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I know that this isn’t a little bird. I’ve been so taken with Sally Harless’ narwhal illustrations that I had to create on of my own!  I think you need a carved narwhal and one of Sally’s coffee mugs.

See Sally’s work on Esty or on her Website.

2 1/4″w x 9″l x 5″t
Basswood, Spanish Cedar, Brass, Cotton and Steel
Number 61
Signed: Unsigned
Label: 50 Little Birds for Blue Stone Folk School, No. 61, GB Davis, Noblesville

Each of the 50 little birds (and one narwhal) is designed and carved using traditional hand tools. A specialized finish technique involves up to 20 different steps using traditional methods and materials to achieve a finish that not only looks old, but exhibits complex and subtle colors and textures. A visiting artist once offered that the birds beg to be held in the hand and rubbed.

50 Little Birds is a project begun early in 2009 in order to fund technology and construction costs at Blue Stone Folk School, a traditional arts program in Noblesville, IN. As of November of 2009 over $1500 has been raised for the school. Every dollar of sales of birds numbered 1-50 goes towards the Folk School. 10% of birds numbered over 50 benefit the school. For more information about Blue Stone Folk School and 50 Little birds visit http://www.bluestonefolkschool.wordpress.com.


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