Pokey’s Wild Turkey Collage

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9 thoughts on “Pokey’s Wild Turkey Collage

  1. 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

  2. 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!

  3. 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!

  4. 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

  5. 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….:(

  6. 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! :?}