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!
Thursday, October 23, 2014
Tuesday, February 11, 2014
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!