This piece also reflects my retirement and new journey into being a full time artist. I took a butterfly wing and placed it under glass. It is all sterling silver.
Collecting feathers and butterfly wings when I'm on a run is always fun, and makes a good excuse to stop.
Not a good photo, but it shows how I select the right feather to use and then starts the process of creating a new piece. These are some of the feathers that my wonderful sister in law sends me from her 3 parrots.
I recently retired from teaching art for 23yrs. I did this piece to represent my new approach to life. I felt a sense of Freedom not having to do lesson plans ever again. My life has taken a new road and I love it.