Sunday, March 8, 2009
Don't be shocked; I warned you in the title.
Mr. Cranky has taken to making jewelry out of found objects, specifically wood rounds cut from fallen branches and feathers collected from the woods around our house. Now he is madly collecting beads and stones and other paraphernalia to enhance the objects. However, he is experiencing a feather shortage, so imagine his glee when he spotted a dead mallard on the road. I won't trouble you with the details of the harrowing driving I was required to execute as we whirled around the 45 mph four lane road attempting to maneuver as close to the carcass as possible. I will also spare you the details of Mr Cranky sprinting to the median with a paper bag and his running leap back into the car with his treasure. We are now the proud (?) owners of one dead mallard, which promises to yield many feathers.
So far, he is making necklaces, but I think broaches and earrings will be next.
Not wanting to be left out, I snagged some to burn images on. I like them plain, but feathers and beads will most likely be added once Mr. Cranky steals them back from me.Here is Woodrow T. Owl looking very shy and subtle.And here is Little Bird, who is well know for getting into everything.