Sunday, June 27, 2010

Three little fimo birds

Three little fimo birds
From above
All done! I painted them with acrylic & a coat of matte varnish.
It's Daniel's now because he asked me for could I say no to Daniel :)
He wants to put it on the window above his desk in the new house.

109 Lovely Comments:

Blogger Lanie said...

So beautiful. You inspire me!

6/27/2010 7:10 AM  
Blogger Feather said...

oh! i'm speachles over these birds! these are stunning! and so beautifully crafted. i love how you hung them with natural materials. awesome, awesome!

6/27/2010 7:10 AM  
Anonymous Brigitte said...

Stunning! Always amazed with your work!

6/27/2010 7:14 AM  
Blogger Eden said...

Lucky Daniel!!! Hey, would you adopt me then I can get my set?
Love these and the colors you used :D

6/27/2010 7:19 AM  
Blogger salli s. swindell said...

yes...once again my jaw is on the floor! love your work SO much...

6/27/2010 7:22 AM  
Blogger Škorčica said...

Oh, cool, cool, cool! :)

6/27/2010 7:24 AM  
Blogger K. M. Steddum said...

Quite lovely, Geninne. The way you create and add the natural elements into your pieces is really beautiful. I adore the stone and twine. --Kristine

6/27/2010 7:24 AM  
Anonymous melissa said...

amazing. i don't think it could be any more perfect.

6/27/2010 7:24 AM  
Anonymous Bonnie said...

I love, love, LOVE these birdies!! I want some to come live with me!

6/27/2010 7:30 AM  
Blogger shannon said...

i agree with everyone else. thaey are beautifully i want some to call my own too....

thank you for sharing!

6/27/2010 7:33 AM  
Blogger Tia Eastwood said...


6/27/2010 7:35 AM  
Blogger SARAH said...

So lovely. Where do you come up with your ideas.

6/27/2010 7:35 AM  
Blogger kt_kthx said...

OH MY GOSH! Those are SO PRETTY! I really hope you make more, I want some for my new home! <3

Do you ever do commission work for your blog guests?

6/27/2010 7:49 AM  
Blogger Snappy Di said...

Love these tweeters! Great work and I love your imagination at work.


6/27/2010 8:02 AM  
Blogger Satoko said...

Ohhh....those are fabulous!! love it.

6/27/2010 8:06 AM  
Anonymous Cynthia said...

Love them! you're so talented!

6/27/2010 8:13 AM  
Blogger Dia said...

They are so beautiful!

6/27/2010 8:15 AM  
Blogger Loose Sparrow Arts N Crafts said...

Will you let us know when and if these will be on your etsy site? I love your work. You'd never know I have a bird phobia from the way I love your work. Thank you for being part of the cure!

6/27/2010 8:15 AM  
Blogger antilight said...

They are so beautiful and perfect! You are a very gifted person!

6/27/2010 8:16 AM  
Blogger Snap said...


These little birds are a delight! They make me smile. Your talent is never ending. What a treat to visit with you.

6/27/2010 8:18 AM  
Anonymous anais said...

wow! they are so adorable!

6/27/2010 8:35 AM  
Blogger Romina said...

I love them! they turn out sobeautiful!
also love the way you held them with the stick! perfect way to not get fingertips cover in paint :)

6/27/2010 8:36 AM  
Blogger Jackie said...

Me quito el sombrero.

Te hago una reverencia.

Te aplaudo.

Te hago un cheer con pompones

Te hago una fanfarria

Y contrato a un avion para que escriba con humo en el cielo:


6/27/2010 8:40 AM  
Blogger Briana said...

Absolutely FABULOUS!!!!
Love all of your birds, but now in 3-D! You are amazing.

6/27/2010 8:45 AM  
Blogger Heather T. said...

Super-adorable! Amazing how you were able to translate your usual 2D work into 3D!

6/27/2010 8:45 AM  
Anonymous phaicotton said...

lovely, I do like the birds mixed with the stone

6/27/2010 8:52 AM  
Blogger susan said...

For years now my white polymer clay birds have been waiting....I now have the idea and the courage to bring them to life with color....Thanks so much for the inspiration....Again, and again! I am grateful.


