Just before Birdsong, I learned I had won admission to Colleen Moody's "Briley the Birdie" class. The class is part of Artful Gathering, an annual online art retreat. Friends had made birdies during an in-person class with Colleen some time ago. I really wanted to make one, too, so signed up for her blog giveaway and was thrilled to win!
I wish I could say that I finished one or two birdies during the six weeks of class, but between Birdsong prep and the actual event, then a week of catchup when I returned home, I didn't get started until three weeks in. Now don't get me wrong - there was plenty of time to finish. I'm just a moody crafter and if I'm not in the mood, it's better to just wait and resume when I am.
I did manage to start on two birdies before my creativity waned. This was my first experience with the paperclay and I like it.
Class is over tomorrow and I'm obviously not going to finish by then, but I WILL finish. These little girlies are just too cute to not finish, and Colleen's birdies and all the beautiful creations by the class participants provided tons of inspiration. It may be a while, but I'll be showing MY finished birdies to you at some point! Be sure to check out Colleen's blog here to see her beautiful Briley and here to see a few of the very lovely class creations.
Thank you so much, Colleen, for selecting me for your giveaway! I will eventually make you proud!