Sunday, January 27, 2013

Travel Birds

The challenge at Collage Obsession this week is ‘maps’.  I’ve been working on a series using maps.  I call it the “Travel Birds”. 
Travel Bird #1 – This bird was the start of my series and set the theme.  The map that makes up his body shows all sorts of transportation routes… roads, rivers, air, and rail.  The background paper has all sorts of navigational aids on it. 
Travel Bird #2 – This bird has a compass star that represent “everywhere”.  The ‘flowers’ on the branch are foreign coins. 
Travel Bird #3 – The third bird represents the oceans.  The background is an old chart from the ship my husband works on.  At the time I made this, his ship was anchored in that very harbor!  The wings and tail are done in water colors.  The flower is a part of the navigational aid from the same chart. 


  1. Oh, do I LOVE what you've done with MAPS! Each piece depicting a different aspect. And you have a ship! Now that is romantic!
    The use of birds is just wonderful, by the way. Great job!

  2. This is wonderful! Birds are a perfect theme to go with maps. Thanks for participating this week!

  3. Your "travel birds" are great! Super entry.xx

  4. Your three collages are beautiful. not sure which one I like best, Love the combination of watercolour with your map elements.