Not just any bird…
And not just any ball…
‘Tis a cactus finch of the variety upon which Darwin based his theory of evolution. Found in the region of Ecuador and the Galapagos.
I enjoyed creating this mischievous wee specimen so much I made three! And had varying results with silver stain dusting its beak and scruffy feathers.
The best made it on to the ball. (The cricket ball selected for its globe-ness. It’s lovely bisecting stitch work and lush waxy red finish)
Nice to handle and a very nice commission.
“But what happened to the others” I hear you shout…
Here. One made it on to this old relic from Morecambe. (I wonder if Darwin ever visited Morecambe…)
And my favourite (sssshhh) made it here. Beautifully tethered to this scorched and darkened chunk. Cheeky looking thing, eh!
Oh what fun. It smells of smoke and conjures memories of glowing campfires, starry nights and friends.