I have always collected feathers, and was gifted a hawk feather a few years ago which is my pride and joy. I've also had these longer canvases sitting in my studio and though I painted patterns onto them I was uncertain as to what I would paint until suddenly, as I was sitting in my studio and looking at the feathers I painted on the walls.
I find that 'aha!' moment to be absolutely invigorating. And once it happens I can barely sleep for wanting to get to work. But I know I need the rest and the time for the idea to percolate.
Adding hanging hardware will be a challenge as I like the notion of hanging the pieces vertically or horizontally, and with the feather facing any direction as they would be a lovely grouping. Hmmmm....something else to ponder.