“Flocking” (Zoom birds!)

Made by Lisa Anne

Here’s my next project of “minis”…

I find that I simply cannot have my hands idle when I’m attending Zoom meetings and discussion groups. So rather than drawing or knitting or poking around the internet like other folks do, I decided to set myself up with a little project…to make a series reflective of this time of video meetings during the pandemic (darn it – wish I would have thought of this a year ago!!)

Anyway – super simple little folk-art birds. No thought, really, just fussing with foil, glue and then topping, with air dry clay and very simple paint.

In this way, I can be “doing” but still focused on the video chat. And I have things set up that the screen is high enough folks can’t see what I’m doing (that would be distracting!).

I’ll have a lovely colorful collection over time to grace the tall beams in my studio/living space!

Why birds? Ah…metaphor!

I thought of it while walking the other week, seeing a bunch of birds just hanging out in the trees. And I thought that’s kinda sorta how these Zoom meetings are….

We gather, over time (some early, some late). We sit and chatter awhile over some common purpose. We look similar, yet are definitely individuals. And – at a given point, we all “fly away”…pretty much en masse, like those birds in the trees when a particular signal is given.

This collection, however large it gets, will be a colorful reminder of this time, when we gathered as we needed to. Because we NEED to gather.

Be well and safe, friends….you creative birds of a feather!

4 thoughts on ““Flocking” (Zoom birds!)”

        • I’ll have to talk to my sister! She wanted to make me rugs something like that for my kitchen, but I’m 75 and don’t want to be tripping. I really like them. Thanks.

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