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Friday, December 2, 2016

Follow-Up Friday: Using Christmas Tree Parts & Other News Re "Words In Our Beak"

The reindeer figurine (Alexie) featured in the picture atop this blog entry is sitting in my apartment, engrossed in her reading a proof to be submitted to Small Editions for the soft-cover version of Cam's book, Words In Our Beak Volume One.

If you follow my cyber-venues, dear reader, then you know that the iBook version of Words In Our Beak Volume One became available in Apple's iTunes and iBooks "stores" in June of 2015; followed by the ePub version which was published by KDP for Amazon in January of 2016.

In any event, Alexie (the reindeer figurine), tells me that she is very enthused regarding the manner in which Chris Deatherage has formatted Words In Our Beak Volume One so that Small Editions can print soft cover versions of  the book.

Chris Deatherage's name is familiar to many who follow my cyber-venues for he is the one who designed my web-site,

And Alexie's appearance may also look familiar to you, as her extended family (for whom she bears a strong resemblance) have been visiting my home for the Christmas holiday season ever since 2011!

During that year this reindeer's aunt and cousins spent time in my rooftop garden which is on a rooftop in NYC and happens to be the setting for Words In Our Beak Volume One. In any event, the following image features Alexie's family members  as they appeared in 2011.

This image is included in a blog post, Friday Follow Up: "the reindeer effect" that I published on December 16th 2011. These particular reindeer,  albeit with other images, are also included in another 2011 entry here on Blogger, "Oh, Christmas Tree, oh Christmas Tree: How Good To use Your Branches" (published December 21st 2011).

The following year, 2012, several members of Alexie's extended family came to see me, but they spent their time inside my home. One of them (who was featured in an entry on my Facebook Page for The Last Leaf Gardener as well as in an informative post on hometalk),  can  be seen in the picture directly below.

Unlike Alexie's aunt and cousins, this 2012 visitor was brought to life by Sebastien's entourage. The following pictures illustrate a few details of how this reindeer (and others) was created by Sebastien and Partner's use of tree parts.

The first image above is featured in a prior entry here on Blogger, while the second one is featured in the same post for hometalk that I referred to in the sixth paragraph of this blog entry. As you can see, the bodies, as well as faces of Sebastien and Partner's reindeers, are made from bits of the trunks of Christmas trees. The antlers and tails of these reindeer figurines are made from branches of Christmas trees (as seen in the photo that is directly below).

This particular photo was taken at the place where Sebastien and Partners sell their creations and the image is featured in my blog post, A Lesson from Reindeer, published on December 5th 2013. However, the three of them can also be seen in a group photo-op (below) which was taken when they came to my home (2013) and joined the other reindeer visiting my place.

This photo is featured in an entry on Blogger, The Sixth Day  of Christmas, which was published on December 30th 2013. And, as you can see, they even let "poor Rudolph" join them! Rudolph can be seen in a solo photo-op directly below, followed by images of the reindeer mingling with some whimsical figurines.

The whimsical figurines are from More & More Antiques, a shop on Manhattan's UWS that is currently selling my fauna-flora-insect-themed postcards. All of the cards in this collection have images taken from Words In Our Beak Volume One. As for the "Sebastien's" reindeer, they posed for me again in 2014 as well as in 2015 (below)!

And, this year, once this returning group of reindeer settle in, I anticipate they will pose for me again! Meanwhile, if I can tear Alexie away from her reading Chris Deatherage's proof of Words In Our Beak, Volume One, maybe I can have her pose with them!

But she looks pretty engrossed in what she's reading, and I'm confident, dear reader, that you'll be just as engaged as Alexie should you procure any version of Words In Our Beak Volume One!


The non-hardcover version (or versions)  of Volume One within the Words In Our Beak book series that are mentioned in this entry may only remain available for a limited time, but hardcover versions of Volume One, Two and Three can now be found wherever books are sold. Please click here to go to my blog post that provides details as to where you can get these books.


Additionally, I have rendered some images from these books into other formats and they are available via Fine Art America (FAA). Some of my other photographs (Black & White Collection, Kaleidoscopic Images and the famous Mandarin duck who visited NYC) can also be found on my FAA pages.

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