in the language of the inuit ( inuktitut )
This was the last stone faced softie I made before the week of spring color and the pictures were taken just before all the snow and ice melted with the warm weather and rain. The stone face first appeared as a stepping stone for the small stone seal. The character and features that turned it into an owl just happened and were not really pre planned. This is really characteristic of how I work with the stones. It sometimes seems like they tell me as I hold them in my hand and begin to work with them, what they want to become.
The stone I used for the face came all the way from Australia from a very amazing artist and friend, Tiel. I am so sorry to hear she has a fractured rib and internal bruising. That is really painful and I wish this little owl could fly to her right now to send my wishes for a quick and full healing.
Totally unrelated except there is a bird involved is this image of the Armenian alphabet I took from one of the classrooms that were used as change rooms last weekend for my daughter's dance festival. I am quite smitten with it. If only the english language were as beautiful.