PUT A BIRD IN IT PROJECT – A PACKAGE ARRIVES!
I haven’t blogged about this yet because I haven’t had the time to start working on it – but I will soon!
I’ve been selected to participate in Portland-based WeMake‘s new project to raise money for arts programs in Portland schools. It’s called Put A Bird In It, and you can click here to take a gander at some of the other talented folks who will be involved!
Tote bags make everything better.
Mostly: cute bird stickers, some instructions/ideas on how to make a birdhouse out of a bunch of blocks of wood, and a TON of tiny wood blocks. I’m having to resist carving them…! But my plan is to incorporate that urge into the final design. It’s going to be a surprise!
The birdhouses are going to be a part of Portland Design Week, and I believe they will be auctioned off in order to raise funds. Yay!
In order to prepare for making this thing, I’ve been doing research into whether or not birdhouses should actually be painted at all. Certain kinds of paints are toxic, and I really don’t want to endanger the lives of the birds who may live in my birdhouse. It is apparently also not the best to use of bright colours, because birds are attracted to a home which blends in with its surroundings (supposedly trees and bushes, etc). If I were to make a usable birdhouse, I doubt I’d paint it at all, so I’ll probably just send along explicit instructions that the bird house I make should not be put outside for the use of real, living birds. How terrible would it be to kill birds with art?