Cockatoos and Peace In The Park
I recently went to Peace in the Park, in Sheffield. I had never been to Ponderosa Park before, but we had a lovely time. My brother's friends are in a band called Early Cartographers and we went to see them play. Of all the amazing, creative people I know they are some of the most talented. If you like eclectic, acoustic, playful, emotive folk you can check out a beautiful video here (I imagine they'd hate that description, I am terrible at articulating things, but they're ace and Ed performs wearing a minotaur headband and plays a ukulele, amongst other things. What's not to like?) :D
Hannah's accordion is such a beautiful instrument, I am rather jealous of it (not that I can play any instrument at all, mind).
An afternoon of chasing my little nieces around the park and it was time to get back to work printing parrots!
I designed these fellas quite a while ago now, just in time for last year's GNCCF. I LOVED making them, as I have always been rather fond of parrots. I find them delightful.
Sulphur crested cockatoos are known for being inquisitive, playful little rascals. Naturally I named him Puck:
These were my first attempt at bird stands. I was happy with them until I painted them black and now all I see when I look at them is an ACME detonator! I'm hoping it's the colour. Grey/brown ones will just look like bird stands, right?...right?
Major Mitchell's Cockatoo, a native of Australia (it had to happen, didn't it!) This is Bruce:
I also have printed a Gang-gang Cockatoo. These are grey with spectacular red, fluffy plumage atop their heads. His name is Ruaidhri and he is not finished yet.
A set of lovebirds in bright, vivid colours:
I look forward to expanding the exotic bird range. :D