6/27/2010 9:23 AM  
Blogger susan said...

For years now my white polymer clay birds have been waiting....I now have the idea and the courage to bring them to life with color....Thanks so much for the inspiration....Again, and again! I am grateful.


6/27/2010 9:24 AM  
Blogger INKognito said...

you have more than a touch of magic about you - you use your gifts so well!

6/27/2010 9:25 AM  
Blogger blue china studio said...

Oh another fantastic project! I loved the birds all white but now seeing them painted a la Geninne style I love them even more. How fun to have hanging in a window.

6/27/2010 10:01 AM  
Anonymous Liz said...

I can say it again and again: you never cease to amaze.

6/27/2010 10:05 AM  
Blogger Olivia said...

Truly beautiful! Inspiring project idea to do with my girls!

6/27/2010 10:06 AM  
Blogger Catalina said...

I am completely and truly in LOVE with those birds and your art.

6/27/2010 10:14 AM  
Blogger Jenny said...

Eeeee! They are so fantastic!

6/27/2010 10:26 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Precioso! Muy delicado!!! Me encanta!!!!

6/27/2010 10:51 AM  
Blogger Monika said...

They are exactly what I imagined, colorful and beautiful....

6/27/2010 10:55 AM  
Blogger Mellisa - Chinook Jewelry said...

Gorgeousness! You have such a gift :)

6/27/2010 11:02 AM  
Blogger DinDin said...

they are so adorable! Is there anything that you cannot do? May I call you super Geninne? :)

6/27/2010 11:27 AM  
Blogger Sam said...

I thought they looked beautiful when they were plain white, but they are stunning now.


6/27/2010 12:07 PM  
Blogger Dawn said...

Charming birdies!!

6/27/2010 12:10 PM  
Blogger Sarah Coggrave said...

I like the colours you have used for these :-)

Sarah x

6/27/2010 12:26 PM  
Blogger Ninfa said...

They are really beautiful.You are very, very clever. Bye!

6/27/2010 12:51 PM  
Blogger Marcy said...

Oh, they are amazing! I love the vibrant colors and how they contrast with the stone, rope, and natural beads.

6/27/2010 12:55 PM  
Blogger ariadne said...

These are stunning! I didn't know fimo could be painted!I am so sorry Mexico lost so unfairly.Ariadne from Greece!

6/27/2010 1:29 PM  
Blogger dharmaflyer said...

delightful, absolutely delightful!

6/27/2010 2:09 PM  
Blogger STAEDTLER said...

We have just discovered your gorgeous birdies made of STAEDTLER FIMO!
We'd love to meet you on our facebook fanpage !
It would be great if you became a fan, too, and showed your artworks to all other FIMO fans on our page.

Hope to see you soon and best (tweeting) regards from STAEDTLER headquarters in Germany, Yvonne

6/27/2010 2:18 PM  
Blogger Lykkesaurus said...

So very cute and pretty.

6/27/2010 2:22 PM  
Blogger Lisa Flowers Ross said...

These are so awesome. Hope you make some for your Etsy shop.

6/27/2010 2:58 PM  
Blogger Martha said...

Lucky Daniel! So fun to see your birds in 3D.

6/27/2010 3:47 PM  
Blogger Carol C said...

these are beautiful!! they'll look great in your new home!

6/27/2010 3:47 PM  
Blogger Shreya Reyaah said...

Awesome idea Geninne!

6/27/2010 3:55 PM  
Blogger Gina Perry said...

Your work is gorgeous in 3d - I've never thought about working in Fimo, but this inspires me.

6/27/2010 4:28 PM  
Blogger **WE BLOG ARTISTS** said...

adorable...I'm sure Danielle will love them!

6/27/2010 5:07 PM  
Anonymous Alex Louisa said...

I even liked your birdies in just plain white - very elegant! - but they are even more gorgeous now that you've painted them.

I used to love Fimo as a kid, and I'm sure it's even better to work with than when I used to play with it 15 years or so ago. Thanks for the reminder - I've been meaning to get some more!!

