The kids are growing fast. The little female's leg has healed just fine. She's the one on the left. The male is a little bigger and thirstier. Mama Bailey is now known as Aunt Bailey, since after being separated from her babies for a day she lost her inclination to let them nurse. So she is milked by hand, then her milk fed to the kids via human baby bottles. The kids are wearing little polarfleece coats( ingeniously recycled from the arms of an old jacket) to help keep them warm.
I am almost done the first owl panel. I'm very pleased with how it's coming. I'm still not sure about a border, but it will make itself known.
Bower (2012) hand embroidery, wool and cotolin thread on canvas, 50"(w)x60"(h)
And I realize that I didn't post the final version of "Bower". Here it is.
I'm an artist who has been making stuff for 30 years. I used to spin, knit, weave, quilt, design, write, embroider and garden, and I still do most of these things, but for the last few years I have been focused on stitching images from Canada's first natural history, the Codex Canadensis.
I try to live a life of minimal consumption and maximum creation. More and more, I see how these are connected.