birds

Last week… or was it two or even three weeks ago now… I made 18 paper birds in a rainbow of colors. I finally got a chance to turn them into a mobile. Since I don’t know where I’m going to hang them yet, I took them outside to aRead More →

April has long been a favorite month of mine. Although Spring “officially” begins in March, in our neck of the woods, April is truly the beginning of spring. There is that sense of rebirth that occurs each year, and as a child, you sense anything is possible. Plus, my birthdayRead More →

This is Part 2 of the Clay Bird Totem. You can find Part 1 :: Sculpting the Birds HERE. As I mentioned in Part 1, the hardest part of making these birds is to patiently wait for them to dry complete. Okay, I’m not saying you have to be patient,Read More →

A while ago I had seen this sculpture online. You can see the original HERE.  I wasn’t able to buy it, so I wondered if it was something I could make myself. I haven’t used clay since I was in school which was about… hmmm… well, suffice to say itRead More →

We’ve all heard the expression “You can’t see the forest for the trees” meaning someone gets so bogged down with the details that they fail to see the big picture. I’m just the opposite, I get so immersed in the big picture that I often lose sight of the detail.Read More →

  Several weeks ago a reader asked me for a applique block for a cardinal. I finally got it done 🙂 Although we have cardinals in our backyard year round, they look their loveliest in the winter world. Here, we have a male cardinal perched in a tree. I’m sureRead More →