"I’m a writer and artist with over 30 years experience creating artwork and writing articles and books related to self-expression. My latest form of expression is making birds: three-dimensional, one-of-a-kind paper mache sculpture and collage which I turn into cards and marble tiles for display, decoration or coasters. Many of the paper mache sculptures incorporate collage. Why birds? They are right there outside my window. Hopping around. Burrowing in bushes. They look at me when I look at them. They look away, then back. One regularly perches on the branch of my River Birch near one window grabbing glances at me. At some point he decides enough is enough with this glancing back and forth stuff and bolts. The birds have been there outside my window inspiring me through the six books and thousands of articles I’ve written. Now it feels time to honor them for their inspiration. But know this: based on my observations and leafing through Audubon magazine, no other birds like the ones I make exist. Any likeness is purely accidental."