The first is alwasay the most fun - the first is the prototype and fun! The first takes the most thought, once I decide on colours I let loose.. these turtles take a long time, nice & slow.
What ant adventure these houses have been. God puts everyone in our path - I'm happy Tom & I have had this creative experience it's pushed me 'out of the box or out of the House'. I'm thinking FOX next.
Once painted I deliver them back & Tom works diligently to promote, sell & raise $.
All $ raised from the sale of the birdhouses is donated to local charities. I don't care who he chooses... I'ts all good - I'm happy to contribute. & make people smile with a cold bird house! I'm told they make lovely gifts. ;)
I've quite to collection myself now - who knew. I think I might build a 'birdhouse Arch' to put them all on: Snoopy, fish, loon, chicken, bluejay, turtle & the original 2 painted poppy houses. I can't wait for the birds to MOVE it! Norm clear coats them - so they should be fine outdoors. The Snoopy house stays in the studio.
In the spring Tom will set up a display for passing tourists ;). I've had several ask 'If we ship? Sorry to say No, thanks for asking, to box up alone - they are heavy, it would add easily $20 just to ship. Im already thinking about the next creature, as long as Tom keeps up I guess I will as well. It's a gift when you can use 'your gift' to help others, I'm grateful for the opportunity.
How are you feeling in your bubble?
This made Norm laugh out loud when he noticed it. ;)