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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
amazoncanvas Featured By Owner Feb 6, 2014
Thank you
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.
amazoncanvas Featured By Owner Feb 6, 2014
Thanks, send me an email at In the mean time, yes I am almost ready to release the software, it is a plug-in for Adobe Illustrator.
Charmed-Ravenclaw Featured By Owner Feb 2, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Wow. This is lovely. You glued the wood the wood together flawlessly.
Karinta Featured By Owner Sep 17, 2012  Student General Artist
How did you get the wood to be pink?
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... " ;)
JoannaMoory Featured By Owner Apr 26, 2012
:bulletyellow: You have been featured in my journal here [link] :sun: :iconyellowheartplz: !
TinyWild Featured By Owner Apr 12, 2012
Very beautiful! :aww:
magicalaurie Featured By Owner Mar 5, 2012  Professional General Artist
beautiful work! :)
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