I like birds. They’re cute. Especially teeny silver ones. I’ve been making them ever since I bought a beautiful book of bird illustrations, which I copied freehand to create little silhouettes.
I made a wren for a friend’s birthday and was particularly pleased, so I showed it to my friend Emily in the hope that she’d shower me with praise. She was gratifyingly complimentary (she was probably after something), then said, “Why don’t you make twitter birds? I bet people would buy them.”
They’re a great way to identify yourself at tweet ups. #justsaying