I’ve begun to gear up for fall and winter shows. You can visit with me and 50 Little Birds at two Indieana Handicraft Exchange Mini shows (October 1 and 30) anf the Bloomington Handmade Market (November 6). I’ll hear about another show, or two, in the next week. I also have work at Homespun, on the Indianapolis eastside, on Etsy and at the Folk School in Noblesville.
I’ve loved crows for much of my life. I’ve written about my love of crows before. My fondness for corvids is rooted in my childhood summers in Maine. The crows in the forests or on the clamflats around our home were often the first sounds I heard as I was awakening.
The first appears above in a very informal shot on my workbench. The challenge on this piece was to create five individual birds with a consistent look and feel, but individual personalities. I’m quite pleased, especially with a few new poses. The base includes half a croquet ball that I picked up in Blomington (Did you know that wooden croquet balls aren’t? There made of a wood dust composite.).
More murders are in the works. I picked up an old instrument case. It will house “A Murder Case”.