6/27/2010 5:13 PM  
Blogger Nicole Austin said...

absolutely charming! maybe something to add to your shop some day? ;)

6/27/2010 5:18 PM  
Blogger Anu said...

So so cute birds! they look stunning!!! thanks for sharing them with us. Wanted to know - how did you get that hole in the middle of the bird?

6/27/2010 6:43 PM  
OpenID wendymoondesigns said...


6/27/2010 6:47 PM  
Blogger Judy Hartman said...

You are brilliant, Gennine! These birds are stunning.
Your talent seems to know no bounds!!
Love them!!

6/27/2010 8:02 PM  
Blogger Melinda said...

I am in LOVE with those birdies - clever you!!
Would you consider some in for the shop? Love them

6/27/2010 8:37 PM  
Blogger Prettyinpaisley said...

It's great to see your birds from your cards come to life - it's like they materialized straight off your page!

I love your work.


6/27/2010 9:24 PM  
Blogger Annie said...

Please, oh, please make some for the shop!! I'd just love to have some! We just moved into the country and I'm falling in love with birds for the first time in my life - chickens, chickadees, woodpeckers, magpies, red tail hawks, eagles, osprey - and the most darling hummingbirds! And did I mention chipmunks? Not birds, but so cute! ;) I'll be keeping an eye on the shop!!

6/27/2010 9:34 PM  
Blogger Emily said...

these are so sweet! They look just like one of your paintings came to life!

6/27/2010 10:07 PM  
Blogger Alisa said...

I love these!

6/27/2010 10:19 PM  
Blogger Maialen said...

son preciosas!!!!

6/27/2010 10:53 PM  
Blogger Mara said...

Que lindos!

They look amazing! Sorry about the Mexico game today :(

6/27/2010 11:29 PM  
Blogger pocketful of patterns said...

How beautiful! Really lovely work from you yet again :)

6/27/2010 11:33 PM  
Blogger Bolita said...

Wow, I love these guys!! So cute and colourful! You've inspired me to give bird beads a go myself! Keep up the beautiful work....

6/28/2010 12:33 AM  
Blogger moomi said...

what a beautiful trio!
if you sold these they would "fly" out the door! (sorry ;) couldn't help it)
i would love to buy one!
as always, your work is amazing & inspiring gennine!

6/28/2010 1:14 AM  
Blogger Rocío said...

ya es que te superas a tí misma! precioso a más no poder! me encanta! :)

6/28/2010 1:23 AM  
Blogger rebecca said...

Ah, the next level has begun! So good!

6/28/2010 6:54 AM  
Anonymous Christine d'Anecdotes said...

Just lovely !

6/28/2010 6:58 AM  
Blogger Jane Wilson said...

these little birds are just darling! i just love to look at them! i would like them hanging in my window too!

6/28/2010 7:19 AM  
Blogger Suzanne Del Rizzo said...

It is so wonderful to see your detailed, beautiful birds created in 3D. What a great idea to use FEMO as your canvas. You were featured on Polymer Clay Daily today too! Congrats!
Very inspiring work!! :)

6/28/2010 7:25 AM  
Blogger Ale said...

Geninne, seguro y te sientes satisfecha al ver lo preciosos que te quedaron!

Cada día me sorprendes y te admiro más!!

Besitos desde la vecindad!


6/28/2010 8:32 AM  
Blogger Donna said...


These are so lovely..... I am inspired to create some birdies for my studio. They are so happy and cheerful. Thank you for sharing your process, also.

6/28/2010 9:12 AM  
Blogger Brittney Harmon said...

these little guys are so cute!

6/28/2010 11:04 AM  
Blogger Carrie said...

Wow! Those are beautiful. Looks like you had fun with it, too. I look forward to seeing what you are making every day. You are so inspiring. Thanks for sharing.

6/28/2010 12:06 PM  
Blogger Denise Scicluna said...

they are gorgeous!!

6/28/2010 12:36 PM  
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Anonymous Jan said...

Very sweet tweets.
This is my first visit to your blog, I'll be following, I love it

6/28/2010 6:36 PM  
Blogger 32˙North said...

