Hopalong Hollow....

Hopalong Hollow, where the Blueberries grow sweet, and the moss feels soft beneath your feet.

Friday, July 6, 2018

What's in the workbasket?

 I have a wide sampling of Hopalong Hollow folk I am working on this week. Mice, bear, fox, rabbit and lots of birds, in varying degrees of progress..

Heads waiting in line for limbs.....bodies......tails.
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A swan who's feet are WAY to small waits for foot surgery so that he can stand properly.

 But I've been sidetracked and 
I'm trying a shore bird, as I have never made one...

Aside from having longer legs,


and a longer thinner beak,

They aren't much different than making any other bird....
 Except for an OWL.....
 I think I shall make a little barn owl next, the swan will have to wait for his feet enlargement.

22 comments:

  1. JERI LANDERS, how are ya, babe....

    I still have NO idea how you do what you do. I just know that I am swept away with the magic and fascination I KNEW existed, when I was a child. Now as an adult, I get to revel in my own magic, and that of friends like you.

    Get that swan his foot surgery before the summer is over; he's got a lot of swimming to do!

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    1. I know, I know, that Swan needs his big honkin feet! I'll do it soon so's he can go jump in a lake.

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  2. Shore bird looks nice
    Your adding creatures is a real treat to see with all the others.

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    1. I just need to refine his legs a bit.

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  3. Your bird menagerie is growing exponentially! How do you keep track of where you are? It must be that you work by instinct by now. When you are working on a particular bird do you sense a personality coming from them? Do they start to take on a life of their own?

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    1. Cathy, I just work on the pieces I am in he mood for.Funny you should ask about the bird's personality. I find when I'm making a mammal, the personality appears as soon as I put in the eyes but not so with the birds... it seems they require an extra something to give them a boost. I noticed that if I give them an accoutrement of some sort, like a hat, flower or acorn, they sell much better.

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  4. Oh Jeri ~ These guys/girls have put a smile on my face. Birds are such happy content creatures.

    Happy Summer ~ FlowerLady

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    1. Lorraine, I am working on a little Barn Owl today and he has definitely put a smile on MY face!

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  5. Well, if anyone can do a swan foot surgery and enlargement, it's you!

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  6. How cute all the animals are. I do believe you can make any bird or animals! and they all look so real.

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    1. HI Henny, There are a few I have not tried to make yet... I would really like to make some supersize insects!

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  7. God truly blessed you with amazing talent. Thank you for sharing it with us. Truly beautiful works of art.

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    1. I'm grateful for the gift of creativity and art, Chris. I hope you found the perfect spot for your prints/!

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  8. Dear Jeri - Your birds are amazing. Will be looking forward to seeing your barn owl. Have a happy day! Hugs

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    1. I've not been very good at keeping things current lately, but the owl is finished and quite sweet.

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  9. Look at all your charming friends, they are wonderful!!

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    1. Thanks Tammy, I feel like I have a very large family.

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  10. Hi Jeri
    Your birds are amazing,so beautifully made.
    And such a lovely garden,full of inspiration.
    I love watching your YouTube videos from Hopalong Hollow.
    The best wishes for the new week
    From Toril in Norway

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    1. How nice to hear from you Toril. I am very curious to see how things grow in Norway... must visit your blog.
      The videos require a lot of time to make, so I really appreciate that you watch them!

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