Sunset on the 4th and Sam, Born on the 4th of July
I finished Sam, a comission, just yesterday and wanted to share the beautiful sunset. Sam's a big fellow at 13 1/4 inchestall and 17 inches long. His tail and wing feathers were hand-embroidered. They were painted with heat set dyes to give them a subtle purple and green cast. His legs are a bit thin and it took a bit of work to get him to stand on his own. He probably would be best supported to help him to stand. I can imagine him on a stack of books. I've also included an old skeleton key that my husband & I found while out hiking in the desert. There on the ground among the creosote bushes was a whole key ring full of skeleton keys. It's strange what you can find sometimes.