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Two coatis hit the road…

coatitails…but only one came back.

Thanks to everybody who came by Three Star Owl at Wings Over Willcox — the show was a very good one for “the owl”.  Cranes were seen, friends were met and re-met, many clay pieces found good new homes.  And thanks also to the organizers of the Festival, who have a lot of things on their plate: birders to marshall and haul, tables and chairs to account for, vendors to wrangle, and birds to find, just to mention a few of their duties.hoovs

And, thanks to Hoover, the African Collared Dove, who once again saw me off from Scottsdale.

An excellent start to the New Year!

(Above, the tails of smoke-fired coatis rising out of bubblepak in a box in the back of the truck, awaiting transport; below, Hoover in the garage, supervising the loading of the truck.  Photos A.Shock)

Posted by Allison on Jan 18th 2010 07:31 am | 3 Comments
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3 Responses to “Two coatis hit the road…”

  1. kateon 18 Jan 2010 at 8:12 am link comment

    Hoover! How nice.
    A, when you make long tails like that, do you use anything as armature inside the clay, or pull them like cup handles, or roll them on the table?

  2. Allisonon 18 Jan 2010 at 2:49 pm link comment

    K — no armature for tails. Just rolled coils, slightly thinner on the end, allowed to stiffen moderately before attaching. Because they are nearly vertical, they stand right up if they are at the proper stage of setting up. If there’s a curl or lean to it, I brace it with a soft thing like a newsprint wad or sponge until they hold themselves up.

  3. kateon 23 Jan 2010 at 8:06 am link comment

    Interesting, thank you!

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