Robyn referred to herself the other day as a magpie, which I
thought was so absolutely charming! She, like myself, is a scavenger.
It is the artist in us, that is drawn to the beautiful and unusual on
this earth. Her wonderful woodcarvings are full of her treasures.
I often pick up odd things at flea markets. This winter I came across
this great glass eye. A vendor had a huge collection, all sizes and
colors of eyes, housed in an interesting old wooden case with 15 or
20 shallow drawers. It had once belonged to a local optometrist.
After examining each one several times, a large grey blue was my
choice. The workmanship is amazing; the iris is incredibly detailed.
So, that's one of the unique things this particular magpie snatched
up and carried home. Just because.