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The blue-footed boobies finally got their blue feet!
The weather (and the garden) slowed down this project, but now it’s almost done – but not quite. The two boobies still need a base, and I’ll make them one right after I do a little more digging.
Links mentioned in the video:
- Make sure you watch the first video in this series if you’d like to see how I make sure a bird sculpture can stand up on it’s own two feet.
- Watch the second video to see how to sculpt the boobies with Silky Smooth Air Dry Clay
- And check out Sara’s adorable Puffin that was made using that technique – it really does work 😊 .
9 thoughts on “The Boobies Got Blue Feet!”
Well Jonni, I finally tried your method for attaching legs and feet on a bird by making slings. It didn’t work at first so I took it apart 2 times and now my bird is actually balanced and standing by itself. Thank you for showing how to do bird legs. I was using aluminum tubing and polymer clay for feet, also using chicken wire for the body. I made a cardboard pattern and filled in with newspaper this time. So you allowed my old mind to work in a different way. Thanks for all you do. I’ll take a pic of my final bird and post. Haven’t done that in a while.
Qué maravilla! Gracias Jonni. Un día haré un piquero con ayuda de tu video. Un saludo. Ampari
¡Eso sería maravilloso, Ampari! Espero que nos dejes verlo cuando esté hecho. 🙂
Awesome Jonni! Yes the garden is an exceedingly demanding creature! Mine too gets pushy at times. HA!
Thanks, Tamara. I’ve never thought of the garden as a creature before, but now I will. I like that! 🙂
The Blue-Footed Boobies are a true work of art. They look just like the real thing and of course your work is superb! They have personality and make me smile. Great job as always!
Thanks, Pat. This has been a fun project. When I started it, I thought it would be all about the blue feet. But now that I’ve lived with them for awhile, it’s their postures and faces that I’m most drawn to. And I had an opportunity to learn a lot about these strange birds, which is always fun. 🙂
So adorable. Thank you Jonni! You are an inspiration.
Thanks, Maria! 🙂