Bird Baby

How is everyone doing? I feel like I am moving in slow motion and having a very hard time focusing- on my work, on my audiobooks, on a podcast… I am getting a few things done although they are taking longer than usual (hooray, I did my taxes!) but wow. Everything is a slog. Anyway, I am so happy to have something finished and ready to post.

A bird baby with cashmere leaves.

And look at that- the weather has been nice enough that we took out the porch chairs to enjoy the Spring sunshine whenever it appears.

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You know I am getting ready for a show. Shows are a place to introduce new people to my art but they are also expensive. So, I try to have a range of dolls to show people what I do, and enough work available for sale to make the endeavor financially sound. That is why I have been working like a crazy woman since the beginning of the year! I have to admit that my brain is getting tired and I sometimes feel as if my creative well has run dry. What do I do then? I go back and look at my old favorites. I work on a new version, thinking about what it was that made it a favorite. It works every time!

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I’ll be overwhelming you with posts after my silence in January. I just finished this second bird baby for my pattern. But, I’m looking back at the January posts and looking at what I have finished and sitting in front of me and I can see that I am way behind! So today- bird baby, inspired by the zillions of sparrows that spend their days in the shrubbery around my house. Sometimes when I go out the door, a cloud of birds takes to the air!