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. sounds like the perfect no stress creation to work on. Sometimes I make these as a kind of antidote to artist's block.


Sandy Mastroni said...

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!!

fiddlestixstudios said...

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!

"Do not let what you cannot do
keep you from doing what you can do."

John Wooden