Damn Bird! I’ve Got No Arms is what I call this new mixed-media piece. I made Damn Bird for a challenge held by the Bucks County Guild of Craftsmen. Although I did not follow the rules to the letter which disqualified me, I was very happy with how Damn Bird turned out. I learned some do’s and don’ts about polymer clay I had not discerned before while working on this piece. In fact whenever I thought I was finished and put the piece in the oven for one last bake, Damn Bird broke because of a mistake I made earlier and we were back to the drawing board. No matter how good or bad a particular piece turns out I always learn from the making.