#Twitterartexhibit & birds

Today is my first non-blogathon post. So I am writing what I want and taking on all subjects at once!

First, Thursday was the first day of spring and the first day of Twitter Art Exhibit: Orlando Benefiting The Center for Contemporary Dance, Special Needs Classes. Here is the info if you are in Florida.

WHEN: Show runs March 20 – April 11, 2014 LOCATION: CityArts Factory, Magic Gallery | Orlando, Florida, USA

Second, I have had a lot of inspiring things happen to me lately. I received an invite to assist with teaching a children’s sewing bag camp (it is 3 or 4 days)! Hurray a paid gig with the potential to run other workshops. They said I could pitch some ideas, one they did love and see if they could get it to fill. So working on that. Also got accepted to run some workshops for barter. Yay to bartering! And then today I went to a workshop for Yarn Bombing Los Angeles and was asked if I would like a tree. Who would like a tree? To yarn bomb. Even though I currently do not crochet or knit. I sew. I am going to sew some sweaters together (they gave me sweaters and yarn) and cover a giant palm tree. The one I got is tree #1, right in front of the Manhattan Beach Creative Arts Center (the location for the May show)! Front and center. I may also contribute some birds to their forest exhibit. Same month and location. I’ll share more info once I have it.

And I leave you with a bird I sewed this morning. I do not just patch my clothing, unless it is a sock.

Bird Patch by Amy Bauer Designs

Bird Patch by Amy Bauer Designs

Bird & Egg

I attended a baby shower last weekend. Pictured below is the card I made for my friend. I drew a silhouette of a bird and cut it out of scrap paper. I then made a paper nest and egg. The backdrop is some more scrap paper and a blank card. On the back I cut up some paper and put my initial on a square elephant head. Now I have to make the actual gift. Luckily I have some time for that, stay in there baby! lol

Accordion Bird Book

Today I went to a meetup at Glassybaby to make an accordion book. They are very quick and easy to make. Without much thought my book became a bird book. Once again I just used what was in front of me. At one point I thought I would give it away, but I really really like it. Especially since I free-hand cut bird shadows which are on the last two pages. All the pages can be seen on my flickr account.

Here is the cover and my bird cutouts.