Throughout my life, whenever I found an interesting feather laying out on the ground, I would pick it up and take it home and lay it down somewhere. About twenty years ago, I decided to make some kind of holder for the feathers that were laying around the house, and I made this bird-like character to hold them.
I made several of the holders and had some for sale at the Whistlestop Gallery. They sold out, and the one I made for the house eventually suffered a broken foot which was never re-glued, so it disappeared from its place of honor in the living room.
I discovered this photo of the feather holder yesterday and that has now motivated me to re-glue the bird’s foot, so I can put it back on display.
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