Thursday, October 23, 2014

Artistic License Fair 2014

I will be carting my gourds to Estancia Park in Costa Mesa tomorrow and Saturday (site #46)...looks like very pleasant weather to stroll around, have lunch, and admire everyone's unique creativity!

Tuesday, February 11, 2014

Who's the Stiff?

I recently finished a gourd Sun Conure (parrot) for a former student. I've made birds before including a quail but each one seems to have it's own unique challenges.  With this one I was having balance issues and had to use a glue and sand mixture inserted into the "belly" to balance out the weight of the wings.

I thought it turned out pretty good until he sent me a picture of his pet parrot, Comet, next to the gourd parrot.  Well, mine looks pretty stiff compared to the real thing, but what I really love about this picture is Comet's expression!