Tuesday, October 16, 2012

Tiny Raccoon Band Assemble!

The gang's all here! These tiny feathers range in size from 1/2" to 1 1/2". Each of them was given to the members of the staff of the Mississippi Arts Commission, except for the rogue bagpiper, who is now residing in Texas.

Monday, October 15, 2012

Raccoon Band! Suave Saxophone

My brother played saxophone in junior high and high school. He was generally cooler than me, though we both turned out just fine in the end.

Length of feather: 1 1/2"

Sunday, October 14, 2012

Raccoon Band! Let the Trumpet Sound!

I chose trumpet as my band instrument when I was in fifth grade because I once heard my grandfather comment that he had always wished he had taken up that instrument instead of trombone.

Length of feather: 3/4"

Friday, October 12, 2012

Sunday, October 7, 2012

Mahler 5: Mimi on Fire!

Happy Birthday, Mimi! You rocked on our performance of Mahler's Fifth Symphony. Brava!

Length of feather: 16"

Saturday, October 6, 2012


This lovely purple octopus sold at the Alabama Coastal BirdFest today. As I was painting her I kept track of the number of tentacles to be sure that I had just enough.

Length of feather: 8"