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Bird and Bee - Marquetry by amazoncanvas Bird and Bee - Marquetry by amazoncanvas
This artwork is made by cutting and gluing exotic, natural wood veneers together.

My all time favorite fans are my 7 and 5 years old daughters. They collect all my art prints for a dollar each, bless their hearts. I made two similar pieces, each with a different bird, a few years ago and gave them as presents to my sweet hearts. They still think it is the cutest picture. So, I redesigned and added a bee to it. By the way, this bird is not a Bee Eater.

You can view the pieces of wood I used for the bird here: [link] [link] [link]

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alomhordozo57 Featured By Owner Aug 5, 2013
Wonderful!
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amazoncanvas Featured By Owner Feb 6, 2014
Thank you
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theaffliction Featured By Owner May 11, 2013  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
I watched the youtube video on how this piece was made and was excited to see it here. I loved the fact that you made a computer program to preview your grain and color selection. Is there any chance you would want to make that program available for sale because I would be very interested.
I can't believe how large this piece is. Much bigger than I thought at first. I can't remember from the video about how the pieces are cut. Are you using the window method with a knife or double bevel with a scrollsaw? What is your favorite adhesive for gluing down the substrate? At any rate you are a brilliant craftsman and your work just blows me away. Someday I hope I can do work that is up to this level.
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amazoncanvas Featured By Owner Feb 6, 2014
Thanks, send me an email at socialize@amazoncanvas.com. In the mean time, yes I am almost ready to release the software, it is a plug-in for Adobe Illustrator.
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Charmed-Ravenclaw Featured By Owner Feb 2, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Wow. This is lovely. You glued the wood the wood together flawlessly.
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Karinta Featured By Owner Sep 17, 2012  Student General Artist
How did you get the wood to be pink?
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Chateaugay Featured By Owner Sep 13, 2012
I love how the bird is looking at the bee with his little oildrop eye!

"The birds and the bees... " ;)
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JoannaMoory Featured By Owner Apr 26, 2012
:bulletyellow: You have been featured in my journal here [link] :sun: :iconyellowheartplz: !
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TinyWild Featured By Owner Apr 12, 2012
Very beautiful! :aww:
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magicalaurie Featured By Owner Mar 5, 2012  Professional General Artist
beautiful work! :)
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