I had to improve my powers of observation, once I actually saw a real redstart in the backyard!
After much fussing, I got the redstart connected to the hands. Studied a range of bird books to get an acceptable colour scheme for the bird. Airbrush is a nice tool. 😊
Working on the hands holding binoculars with a redstart bird on top. This will be to celebrate the 25th year of the Huron Fringe Bird Festival. Certainly had been a challenge; sculpting the hands, forming ‘binos’ and figuring out to put the bird on top. Good fun!
Through the flying wood chips, sleet, rain and gusty winds, I did have fun carving at the Tara Craftshow for two days. Met a lot of great people.
I had three small stumps all together. They’re near the walking path by the museum. A high profile area. Darn tricky carving little bird into little trees.
In our brand new backyard we had one cedar badly leaning into the neighbours yard after all the construction in our yard. Sadly it had to come down. The tree base became a rough carved owl. In the spring I’ll sand him and make him all pretty like!