Saturday, February 16, 2013

Did you know that

once upon a time wearing a dead bird on one's hat was considered the height of fashion and inspired the beginning of the Audubon Society.
Image Source: Library of Congress Bain Collection
"In the late 1890s the American Ornithologists' Union estimated that five million birds were killed annually for the fashion market. In the final quarter of the 19th century, plumes, and even whole birds, decorated the hair, hats, and dresses of women.

Glad to say that putting a bird on it in Yellow Springs doesn't involve dead birds.
Just old cd's, spray paint, and a bit velcro. A YS doorstep faerie called Susan left me nearly 500 old cd's and I THANK you.


sewphie said...

Wearing a bird on my head might suit my birds nest hair! I like the birds you've made and how youve placed them for people to discover :)

Sandra Heading said...

Your a very productive woman.... I love your mindset

Ps your post the other day was really touching - thankyou just doesn't cut it !!

JafaBrit's Art said...

thanks sewphie :)

Been wondering how you were Sandra :) thanks for dropping by.

Linda said...

Very creative.