Australia’s Marni Southam (Oleander Avenue) has an amazing ability to turn every scrap of polymer into a bird.
Her alchemy is mesmerizing. A circle, some stripes, a triangle, more bits of color and a bird emerges. How does she do that?
Combine her knowledge of birds with a love of earrings and you’ve got a thriving business.
The story of her Blue Fairy Wrens is touching and clearly explains her obsession with ornithology. I can’t help but think of Ohio illustrator Charlie Harper whom I met when I worked for Ohio’s Department of Natural Resources.
Polymer and birds…what’s not to love!
I, too, thought of Charley Harper, one of my favorites. I’m envious of you getting to meet him. Here’s his own website, or at least his estate’s/son’s. (Your link is an authorized dealer.)