Stillman + Birn also sent me a 6 x 8″ coil bound sketchbook. Wasn’t sure how to start it but, after Fledgling, I decided to make a book of birds.
I went to the library and pulled a few backyard bird books off the shelf for reference and just started in yesterday. This feels unfinished (I want to add metallic paint or markers.) But it’s finished for now! I can always go back in and play with them later.
Wooden compared with Fledgling but that’s okay. These will evolve. I’ve been wanting to make fabric patterns so I think that urge is arising here. But I already want to return to the freedom and joy of Fledgling. Well, one thing at a time!
The Hermit Thrush (and Wood Thrush) are my favorite singers. Oh, they just take my breath away when I hear them in the woods. The above is a bit more squat than you would find so just pretend that it’s very cold and she is about to take flight.
Click here to listen to the Hermit Thrush song.