Today I am back in the studio to begin a commission for a dear friend of mine. She asked for a Penguin. So to begin I chose a blue sky and a series of long strips of whites and blue for the snow area. I will quilt this first and then continue on the journey of this winter scene and winter bird.
Sometimes when you research a bird you do not have a detailed knowledge of, you learn so many new things. I have been watching videos as well as viewing photos both of closeups and distance shots of the Emperor Penguin. It has been so much more then I thought and I have learned about their funny feet, tails and that they really are not just black but a grey and black blend of feathers.
I am excited to begin this bird and it will be a nice break from my owl series with an entire new color palette!