Instead of charcoal and brushes and paper towels, water and paint, there was sandpaper, a Dremel, more sandpaper, olive oil, a torn paper bag (for buffing) and a new-to-me glue called PaleoBond. Along with a lot of studying of fossil images to see how this little one might have been splayed if she had been fossilized. It's an incomplete skeleton, and the bones have been arranged largely to suit my sense of composition, so they are likely all in the wrong places. And it is an unnerving, daunting task to take two rare things (a beautiful burl and a precious skeleton) and then do stuff to them. Oy! But it seems, in the end, a relic-worthy setting for a bird long lost in the sand.
8/23/2021 12:02:39 pm
8/24/2021 03:06:00 pm
Carl! Thank you! Woot! I am loving this wood and bone...
8/23/2021 12:04:18 pm
I love this....holy and sacred....beautiful!
8/24/2021 03:06:42 pm
Susan! Thank you, sweet friend! Your comment means so much to me as a venture in this new direction!
8/23/2021 06:14:46 pm
8/24/2021 03:07:21 pm
Dotty! Thank you - your words are such a gift. I am so grateful for them. xo
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