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What a Bird and a Gourd Have in Common

In addition to bird jewelry, bird watching, and, well, birds, I also love bird art.

Because I have spent the greater portion of my life to date recovering from an eating disorder (along with a host of attendant hangers-on like depression and anxiety) sometimes it takes me awhile before I really “get it” about how much I like something.

But once I do…..watch out.

I have to say, I have racked up an impressive array of bird art over the last year or two.

Here is one of my favorite finds:

I found it in Arizona, in Sedona of all places. I suppose the art is a bit “native people” inspired, but the gourd comes from Peru and so does the artist, as it turns out.

It was still a “must purchase”, however, because I couldn’t help noticing how much its slightly wistful, yet highly intelligent, endearing black eyes reminded me of another set of similar eyes that routinely steal my heart:

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