Pokey's Wild Turkey Collage

30 Apr 2009
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TheNeedler wrote
on 1 May 2009 7:18 PM

Love this piece, Pokey.   The turkey on the fence appears to be a photo transfer, is that right.  I like the blue tone carrying the turkey design farther to the back of the picture and blending into a green.  It keeps the design from being too central.  It is a very useful tool for me to remember.....Jim D

Pokey wrote
on 4 May 2009 8:50 AM

How details could appear in the comments area:


Pokey wrote
on 4 May 2009 8:53 AM

Hi Jim,

I actually colleged the background with hand-dyed fabrics layered with screen-printed sheers. Then I took a deep breadth, crossed my fingers, and screen-printed the turkey image on top of it all. I do use photo transfers quite a bit, but not in this instance.


Thanks for asking!

pjb987 wrote
on 4 May 2009 5:57 PM

I love this piece, too!The background is wonderful.

Interesting that Jim asked about photo transfers. I've been admiring the effect you get with screen printing, Pokey, but don't have the equipment to do it, so I was thinking about playing with some of my pictures in Photoshop and then printing them on transfer sheets. I've got as far as buying the transfer paper. Now it's time to try it out!

TheNeedler wrote
on 5 May 2009 8:10 PM

Thanks for getting back to me, Pokey.  The detail shot is great and shows some carefully thought-out details.  I could feel my breath suck in when you said you silk-screened the turkey AFTER all that work.  Gutsy move!  Thanks again for showing such a lovely piece of art.....Jim D

anastasia7 wrote
on 14 May 2009 3:15 PM

The truth is in the details. I liked the outer image but this detail makes me love it.

Thanks for sharing!

on 19 Jun 2010 6:04 AM

Love your use of repeating circles and squiggles inhanced by the free-form quilting. Thanks for the idea of putting a detail shot in the comments section. I found the icon link to do so, but what dimensions did you set yours at? I seemed to crash the program when I tried....:(

csmendola wrote
on 3 Aug 2010 2:30 PM

Very cool turkey! Love all the colors and textures in the background. Stitching really adds another layer of depth.

Lindy101 wrote
on 6 Jun 2011 3:30 PM

I wanted to start at the last (obviously the first, once upon a time) art to see what I had missed. So glad I did. This is really neat! Gives me a goal for 'when I grow up' artistically speaking! :?}