Wednesday, November 16, 2011

Little Birds

I was recently asked to be an "artist in residence" who would make and donate 12 homemade Christmas ornaments to an event held at my church called "The Gift Goes On."  The event was a shopping bazaar with the theme of "purchasing with a purpose". There was a silent auction, vendor booths, live music, and sweet treats.  Proceeds from every item sold went to medical and clean water treatment for villages in Cambodia and Christmas presents for needy children in Oklahoma City, which will be distributed by The ROC (Reaching Our City).  It turned out to be a great success and we raised around $7,500 for some wonderful causes!

I wanted to share the inspiration for the little bird ornaments that I made.  I began searching for something I didn't think would be done by one of the other artists and I came across this tutorial for handmade clay birds ornaments over at jessicajanehandmade.  If you want the scoop on how to made some birdies of your own, follow the previous link.  I made some that were stamped with words and some that were just glittered.  Warning! They were quite time consuming [for me at least].

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