Spotted Killjoy Folk Birds by Dixie Redmond


Back in 2006 I made this first Spotted Killjoy. My husband called himself that after a time when he hadn't been as encouraging as he usually is. That's something I appreciate about him - he has a sense of humor and can direct the humor toward himself. He is good about admitting to himself (and sometimes to me) things like this. I was teasing him and told him I was going to make a Spotted Killjoy to auction on Ebay. I did it, and this was the first of the Spotted Killjoys I made. I lost the original writing I did about Spotted Killjoys, but the gist of the auction write-up was that everyone has them in their lives, and sometimes we can be the worst ones for ourselves. As artists, there's a fine line between constructive criticism and critiquing something before it has a chance to be born. I'm glad I made this bird - at the time and even almost two years later it resonates with people. I just got an e-mail from someone asking if I was going to make another. Hmmmmm...it sounds like the perfect no stress creation to work on. Sometimes I make these as a kind of antidote to artist's block.

2 comments:

  1. My first name on my birth certificate is SandraJoy
    But I never thought that I am Sandra'kill'joy sometimes
    Your husband sounds like a nice guy .
    AND dear Dixie .... I am TEN years older than that little troll doll on my blog!!

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  2. Dixie,I always loved your"killjoy"birds,and as a matter of fact,I was just wondering the other day if you were going to make more!How funny!
    ~Mandy

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