Hoary Redpoll, Jen Cookson
“I first spotted this bird in another regions of BC while out walking on a cold winter’s day after a sad event, and he cheered me up just looking at him. One day, I saw fattest Hoary Redpoll I’d ever seen; he defied gravity! I laughed so hard I decided to make one. I learned they are an Arctic bird that always travels to BC from Greenland.
Making birds has healed my heart and every time I make one I dive in and learn as much as I can about that particular type. It’s a joyful practice!”
Jen Cookson, Canada
Little Chickadee, Debbie Penley
“This little chickadee was a prototype for a project with my local Audubon Society. I chose the chickadee because it is a fairly recognizable bird, and it is well liked. :)”
Debbie Penley, Pennsylvania
Cedar Waxwing, Karen Englebretson
“A few years ago we planted serviceberry trees, Amelancier, to attract more birds to our yard. Summer 2017 was the first year we had abundant fruit and a flock of cedar waxwings took notice.
For a few days they circled our property and dropped into the trees every few hours to feed. I put a chair in the driveway and spent an afternoon studying and photographing them, then felted a number of waxwing ornaments, and even a pair of life size birds. “
Karen Englebretson, Minnesota
etsy: KJE Felties
Emu Chick, Tammy Saulnier
“This sculpture has a wire armature and is poseable. He also has pre-made eyes, and polymer clay beak and claws.
I couldn’t help it, I saw an emu chick and had to make it. For me it is like the ugly duckling story just in reverse..lol”
Tammy Saulnier, Canada
Dragon Song Studio