sale in my Etsy Shop next week.

My Winter Bird Potholders

2 thoughts on “European Winter Birds

  1. Beautiful photo through the window, Maria! Even without much color, the detail of the bird at the feeder and the icicles hanging from the roof make it so interesting.

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