The Bird is the Word!
Fall of 2016 I came up with an idea for making my little birds.
After making the 3rd bird, My husband came up with idea of "Everybody's heard about the Bird" or "The Bird is the Word" from the song dating back to the early 60's. This is the origin of the name.
I have really enjoyed making them - they take on a life of their own and sometimes I swear they are telling me what to do and how to do it. And they seem to choose their own names.
And because they are so bossy, I am giving them a page of their own. And now, because a little birdie told me to do it, I am working on an "anthology" of my birds...
Suess - Fall of 2016.
I was inspired by a doll challenge in Doll Quarterly magazine. All the pieces were inspired by Dr Suess. (sold)
ZaZu in the Winter of 2016.
I had been playing with a special glass and decided to make bird parts and she evolved into her on self. I see her as a retired showgirl from Vegas. (sold)
Valiant - Winter of 2016
He is my brave bird - he has an almost military bearing about him.
But he's not a hawk - he's an officer and a gentleman.
GaGa - Winter of 2016
Why the name "GaGa"? Because she was born this way. (sold)
Ms Elaineous - Winter of 2016
Sometimes it's hard to say what the inspiration is for a piece or it's name. Decided I wanted to make a flamingo. And for some reason this piece was obstinate.
Since she's a girl, she should have had eyelashes. it wasn't happening. Decided to take a break for a day or two...
During that time I spoke with a dear friend who's nickname is Ms Elaineous.
When I went back a day or two later it was like the piece was screaming "Ms Elaineous" was her name! The real Ms Elaineous would have fought fake eyelashes too... so the name was dead on!
Lula Belle "Did I Do That?" -
Lula Belle was a piece that I wanted to make to see if I could work out the design issues.
There were some tricky moments but I think I worked them out.
And I've been told by more than one person that this is how chickens sometimes respond to laying an egg.