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I’m carving birds again! Stop by and visit with me and see my new work on Small Business Saturday from 11:00 am until 2:00 pm at Homespun’s new location at 869 Mass Ave. I will be carving — a new style murder of crows and larger owls. In addition to birds I’ll have boats, whales, a polar bear, ukuleles and leatherwork. Stop by and see the new shop space and visit. (Homespun will be open as a preview shop — moving here after the holidays.) Congratulations to Amanda and Neal on this move to cool larger digs!

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That Tiki Thing

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I made a quick dash into Indianapolis’ brand new West Elm’s Grand Opening to get a sense of the store and to see my work on the shelf. It turns out that my birds weren’t on the shelf, but displayed on a book covered desk near the check-out. The desk space featured three other Indianapolis Etsy vendors.

It’s a beautiful store and there is much to see. I’m sure I can pick up a few Christmas gifts there over the next few weeks!

They’ve takes our work with Etsy tags that include our hometown and the name of our Etsy shop. My birds were also tagged, by me, with specific information about the work, contact information and my Indiana Artisan label. I am thrilled that all of my tagging and branding remained with the pieces.

The newly enlarged and redesigned Fashion Mall is trendy and beautiful. Attractive and comfortable seating has been added throughout the mall including outdoor areas.

Make trip to visit this beautiful new store. It’s a great addition to Indianapolis.

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I am so excited the West End will be featuring my Little Birds at their grand opening event next week. Here’s the scoop. Note at a portion of all sales will benefit the Harrison Center for the Arts — one of my very favorite places!

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West Elm, the hip and upscale home decor store owned by San Francisco firm, Williams-Sonoma is opening a new store to anchor Indianapolis’ Fashion Mall at Keystone at the Crossing on Thursday, November 15. Among their many exciting offerings will be a collection of 50 Little Birds.

Like Etsy, a craftsperson and artisan online marketplace, West Elm calls Brooklyn, NY home. These neighbors have partnered to feature outstanding and unique local Etsy artists within their stores.

The birds, pictured below, will be prepped for delivery and hand delivered on Monday. I cannot wait to catch my first glimpse of this exciting new store.

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From the current issue of TravelIN.

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When the idea for this project was beginning to gel I wrote my emerging thoughts here and here. It’s been about a month and it’s time to get started in earnest. I would love for you to be part of the project.

Here’s what you can do to help get the ball rolling:

– If you have an experience or story with a bird in urban Indianapolis, contact me and we’ll set up an interview. The interview is painless and should not take a lot of time. We will discuss the project, fill out some simple paperwork, take a few photos and chat about your experiences with Indianapolis birds. Your experiences do not need to be unusual. Simply having a favorite bird may be enough.
– Let folks know about the project. In order for this project to be a success I must reach a variety of folks with a variety of backgrounds and a variety of stories. Post notices on your Facebook. Tweet about it. Talk to birdy (and not so birdy) friends and neighbors.
– Visit this blog often and keep track of progress.
Look for birds in urban Indianapolis. It’s spring migration time and a wide variety of interesting and beautiful birds are passing through.

There are some great ways to become involved with Indianapolis area birding:

IndyParks offers birding walks.
Amos Butler Audubon Society offers trips and monthly educational meetings.
Indiana Audubon Society offers outings and trips.
Hamilton County Parks offers bird walks and educational programs.

I’m sure that there are others, but these are the programs that I know about today. If you know of others, please share them here.

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