About yesterday's mugging: No, there was no nest. The tree is very tall, and I saw Bird on my way back, much calmer now. Probably went and had a shot of whisky while I was gone. I love my birds; I want them to de-stress and be happy.
I see a lot about casting and moulds and equipment and so on and so forth. I admire it all. But, I have no space to experiment, plus I don't really like complicated, time-consuming methods. I only like complicated methods if I'm passionate about what I'm making.
That said, Ludgera let me borrow Stephanie Lee's book: Semi-precious Salvage. This book is a revelation. I recommend it. While I didn't make anything taught in the book, I took away a ton of inspiration, ideas, and PLASTER CASTING!!!! It is so simple, costs next to nothing in materials, and doesn't require much space. So off I went to amazon.ca and ordered a copy of the book; it's a good investment. And this little bird head is one of the things I made.
Happy happy happy!