This bird encyclopedia was a Christmas present from my sister. Looking through it, I get a rush of inspiration so intense that I almost can't breathe properly. This reaction might also have something to do with the fact that I've subsisted almost entirely on Christmas cookies for the past month, but I can't be sure.
Yesterday afternoon was all blue and orange out the window. My studio and the businesses that surround it are housed in a renovated old armory. Some industrial character remains–a gentrified, business-casual version of it, anyway. Another kind of renewal:)