Been thinking about this little lady a lot lately, which took me on a tangent I didn't expect: I haven't created a single full mount taxidermy since she left my life, and I never really realized it until now. Today I'm going to set aside the usual routine of bone processing or wing drying and go for a small mount.
I may shed some tears, but by accepting grief, art and facing the unknown, I may also have some realizations come to the surface that I may not fully understand. The strange-hearted heal in mysterious ways. I have faith that with an open heart I can overcome any residual grief, creeping doubt, and who knows what else to create something beautiful from death.
I loved the few full mounts I've created, and with summer keeping the weather ideal for such things, I think that this will be a good day to pick up the scalpel and see what may come.
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