The other morning while putting on a pot of jo', I spotted this surprising sight out of my kitchen window:
Twelve hours later, same skyline:
And the following morning when I tried to go to work:
A gaggle of wild turkeys on my street stopped me in my tracks.
They are so goth looking, don't you think? Like something straight out of Mordor.
I stopped the car of course, and watched as they ambled up the barn driveway. One even posed for me on a fence:
Later that evening I played with this image in Photoshop by converting it to a black and white sketch, and placed six turkeys up on a page:
I could then use the above images as a map for stencils, screens, hand-carved stamps, fabric images, even free-motion motifs––all of which I used to create these:
If you're coming to Houston next week, I'll be demonstrating the techniques I used to make the above pieces of fiber art during my Open Studios time slot in Make It University-- Thursday, October 30 from 2:30 - 4:30. Please stop by and see me!
And if you'd like to use my black and white gaggle of turkeys, feel free to right-click and download it. (And if you create something with them, please let me know!)