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A handsome, intelligent, highly underestimated fellow, the crow...
A week or two ago, a lovely lady, S, contacted me through Etsy with an Alchemy request for a custom order crow plush. She has a rough idea of what she wants but is giving me full rein with his creative journey (Clarence's journey, that is). Which is excellent.
Photo credit: Brandon Holden
I like working both ways, actually. Sometimes it's great to come up with something completely from scratch from just a very vague idea. But other times, I enjoy having someone pour their vision into my brain...maybe with the help of pictures, or a story, or a song...and seeing if I can come up with exactly what they imagined.
This order is kind of a bit of both. S shared with me a wonderful story called the Rainbow Crow - a folklore tale explaining how, through his selfless, heroic acts, the crow came to be as we know him today. I love Native American tales and "how it came to be" myths. (Anyone remember Just So Stories? I love - and still have - that book.)
Anyway, as I progress through this project, I'll be sharing Clarence's journey with you here.
A: Because we're crafty people and we love crafty things; and
B: Because I offered to include S in the design and creation process as it unfolds and this is a fun and easy way for me to do that.
As this is my first very start to very finish blogging project - I'm really excited. I hope you enjoy! :)