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You Never Know Where Inspiration Will Come From

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I take the Ross Island Bridge across the Willamette River practically everyday.  There is lots to look at as one heads east including construction and port cranes, the iconic Portland Tram, and one thing that always caught my eye – the old Darigold Sign.  It is an abandoned dairy site now, but it still has a great
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A Bird in a Glove

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Moving onto making the flock for the White Bird Black Bird Mechanical Theatre the last two days.  When I first started carving small birds my hands and fingers were covered with small cuts.  To carve Alaskan Yellow Cedar cleanly your tools have to be razor sharp and a brush with a blade draws blood.  Getting blood on your work is almost
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