June 09, 2017

My New Found Object Sculpture Is A Very Rare Birdie

It doesn’t happen often that a vulture and a peacock fall in love but it occurs from time to time. When Pea Cocktail’s vulture mom and her peacock dad met, it was love at first sight, believe it or not. It didn’t take long before they started to build a nest and after a hatching period of about two months, a little girl got out of the only egg.

Found Object Sculpture Bird by Vintage with Laces

The offspring of such a mixed relationship has features of both species. When a girl is born with a vulture head, she always has the big peacock tail feathers that among purebred peacocks only the males get. Just in case you’re wondering.

Found Object Sculpture Bird by Vintage with Laces

Here you see Pea Cocktail in her natural habitat. She loves a garden with lots of wildflowers and all kinds of grasses.

Found Object Sculpture Bird by Vintage with Laces

Sometimes she runs into a turtle but they usually ignore each other.

Found Object Sculpture Bird by Vintage with Laces

The idea to make this bird started with the legs. Long time ago I had bought a metal bird and never used it for decoration. The body wasn’t well made and the colors were rather ugly. What was I thinking? Some months ago, I took it apart and only kept the legs. For the tail I used a valve feeler gauge. Isn’t that a cool thing and just perfect for a peacock tail?

Found Object Sculpture Bird by Vintage with Laces

Pea’s body is an old wooden hotel keychain and her neck is the metal part of a light bulb. When it comes to her head I have no clue. Does anyone know what kind of cone(?) that is? It must have come to me in a flower arrangement or Christmas wreath some years ago.

Found Object Sculpture Birds by Vintage with Laces

Some of you might remember Pelican Joe. He had been looking for a girlfriend for the last three years without success. When he met Pea Cocktail, he suddenly had butterflies in his tummy. He asked her out and look, he brought a bunch of flowers to their first date. Isn’t he a gentleman? I was told they had a fabulous evening hopping through the garden together and they’ll meet again soon. We might have a couple of lovebirds here.

Miss Pea Cocktail will fly over to these great parties:

Sweet Inspiration at A Crafty Mix
Party Junk at Funky Junk Interiors
Vintage Charm at Our Hopeful Home
Talk of The Town at Knick of Time


bobbie said...

She is Gorgeous!!! And the whole time I was reading the first bits about her, I was thinking, "Wow! She'd make a great companion for Pelican Joe!!!"
Clever you ~ I love it!

LivingVintage said...

You are so fun and hilarious! Thanks for the laugh!

Mellowood Gallery said...

What a hoot! There are a few people in my area who create weird and wonderful critters like this but it is not something I can even think of - wonderful job!

Barbara said...

With your imagination and crafting talent, Wow! There's a children's book in these critters, I love them!

ULKAU said...

Oh Julia, endlich, endlich dürfen wir eine neue Kreation von dir bewundern!
Sie ist einfach wieder ganz großartig geworden, so lebendig, mit so viel Ausdruck! Dieser Wuschelkopf ist einfach köstlich!
Wie toll auch, dass du erzählst, woraus sie sich zusammen setzt... aber du bist wirklich eine große Künstlerin mit viel Fantasie, so wie du es machst!
Ist doch völlig logisch, dass sich Pelican Joe sofort in sie verliebt hat - jetzt wird er sie nicht mehr aus den Augen lassen!
Ganz liebe Grüße von Ulrike

rush said...

I think the seed pod is from a magnolia tree. From here, you can search online to be certain, if you'd like.

Marsha @ Tattered Chick said...

Miss Pea Cocktail is unbelievably cute!! LOVE her face! She has such a personality. Well done, Julia!! Brava!!!


A Crafty Mix said...

No wonder Pelican Joe felt butterflies when her saw her the first time. She's gorgeous Julia. I love her curious expression and that tail, love it!!

Dorthe said...

Oh Julia,
you are wonderful, my dear,- I love your stories, and this sweetie ,Pea, with her amazing cone head is just almost adorable,--- Mr. Joe, surely couldn`t resist her :-)
What a pair, they will never leave each other , or you.
Love them. <3 xxxooo

Junkchiccottage said...

How could Joe resist beautiful Pea!!!! OMG I love them together. I think they should get married and have a baby. Wow would love too see that! I have always loved Pelican Joe. He needs to fly to my house and live with me. Love love love them both. Have a great weekend Julia.

Reserl said...

Was für ein Kunstwerk, wunderschön.
Alles Liebe für dich liebste Julia, was machen die Katzerln?
Fühl dich fest umärmelt vom Reserl

Anonymous said...

She is absolutely marvelous. No wonder Pelican Joe looks so happy! Fantastic creating. xox

Betsy@My Salvaged Treasures said...

Another fabulous creation, Julia. You are so clever!

Barbara Casillas said...

