Pegs...seems like hundreds of 'em

 Ok so here's the making of things bit. I decided that cheaper was good rather than the bowls, just to make people buy something... So in a heated discussion with my friend Judy ( a really talented painter and free form mother to five kids), about xmas presents for her family. I argued that what every she made her family wouldn't want anyway and all that was needed was something they would say they were pleased with and not throw straight back at her. After going round the usual things of unreasonable complexity i suggested pegs. Just off the top of my head, pegs cut a slot in the top insert a cut out bird, idea she rejected on the grounds of seeming too easy. Though latter on she did try it' she reports, it was too fiddly and she couldn't find a glue suitable (though by suitable she seems to mean "lasts for ever". To which i pointed out many of Leonardo's frescos dropped off the walls,sometimes within a few years of him finishing them, so an immortal clothes peg was not needed) and she for some unfathomable reason used. just sprung wood pegs rather than the much cuter "dolly pegs. Any road up. i acquired some "dolly" pegs, sawed a slot in the top, painted the top with wood primer, masked off with insulation tape, which i find is softer and works better than real masking tape.

I then painted over with Cyan emulsion i has laying about. leaving a stylish white bit showing. I then found some small of cuts of copper pipes, acquired when the mother in law had central heating fitter to her old council house. They were about 2 inches long so i cut them along and hammered them flat. Annealing cleaning then i drew some birds on them, cut them out and shaped them with my trusty small hammer. Sliped into the slot with trusty "super" glue the looked a treat, but did take much longer than i planned. This one was the very first.
Here's some as displayed pegged round a bowl i had (its got holes in it, but thats another story)...the first one came out looking very normal bird like as i went on the changed and ended up looking very "insane chicken" indeed...i will take a pic of one of them latter on... hay i sold some! a nice lady took five at once (it was £10 for fiver or £3 each) and Rose my partner in Art crime bought another two, and a fellow stall holder bout one, on the way home we dropped in a friends house and she bought one... All very surprising. No idea what to do with them now..

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