Tuesday, February 23, 2010

Feathered Joy

So luminous with living wings,
So musical with feathered joy . . .

Told y'all I would finish this last night! This little yellow birdie makes me smile...

Little birdies can be found on Etsy at Summer's Studio Pottery.

Bird Sanctuary

Between the cliff-rise and the beach
A slip of emerald I own;
With fig and olive, almond, peach,
cherry and plum-tree overgrown;
Glad-watered by a crystal spring
That carols through the silver night,
And populous with birds who sing
Gay madrigals for my delight.

Some merchants fain would buy my land
To build a stately pleasure dome.
Poor fools! they cannot understand
how pricelessly it is my home!
So luminous with living wings,
So musical with feathered joy . . .
Not for all pleasure fortune brings,
Would I such ecstasy destroy.

A thousand birds are in my grove,
Melodious from morn to night;
My fruit trees are their treasure trove,
Their happiness is my delight.
And through the sweet and shining days
They know their lover and their friend;
So I will shield in peace and praise
My innocents unto the end.

By Robert Service

Look for this piece on my website...but you have to wait until the new site is opened, just a little tease. I will keep you posted!


  1. Judith, it is pure magic! This piece is so rythmical. And those are your bead caps again? Gorgeous. I just put more of those little birdies in the kiln 5 minutes ago :-). Thanks so much for giving the little bird such a pretty home in your necklace.

  2. I like it! The unexpected addition of the bird is so much fun, and I like the tag with the saying on it too.

    Thanks again for the jewelry giveaway, Judy! Hope you're having a good week so far.

  3. I love it!! The bird, the stamped link, the bead caps, colors...Did I tell you that I love this necklace?

  4. Sweet tweeter! I love the stamped accents. Really fun and flighty design, Judy. Thanks for sharing! Enjoy the day! Erin

  5. love this ... and your stamping is just so lovely... all gorgeous - it's so fun to feel that inspired...

  6. Gorgeous piece Judy!! I love the design of the whole thing, and the sentiment is awesome!!
    A new site you say?!

  7. Judy, what gorgeous necklace! You have such a way with composition...I really like your style! And those bead caps! I'm working on a necklace with one of LeAnn's sweet birds too!

  8. Lovely necklace, I really love the tag!

  9. This is completely ready for Spring with this little happy birdie. Keep creating...

  10. Wonderful design, Judy! Aren't LeAnn's little birds just something else?

  11. Judy, your work is wonderful! Thank you for visiting my blog so that I could find yours in return. How far north of Nashville are you? I'm in TN too! :)

  12. It's beautiful! I love the combination of chain with the beads and the stamped piece is a perfect compliment. Wonderful creation!

  13. beautiful !! beautiful!! we all are in love with LeeAnn's little birds!! you did a perfect tribute to her art!! very you!! gorgeous!