Sunday, December 20, 2009

snow bird


I finished this wax master yesterday, its about an inch long and maybe an inch and a quarter between the wings. It looks big, but its nestled in Azalea's plump little hand. Remember it will shrink another 10 percent in casting, so imagine it even smaller! We're planning on casting it in silver and shibuichi and maybe one in gold for me, if its not too expensive (I love gold!). Hopefully, it will be done for Tucson, but looking at how slow we're moving, it might be closer to Bead and Button!
Anyway, I'm calling it 'snow bird' because of all the birds that are at the window feeders (Eastern Bluebirds, Sparrows, Finches, Titmice and Pileated Wood Peckers). They look so bright against the wintry backdrop of snow covered trees. The term 'snow bird' is usually given to those who travel south for the winter months. My grandparents left Missouri in October and came down to Orlando until spring. Now that I'm huddled up inside the house, layered in sweaters and shearling, I can appreaciate the idea. In fact, Hawaii sounds pretty dang good right about now. Ok, back to carving!

10 comments:

mairedodd said...

it is so perfect! and love the name... cannot wait to see it cast... esp in shibuichi!

kvk said...

noodling - no kidding! I'm amazed you're still working on that sweet little bird ... perfection for sure. Hope y'all are staying toasty warm over in your neck of the world. So glad our power stayed on!
Happy solstice!

Andrew Thornton said...

Hawaii sounds good to me too!

Cindy said...

that is so beautiful, im obsessed with birds and i would love one in gold as well!!

nina said...

the bird is beautiful - as always....sending you a hug this winter season - xo

Gardanne said...

I love it, I can already see one of my focals hanging from its beak. Happy Holidays to you and your family.

Alice said...

Sweet! I'm amazed at the detail in something so small, and can't wait to see the finished pieces!

Janet said...

Warm wishes during this cold winters holiday! xx

heather wynn millican said...

loooooove it. must have it

Pretty Things said...

OMG, I adore it!