Wednesday, January 28, 2015

Tuesday, January 27, 2015

Tim and Jenny

Wedding present commissioned for Tim and Jenny by a friend who plays viola in the Mississippi Symphony Orchestra. 

Feather: Domestic turkey
Size: 14" long

Sunday, January 18, 2015

Saturday, January 17, 2015

Dark Doodle

My heart is with my Uncle Jon today. <3

Feather: Dyed domestic turkey
Size: about 1x1"

Friday, January 16, 2015

Another Penny Moth

It's Friday again. This week flew by. Far too short. Far too small. 
There is so much I want to accomplish this year, most of my plans being long-term, large projects that will take months or even a few years to complete.  I'm working on breaking it all down into small parts with daily progress that will all add up in the end, but still feel like time is flying with so much yet to do. Sitting down on Sunday and creating a list for the whole week that assigns three main tasks to complete each day is helping tremendously. I still have to deal with other things that come up each day, but checking those three primary things off the list each day is helping me feel like I'm making progress. It keeps me on track.

Feather: Pheasant

Thursday, January 15, 2015

Shiver Me Timbers

This is Chew. She is a brilliant mechanic and captain of her ship, with a tendency to mindlessly chew on her wooden peg legs when she's deep in contemplation. 

Feather: Mississippi Wild Turkey
Size: About 1 x 1"

Monday, January 12, 2015

In Support of CARA

I was at Wild Birds Unlimited of Jackson, MS as the artist in residence for their Cat Café that was on Oct. 10, 2014 to support CARA, a no-kill animal shelter here. The framed feather I completed was auctioned off later than evening. 

Monday, January 5, 2015

DIY Lighting Idea. Nice!

I'm constantly working on improving my photography, though I'm not willing to spend a lot on professional gear. This video is concise, with clear examples and good ideas. I wasn't aware of high temperature spray paint before I watched this; It gets the gears in my mind turning.

Friday, January 2, 2015

Thursday, January 1, 2015

This Bird Means Business

Happy New Year! I hope everyone had a lovely holiday season. 
This bird is ready to get back to business. 

Feather: Domestic turkey
Size: 2x3" frame