They are beyond awesome! I love the last shot of the one getting painted with the others looking on!

6/28/2010 10:45 PM  
Blogger Diane said...

Oh My Goodness! When I saw the little white birdies I thought to myself "How could these birdies look any more beautiful?!"
And now I see that they can!
They are stunning. I love them.

6/28/2010 11:10 PM  
Blogger Zacisze wyśnione... said...

Beautiful :-)

6/28/2010 11:26 PM  
Blogger Carrie said...

Those are so lovely. Makes all my fimo attempts look rather bad ;)

6/29/2010 8:47 AM  
Blogger Maria del Pilar said...

I absolutely love this birdies!!!
I spent all sunday sewing birdies with the free pattern you mentioned some time ago. They came out beautiful! I still don't know where to place them ....

6/29/2010 1:47 PM  
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6/29/2010 2:13 PM  
Blogger Multiductus said...

Your little birds are so lovely! I want to make some myself!

6/29/2010 2:14 PM  
Blogger Evla said...

¡Qué bonitos! ¿No puedes hacer un tutorial sobre cómo hacerlo desde el principio? Por favor...

6/29/2010 11:20 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I just love these birds!!

6/30/2010 7:27 AM  
Blogger Donna said...


Where do you purchase the acrylic paint you are using on the birdies. I have tried to google it, but am not coming up with anything. Thanks.

6/30/2010 10:42 AM  
Blogger Geninne said...

WOW! Thank you so much for your sweet comments friends :) I'm so happy you liked them. I wish I had the time to make a whole bunch of these and add them to my shop but I've been so busy lately and they do take a lot of time from start to finish.

Donna: The acrylic paint brand is Mexican and I don't think they sell it outside of Mexico :( You could try Liquitex. It is a really good brand they sell in the US and are easy to find online. Any kind of acrylic paint would work. I bought these because they were very cheap and came in lots of colors.

6/30/2010 11:05 AM  
Blogger Christine said...

I am forever in awe of your creative talent. These are fantastic!

6/30/2010 11:12 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I've fallen in love with all of your amazing work. Your blog is in my bookmarks list! BRAVA! Kiri, from Italy

6/30/2010 3:00 PM  
Blogger Donna said...


Thanks for taking time to answer my question - I know you must be busy and I appreciate your individual responses.

Bless you and your art

6/30/2010 7:49 PM  
Blogger 100%HEPPIE said...

I like your work in 3d !

7/01/2010 3:50 AM  
Blogger The Little Craft Store said...

So beautiful definatly something you should put in the shop when you have time - I expect people would be quite eager to order in avance too.
Your work is always brilliant.

7/02/2010 12:54 AM  
Blogger Lanie said...

Love this! I linked in my Friday Favorites this week!

7/02/2010 7:08 AM  
Blogger foobella said...

I am such a big fan of all your work, and these little birdies are just over the top adorable. I love them so much.

7/18/2010 4:37 PM  
Blogger Sallie Kate said...

You are so inspiring!! Makes me want to get busy busy busy creating :)
And I LOVE your birdies on WHITE~ feels like I can reach out and grab them! Beautiful

7/20/2010 7:39 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I love these - I would never have thought to paint Fimo things all over like that - it works so well!
Carrie P.

3/12/2011 10:52 AM  
Blogger Kitzbitz Art Glass said...

Hi Geninne, these birds are absolutely darling. I have never seen FIMO painted before.

It would be great if you would come and share your work at craft pimp forum especially as we are running competitions with FIMO prized donated by STAEDTLER (UK) ltd at the moment.

Happy Creating

Jolene Wolfe

4/10/2011 6:44 AM  
Blogger poppy lovesaparty said...

These are spectacular! Do you sell them anywhere?

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OLA GENINE, sou a ETÉLIA do RIOD E JANEIRO(BRASIL),vi seu trabalho em um blog e adorei..PARABÉNS....vou fazer uns também...beijos...obrigada.

1/30/2012 8:11 AM  
Blogger Courtney said...

My mom must have really liked them, she asked me to make some for her. But I don't really have a nack with birds

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