So cute. She really looks like what a vulture peacock would look like.

johanna said...

das warten hat sich gelohnt!! so einzigartig schön ist dein neues objekt geworden. der fächer der Schwanzfedern mit den zahlen ist grandios, ein toller fund! leider kann ich die kopf-frucht auch nicht identifizieren, die Floristen verwenden ja oft die exotischsten pflanzen als deko.
dein pelikan-Joe ist aber auch ein toller kerl. ich sehe, du kannst gut mit Werkzeug umgehen, wenn du solche Prachtstücke zusammenbauen kannst!
liebe grüße und genieß den sommer! johanna

Poppy said...

Well, how swell for Pelican Joe to have found Pea Cocktail! Good move, him showing up with that pretty bouquet - almost makes him irresistible. Almost. Now, these two lovebirds surely have a future together; I'm trying to picture what THEIR kiddies will look like!

Happy Tuesday, Julia,

Jeanie said...

Julia, these are fabulous! Very clever, very creative and loads of fun! What an inspiration you are!

eileeninmd said...

Hello Pelican Joe and Pea Cocktail are a cute couple. I like the fun story too. Wonderful creations! Happy Tuesday, enjoy your day!

Cat and DOG Chat With Caren said...

I just love those creations!!!! They are so interesting and so much fun! Thank you for your sweet comment on our blog, Cody and I just signed up to follow you via email! Nice to meet you! catchatwithcarenandcody

Athena Cat Goddess Wise Kitty said...

Lovely creations!

Purrs xx
Athena and Marie

Marco Luijken said...

Hello Julia,
This is very funny. So nice to see this creation.
It looks very well. Great!!

Greetings, Marco

Sam - Raggedy Bits said...

What a clever sculpture! I love Joe also! They are a match made in heaven. You have thought of every detail right down to Pea Cocktails beautiful necklace!

Thank you so much for sharing your clever creation with us over at Waste Not Wednesday :-)

Linda said...

You have an amazing talent!!! I absolutely love your artistic ability! Lovely photos, thank you so much for sharing.

white and vintage said...

Hallo Julia,
was für ein zauberhaftes Vögelchen! Ich bin immer wieder fasziniert von deinen Kreaturen. Sie wirken so besonders und haben einen ganz eigenen Charme.
Liebste Grüße,

Mary K. said...

Julia it's a holiday everytime you post one of your fantastic projects! Miss Pea Cocktail is so adorable and I am really glad to hear that Joe found a girlfriend!

ornate splendor said...

You are so creative, Julia! Always love to see your latest creations. :) This pretty little birdy is fabulous - and so glad Pelican Joe has a sweetie, now! ;)

Linda @ Itsy Bits And Pieces said...

Love. love. love it, Julia...and that little string of rhinestones is the cherry on top!

Nadia said...

Julia, I saw them featured at the Sweet Inspiration link party! they are adorable! YOu have a such a great vision!

Rostrose said...

Oh mein Gotterle, Julia - ein Geier-Pfauen-Junges! Was du immer für Einfälle hast, es ist umwerfend! Deine Miss Pea Cocktail ist es ebenfalls - so eine Hübsche! - und ich freue mich sehr, dass dieser Umstand von Mr. Pelican Joe bemerkt wurde und die beiden fortan nicht mehr einsam durchs Leben gehen müssen. Auf Nachwuchs in dieser Mischung darf man ebenfalls sehr gespannt sein ;-)))))
Ganz lieben Dank für deine entzückenden Kommentare der letzten Zeit - und auch für deinen Tipp in Sachen Bügelapplikationen. Da sieht man's mal wieder, ich bin ein echtes Greenhorn auf diesem Gebiet... Aber jetzt weiß ich Bescheid, und auf die nächsten Sterne oder was auch immer warte ich dann nicht so lange ;-)
Nina freut sich sehr über die Bäuchleinkrauler. Und sie meinte, ich solle Barney ausrichten, dass er die Pfoten vn den Eidechsen lassen soll... Demnächst stelle ich in meinem Blog übrigens den Streunerkater "Austria" vor, der jetzt unser regelmäßiger Gast ist...
Alles Liebe, Traude (immer noch Bronchtis-geschüttelt...)

Marie Lost Bird Studio said...

They are simply made for each other, dear Julia. A perfect match.
Big smiles here:) Do you think we have to wait long for the baby birds??? Have a lovely day. Sending hugs and love,

Draffin Bears said...

Dear Julia,

So great to see your latest fun creation, Pea Cocktail is fabulous and glad that Pelican Joe now has a little lady friend.
I smiled reading your post.
Have a great weekend

Our Hopeful Home said...

Your ingenious creations never cease to amaze me! Pea Cocktail is quite a looker (as is Pelican Joe). Can't wait to see what happens on their next date! Thanks for sharing at Vintage Charm! xo Kathleen|Our Hopeful Home

Annie said...

OMGawd! Aren't they the cutest couple ever!I love both Pea and Joe. And your story of them is priceless. Sure glad I've found some time to catchup with some blog reading this evening.