Durer is again the inspiration for this piece. It's of his drawing entitled "Little Owl". It has been a favorite piece ever since I first saw it as child in a book. I had some fun trying to find the species of owl in the drawing. I finally decided that it was most likely a tawny owl. Although, I would hardly think of them as little. The only little dark eyed owl that I could think of was the Flammulated owl. But it has ear tufts and is from North America, not Europe. And the European species known as the Little Owl has yellow eyes. This little guy stands at 6 1/2 inches tall and has German glass eyes. I did something a bit different with his feet. I wanted them to feel a bit fleshy. So, I mixed my Sculpey molding media with some Premo. They both bake at the same temperature and time. Then, I flocked them with finely chopped alpaca wool. I like how they turned out. But because they're so rubbery, he has a hard time standing. I think next time, I would use a thicker gauge of wire. He does stand on his own but it would be best if he had something to lean on. I hope you all like him. It seems I'm kind of on a Durer kick and am thinking of felting his squirrel pair. Although, I'd change the eye size a bit as they seem a bit too small.