My little shop: http://www.purtybird.etsy.com
I started making paper-mache birds (what PurtyBird was about originally) back in grad school when I wanted to give my mother a cute ceramic pig that I had seen in a gift shop window but couldn't afford to buy. I decided to try making her a rough equivalent from paper-mache. In the process I created a veritable barnyard of pigs and other potential animals. One of the non-pig-like body forms resembled a bird if I held it the right way. So I gave it a beak, and encouraged by the result, I added wings and a tail. I painted it as I had my mother's pig, covered with flowers. The result made me laugh so I made another, and another, and another.... And the rest, as they say, is history.
In my other life I teach sociology.
- Born on October 22
- Joined February 6, 2009