A Moulin Rouge for the birds

Katie’s Moulin Rouge bird box has been complicated to make due to compound angles for both the roof and the sides (but especially for the roof). Luckily Katie proved to be a bit of a maths whizz in calculating the sizes of the triangles and the proportions of the bird box are extremely striking and sure to make a great artwork.

Katie says

The inspiration for my bird box is from the film, Moulin Rouge. I am recreating the windmill. With sails, the body and design.

 The windmill, will be the colour of a very deep red, with black details for the windows. The roof will be a very dirty colour of grey.

 The reason that I chose to do the Moulin Rouge windmill is because I am a huge fan of the movie and I thought that the shape and design of the body would be a perfect size for the birds to inhabit. It has a very tall and sturdy structure to it.

 

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Meanwhile back a t’mill Art Bird Boxes are go…

DSYR returned to Woodend Mill for another art bird box making session and despite the distraction of Mugly in a cone of shame achieved a good amount of creative work.

Painting continued apace for everyone and T-Jay got stuck in sticking timber joist details (stirring sticks from a local coffee shop) onto his Globe Theatre bird box. He looked to be regretting deciding to add so much details at some points and in need of a coffee himself. Tori added an authetic Shire map to the roof of her hobbit home and Eve’s pop art went bang with some beautiful freehand calligraphic brushwork. Holly revealed her drawing skills by showing her preparatory sketchbook work and Lily dazzled us with her decorative painting skills on Iron Man’s armour.

We reckon all the boxes will be finished next week, great timing for showing off as part of National Nest Box Week at Discovery Sunday at Dove Stone Reservoir on 22nd February.