suddenly a swan appeared

Swans. They’ve been on my mind and while I was working out the steps for the flamingo kit a swan turned up.  And then another and another.  I love them. LOVE them – so I took a ton of photos.

paper swan

black paper swan

paper swan work

paper swan family yellow

Of course there is a black swan and babies too- a whole family. My first thought was cake toppers and they will be in the shop very soon – ready made and probably kits I think too (sign up here to be notified  when they are available).

floating paper swans

But there is something else – probably most important of all – they bring me back around to the place I always end up. I think that everything I make has a foot in story but I have not very often explored that as fully or intentionally as I would like to and maybe paper swans are something to experiment with,  a good place to play with the idea of illustrations – the setting of a tiny stage.

13 Comments

  1. They’re so lovely and expressive. I can’t tell if it’s the curve of the neck, the sweetly closed eyes, or what but they are wonderful.

  2. They are so very beautiful Ann! and have such a serene look about them. Wonderful work! 🙂

  3. They’re so elegant – beautiful My favourite books as a child was Wild Swans, by Hans Christian Anderson. My copy (by Golden Press) had models for some of the illustration. Your swans would be wonderful for this story.

  4. Your swans are so beautiful and very elegant…I’m very lucky and very near to where I live(less than a 5 minute stroll) is a marshy meadow…ther’s a lovely river side walk and we often see swans on there, not lways looking as ethereal as yours as they are very noisy when they eat and often flash us a glimpse of their bums as they snaffle up food from the river bottom.

    https://erickaeckles.wordpress.com/2015/01/04/a-winter-walk/

  5. Your swans are so beautiful and very elegant…I’m very lucky and very near to where I live(less than a 5 minute stroll) is a marshy meadow…ther’s a lovely river side walk and we often see swans on there, not always looking as ethereal as yours as they are very noisy when they eat and often flash us a glimpse of their bums as they snaffle up food from the river bottom.

    https://erickaeckles.wordpress.com/2015/01/04/a-winter-walk/

  6. Moni Stephens

    THANKYOU Ann

    I often search out your clever creations & wishhhh!

    Best

    Moni Stephens

  7. Thank you for being such an inspiration. Your work makes me smile and brings a lift to my day.

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