Wet Days and Wild Days Enamelling Challenge

Cumbria sub-group

Part Two… continued from the Winter 2020 issue

Ilona Furrokh Blackbird parenthood

I seemed to spend a lot of the ‘lockdown’ observing the garden and our thriving bird population; breeding and rearing their chicks. In particular, one male blackbird, which must have lost his mate, was a devoted dad and reared 4 chicks very successfully to adulthood……..despite our Cat! My piece represents the ‘passing of time/cycle of life’ with egg, chick and adult blackbird, plus a nod to the changing seasons with leaves moving from young bright green ones to older autumnal colours.

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The Process:

Copper gas pipe:

A section of the pipe was cut off to make the stand and the remaining pipe sawed to open up to a flat rectangle for the background.