I had wanted to print some of my images onto fabric to include in my piece, but the computer/printer would not cooperate. Of course if I had started working on it earlier in the month maybe I would have been able to do that, but with so little time I decided to go with what I did. The piece is 8" x 14" (not including the hanger) and the little silver turtle beads are a mere 5/8" from nose to tail. They are out of proportion with the reeds, but I couldn't resist using them on the piece because they are so adorable. I don't usually worry too much about proportion or making things look perfect in my work anyways---artistic license you know!
Here are some pictures that I took at the refuge on that beautiful day in May. The hen turkey had a number of tiny chicks that are all around her in the grass but you can't even see them in my photographs they are so small and camouflaged! The small art quilt I made was inspired by the picture with the log which did not have turtles on it that morning, but I know they hang out there quite regularly!