Tonight, I made this rather random pumpkin head bird trainer guy. This piece came about as I was looking through a free booklet of photography I got at one of the museums in Barcelona. There was a picture of a bird trainer in it, which I thought was already kind of weird. I decided it would be fun to make it weirder.
I based this little birdie on a drawing in a vintage book I got at a rummage sale today. Jim says it’s definitely a woodpecker, but he can’t figure out what kind it is and it isn’t labeled in the book I got. Strange.
Anyways, woodpeckers have a special place in my heart right now because there is one that lives in my neighborhood and spends lots of time in the tree right outside my front door. Pretty much every morning when I wake up, I can hear it pecking away. It’s a nice sound.
I am so excited! I bought my first ever DSLR camera last week, a Canon Rebel T2i, and I got my lens in the mail today so I was finally able to take pictures with it. I haven’t read a single bit of the users manual for the camera, so I didn’t really know what I was doing, but it was still fun to hang out in my backyard and snap a few pictures.