Cardinals with Apple Blossoms

 

IVES FELT ART, hand dyed felted painting / shawl. REIS_D20150807JR1; Contact the studio for rights to upload or publish this photo
IVES FELT ART, hand dyed felted painting / shawl. REIS_D20150807JR1; Contact the studio for rights to upload or publish this photo
IVES FELT ART, hand dyed felted painting / shawl. REIS_D20150807JR1; Contact the studio for rights to upload or publish this photo
IVES FELT ART, hand dyed felted painting / shawl. REIS_D20150807JR1; Contact the studio for rights to upload or publish this photo
IVES FELT ART, hand dyed felted painting / shawl. REIS_D20150807JR1; Contact the studio for rights to upload or publish this photo
IVES FELT ART, hand dyed felted painting / shawl. REIS_D20150807JR1; Contact the studio for rights to upload or publish this photo

Wool: organic wool with plant dyes, wet felted.

Every Spring the cardinals enjoy the apple blossoms. It’s a beautiful sight after seeing them stark red against the winter white snow. Every bird is singing it’s spring song, but it’s those few weeks during the apple tree bloom when the cardinals dine on apple blossoms, mate and stand out. Many people get annoyed when the birds eat their apple flowers, therefore portraying them as pests. It’s wonderfully nourishing for the birds and a springtime ritual of beauty to see. Dyed with madder, fruit, vegetables, tree wood, color grown wool.