Monday, March 28, 2011
Trinket #87 - Lucky Garnet Bracelet
Now for the elephant, er... pigeon in the room. My awesome "grandpa" neighbor used to raise pigeons just like this one. In fact, this is a life-size ceramic model that he painted many moons ago. Believe me, he had some mad painting skills - during his prime, he was one of only two people in the state of Virginia who made prosthetic eyes (painted to match your very own!) for those who had lost one for whatever reason. Apparently I know an above-average number of folks with prosthetic eyes because several of his former clients - and he remembers every one of them - are friends of mine. Seriously small world.