A visit at the junk yard and a walk on the beach have something in common for me. I never come home empty handed. A few weeks ago we made a trip to the coast a little down South. It was a perfect day for a beach walk - sunny and warm with a soft breeze. The beach was about 200 yards wide, deserted and I was in driftwood heaven. It’s so easy to make me happy :).
Among all the pieces of driftwood we brought home, there was one that talked to me right away. It was no doubt that it wanted to become a bird. Not a regular one with feathers and legs. No, this bird head wished for a special body and so I made one from miscellaneous junk yard finds. The main part is an old rusty water valve with a gas cap on top. I added a little wheel and some small parts like washers.
Please meet "Joe The Funky Bird" who was renamed as "Pelican Joe" after some lovely readers had commented that he looked like a pelican.
He is a fashion-conscious birdie and chose a spiky hairstyle to be attractive for the ladies. I can imagine that the girls will line up soon to get a date with this handsome guy. I’ll let you know when there is anything serious going on in his love life.
He might look a little bit bewildered but I can tell that he is very pleased to have met you today. We both wish you a wonderful and sunny weekend.
Joe will show up at the following great parties: