01 September, 2022

Fur or Feathers

 

Hi - it’s me again, Neet from Hickydorums.  I was so pleased when I was asked again to be Guest Host for another month on Art Journal Journey.  This time I went for something which I hope is easy for everyone and chose  "Fur and/or Feathers" as my theme for the month.  Most of us have a love of animals or birds and so that is what it is all about.  Not all animals have fur though, but I did find out in my research that despite us always thinking of dogs as having hair in fact most of them have fur too. Underneath the hairs on top lie a layer of soft downy-like fur that acts as an insulating layer.  Sadly I don’t have any pets now,  but I know some of you do have cats and dogs, how lovely would it be to feature your furry friend in a journal page?
 
You are not only restricted to birds and animals, if you think of it fur and feathers are used in lots of different ways.  A lovely quill pen would look elegant on my desk but sadly crafting takes over the whole space, still I can dream and make a page featuring one.  Then there are the elegant ladies of the 20’s and 30’s who often wore feather boas or a fur stole as part of their lovely costumes.  The designer, Erté, often used props of fur and feathers in his stage design and the beautiful couture clothing he designed for the ladies.  
 
Traveling abroad we can see lots of people who wear fur and/or feathers in their costumes.  Africa, Australia, the Far East spring to mind - once we start looking there is fur and feathers everywhere.  I hope you find lots to do with this theme, no doubt you will have lots of surprises for me.



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12 comments:

  1. Thank you Neet for the great theme and samples.
    I'm wishing the creative September to everyone xx

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  2. Great theme Neet, and I love your page. Happy September everyone!

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  3. Nice to see you again hosting, Neet. Fun theme! xoxo

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  4. Sorry I am late with my second post but up at the caravan and there is no signal. Had to do a drive to get one. xx

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  5. What a fun theme Neet, I can see a lot of cat pages in my future - any excuse!

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  6. Thank you for this fun theme! I love any chance I have to post graphics of chickens! This is my first challenge with **ART*JOURNAL*JOURNEY* and I look forward to many more!

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  7. What a wonderful challenge and beautiful page!

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  8. Oh the feathers are very popular

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  9. Thanks for the wonderful theme this month!

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  10. Really great challenge! Thank you!

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  11. At last I found a little feathered friend. Thanks for the challenge.

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