Sunday, May 17, 2009

Baby Elephants and a Tower in a Tree

A short while ago, Sandra Willard posted a challenge in her "I dare you to..." journal (which I dare you to read, it's filled with nifty ideas for art and also life).

The "challenge" was:

If you could live anywhere in the world, where would it be? What kind of house would you live in?

Here is my answer:

My tower is set within the branches of a mighty banyan tree. It is the tallest tree in the forest, and thus I still get the sun and a mighty fine view. In the evening, the bats depart from under my eaves to hunt the night skies and come dawn, I am awoken by a symphony of birdsong.

This piece was inspired by two treehouse pictures: this tower and this banyan tree

If Sandra wants it, then it is hers.

The other piece I completed today was the fifth and final in my "vultures" set. It depicts the Andean Condor, a darned fine specimen of a raptor.

And last, but far from least, is a piece I made for a friend of mine who is having a baby and has an older child already. Although they do not know the gender of the not-yet-born baby, as you can see, I am hoping it will be a girl!


Sandra said...

I absolutely love it! Yes, I want it!!! Now I need to make one for you. I should have something ready in a day or two. :D ~crosses fingers~

Sandra said...

I got it done! WOOoooOOo!!

You can see it here at:

I hope you like it!