Saturday, February 16, 2008

Birds, Birds, Birds

Well, the topic has been decided- the birds win- although I thought I would throw a few of the other suggestions in as well. Thanks to Craftymoose for giving me a suggestion for my next project! It's actually got me thinking quite a bit.

So, the majority of this post will be about my little bird friends. I have no idea what kind of birds they are, but there's a few of them. I have tried and tried to get a pic. So, I looked around and the closest I could find was a pic of a house sparrow. I have a whole flock of these birds because the original flock all had babies last year. Can't imagine how many I will have this year. They had been roosting in my being remodeled addition, but we thought we had gotten all the places where they would nest. Not to get rid of them completely, but so they wouldn't use my new studio space as a home. Can you imagine?!

Somehow, though, they still find their way in. They are tiny enough to fit through the door without a doorknob. I did mention this room is not completely done, right? They thoroughly believe that this room was built just for them. It's like their own personal atrium. Every morning two or three come in and fly around checking things out, pulling insulation out of the rafters, and playing tag. It's quite comical. I enjoy them immensely because my now workspace looks right onto this room so I can see everything they do. Most mornings they will come right up to my window and chirp at me. I like to think they are just my wild friends. You should see them in the summertime taking baths in my pond. I just know one day I'm going to have to go out there and rescue one of them from drowning.

I will save a Home Improvement Roundup for next week because I have a really big project going on, and I might even have a tutorial for you in that department. Not too exciting, but something that may come in handy one day.

Well, that just leaves me with my latest piece. "In the Shadow of the Toucan" ring was inspired by my creative challenge thread in the Etsy forums. Shadows was the theme for this week. Truthfully, this ring started out as one thing and morphed into this toucan creature complete with pierced eyes. He's completely created from sterling silver and can be found in my shop.

Not a terribly exciting post lengthy as it is, but it is what you asked for. I'm rather glad I wrote because I just realized it's all about birds. I didn't even think of that when I started typing. Well, until we meet again....


Craftymoose Crafts said...

Oh, how sweet! I love watching the birds and squirrels (not at the same time!) that visit our yard. We have a lot of cardinals and even though they are usually depicted as a "winter bird" with snow & berries in paintings--to me they signify Spring!

Hey Harriet said...

Thanks for sharing your story about your bird friends. Sweet! That was the topic I voted on previous post ;) & yes they certainly can be comical little creatures. Lovely ring also!

Le-Chat said...

Sparrows are almost extinct in my city (Amsterdam, NL). Good to see there are still large numbers of them elsewhere in the world. When I was a kid they were all over the place. I miss them and their happy chirping.