Thursday, April 7, 2016

Harry the herring gull

Spiraling above a fishing boat or squabbling at a dock or parking lot, Herring Gulls are the quintessential gray-and-white, pink-legged "seagulls." They're the most familiar gulls of the North Atlantic and can be found across much of coastal North America in winter. Some call them pests but no one can deny their beauty especially when they are soaring through the sky.

Harry was made using both freezer paper and fusible appliqué, Inktense pencils for shading and lots of free motion quilting. The background is quilted with swirls reminding me of the ocean breeze.