It started as a little quiver, a passing thought that somehow nose dived into an idea, then exploded on the runway into all kind of notions.
I don’t mean for them to, but some ideas just keep growing. A simple idea takes on the persona of a cute, tiny green yard lizard, which promptly blows up into a huge heap of ideas that look like an angry T-Rex on a Jurassic Park rampage.
It’s happened before.
I was just going to make a few plain bluebird houses to go with the standard design half dozen already out on trees.
Then there was the little lizard idea to make a birdhouse like the church where Janet I got married.
That’s when Jurassic Park started. The little green lizard metamorphosed into big, cumbersome dinosaurs.
Before I knew it, I’d sketched twelve different birdhouse ideas! Soon I was adding cutouts, individualized painting, and attaching unique perches.
It ended up being the one for Janet, plus eleven more, one for each of our eleven kids and their respective family units.Continue reading For the Birds