I haven’t had any turkeys visiting me this winter. Last winter there were three groups that came fairly regularly. Occasionally they all would be here at the same time. This is one of the turkeys of a group of three that visited the most often and continued into the spring and early summer. The first time I saw the group it consisted of 3 adult males. During the winter one of the males was replaced by a female. The other two groups were larger and consisted of juveniles. One group was usually all male (8-10) and the other a mixture (11-13). I think there was some movement between the 2 groups.
The group of three came so often that they learned not to be afraid of me and I learned to distinguish between the two males. This is Harry.
I have been busy lately getting ready for Fibre Fling 5 which is on April 8 & 9 but I did manage to get this quick watercolour sketch done.
I might use this sketch to do a felted picture of him. I have lots of orange wool roving.
Turkeys are frequent visitors to my cottage.
This portrait is a wet on wet watercolour from a photograph taken last summer.
This is a wet on wet watercolour portrait of my niece from a photograph taken several years ago.
I have finished my latest project.
I described in a previous post (here) how I prepared the pattern from an old photograph.
I dyed the pale green fabric using inks because I couldn’t find the fabric I was sure I had bought to use in this project. (I found the fabric a minute after I finished the piece.)
The hair and background were quilted using free motion embroidery.