A deliciously scented choice of flowers in the studio, and for my hummingbird, although it is the nectar that draws her.
Sunshine and water bring such life and delight to a garden as you can see in my latest video.
As I continue to make the various parts of this collage, I am pinning them to the velvet rose fabric just to see how they look together.
This velvet has been dyed for the background to my next hummingbird collage. When I lived on San Juan Island in Washington State I grew many honeysuckle vines for my Rufus Hummingbirds to feast on. Then and now my honeysuckle twines around deep red roses, a combination I love and a perfect setting for a hummingbird.
This video is of an enchanting bird we met with in a moist mountain meadow in the Himalayas.
Although I had intended my hummingbird to feed from the fuchsias, it seems he favours the crocosmia.
The crocosmia and Anna's hummingbird are now in place above their reflection, but I want a richer look than this so will continue adding flowers and foliage.
Seeing the high Himalayan flowers as fragments of colour bursting through a blanket of snow, was a strange and wonderful experience. This video gives you a glimpse of the Chola Shan in high summer with very unexpected weather.
A very challenging piece of dye-work creating the reflection of both hummingbird and crocosmia. I used Disperse dyes painted onto paper and then heat transferred onto fabric.