Weekly Art Project: Week 29

This week didn’t quite go as expected and I woke up this morning without any textile sketch in progress or even an idea of what Week 29 would feature. Then I heard the cackling laugh of some kookaburras.

Instantly cheered,  I knew it was time to capture this bird in cloth:


Last week I introduced brown into the palette of my weekly textile sketches for the first time. This is a good opportunity to add another predominantly brown work to the collection. Incorporating the turquoise blue markings of the kookaburaa wings also links back to colours used in some of my ocean/marine inspired pieces. The digital sketch on the iPad came together quickly.

week art project week 29 - kookaburra sketchThe cloth version took a little longer. I used zig zag stiching in the background to imitate the kookaburra feathers. It also helped the soften our the multitude of seam lines:

Week 29 Weekly Art Project Kookaburra

Week 29 Weekly Art Project Kookaburra

View the Copa Abstractions collection from my weekly art project so far.

I look forward to seeing YOUR weekly art project. New participants are welcome to join in at any time.  Be sure to link back to your specific blog/social media post so that we can learn more about your inspiration and process.

Weekly Art Project Link Up: Week 29: 12 April 2017  

Week 15 of 2017
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  1. Join the Weekly Art ProjectMake a pledge to participate – you can do this privately but there is power in a public declaration.
  2. Define the parameters of YOUR own weekly project*. Write it down somewhere!
  3. Record your results.
  4. Share a photo via the link up that I will post on my blog each Wednesday. (The link up for each week will stay open for 14 days.)

* Your project can be in any medium and size.  If you would like to explore working in a 6x6in square format, download the Weekly Art Project Design Sheet to develop designs at this scale.


  1. Caity O'Connor says:

    Gorgeous, and really captures the kooks in abstract!

  2. Candy Walker says:

    Love the colours & concept