Bird Parade

The bird obsession continues. Over the past couple of weeks, I’ve been trying to draft a few good patterns I can use consistently. In the process, I’ve found that I have almost infinite patience for tasks such as un-picking seams, fiddling with wire, sewing beaks, and drafting and re-drafting patterns.

Because apparently that is what it takes to be a bird maker. No matter how well thought out I may believe a pattern to be, it seems never to yield the bird I had in mind on the first try. Take this specimen for example:

A Bird with Boobs

It was supposed to be a mockingbird. But after I started stuffing the body, I realized that my mockingbird was going to be hunchbacked and have chesticles. So I turned it into an approximation of a type of pheasant called a “Chukur.” Still, I find him rather endearing.

chukur1

So bird making involves a lot of time, trial, and error, but there is something especially rewarding about turning a simple sketch into a three-dimensional object, then giving it character and personality.

Aviator

Ready for Takeoff

Green and Brown Songbird Closeup

Songbird

Red White and Blue Bird in Tree

Odd Bird

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3 thoughts on “Bird Parade

  1. Audra Zaranka

    Rima, are you interested in selling any of these birds, or are they sort of like family now? I am serious. Not sure if you can even put a price tag on them, but they are adorable!

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