( egg )

July 20, 2011


engravings from 1818 by jf naumann, via bibliodyssey

just before the bird, came the egg.

have you ever found a nest, with the eggs tucked gently inside?
they're incredible little weavers
and i love finding evidence of the their gatherings,
a bit of string, a strip of paper,
woven right into their new home.

( it's a bit like people bringing home souvenirs of their travels. )

i've been working on two little birds for custom orders.
a little sparrow. and a little swallow.

in this case,
the bird comes before the egg.

xo. r

3 notes:

  1. So lovely. Thank you for sharing these.

  2. those are fantastic egg diagrams. i have been thinking about nests quite a bit, think i am going to try and weave one soon. then i will have to decide just what sort of eggs would fit inside...

  3. k, i cannot wait to see what you do with nests! your work is so incredible. xo.