bird & brush: morning walk series || daughter of mountains
This is the original piece used to create one of the backgrounds for our new notecard series. We call this the morning walk series, because they are all inspired by Fia's early morning walks along the shoreline on Cape Cod.
This particular piece was created on a piece of maple that stands on its own.
a daughter of mountains, she taught herself to balance on uneven ground, to gather clues from the wind & the navigation of birds, until she learned the difference between being wild & being free
- size of storyblock: 5 1/2" w, 3 3/4" h, 1" d
- comes wrapped in our signature eco-friendly way
- each block is shaped & painted here in the studio by Fia
- Flying Edna studio signature on the back
art created by Fia, story by Kai, September 2023
how we make these...
We have the deep joy of working with incredibly beautiful repurposed wood, sometimes from trees that are hundreds of years old... This means every piece is unique & carries along its own history. We purposely do not fill in the bug holes or hide the knots & scarring, which is why each piece is perfectly imperfect & unique.
The wood species will vary according to what we can source from local small businesses dedicated to repurposing razed buildings, trees that are diseased, or taken down due to storms.
These pieces come with a small card telling a bit about us & the piece, & is either wrapped or comes in an organic cotton bag.
All our reclaimed wood products are shaped, sanded & waxed here in our studio. Woodcuts are done freehand.
Unless stated otherwise, our painted pieces are our unique bird & brush process: 4-6 layers of paint, graphite & ink (including a secret hand written wish).