Saturday, February 26, 2011


Join me at the Dexter Pioneer Arts Fair, Saturday,
March 19, 2011, Creekside Intermediate School,
2615 Baker Road, Dexter, MI 48130, from 10-4.
Admission is $3. I'll have lots of new birds and
spring and Easter items. Hope to see you there!

2011 BIRDS

I finally finished all the new birds I have been
carving and here they all are! Some are standing
versions of older hanging ones, but the rest are
brand new birds. I'm not sure if I will ever see
some of them in Michigan, but they are common
for some of my customers in different parts of
the US. Wish I could spot a painted bunting!

Friday, February 18, 2011


I have been working on some new bird carvings for
spring and have almost finished 12 new birds! I have
painted 3 of them - the house finch, pine grosbeak,
and painted bunting, and hope to finish the other
9 today. The picture shows them in various stages
of "paintedness". Must be the sunny weather and
temps in the mid 50's that are getting my creative
juices flowing. Spring is in the air! I know winter
will be back next week, but almost all the snow is
gone from our yard. It is so exciting! Except that
it has brought mud, a normal part of spring in the
country. Ugh.