My Creativitis

The Rantings of a Crazed Woman with Chronic Creativitis

Jul 24

In Utah the 24th of July is a holiday which is celebrated because it is the day that the early Mormon Pioneers first came into the Salt Lake Valley where they settled.   The bird of choice for this holiday is a ‘no-brainer’ if you are familiar with the stories of the early pioneers.  According to early Mormon records, shortly after they settled in the valley, the pioneers planted crops so that they could survive.  And as these crops got nice and green, but were still not to the point of being harvested, there suddenly swept into the valley a massively huge swarm of locusts (or crickets).  We’re talking epic porportions!  They tried to kill them, but it was pretty much impossible, so they finally did some major praying.  The next thing you know, millions of seagulls came swooping in from who knows where, and ate so many crickets that they would regurgitate them and then go back for more, until the infestations was totally under control.  Later, after Utah became a state and it became necessary to have a state bird, they chose the seagull, and to this day the hungry seagull holds a special, honored place among the Utah Mormon populace.

Seagull with Cricket

This clay seagull is quite friendly and sweet, and he just wants food.

Friendly, sweet Seagull

Not counting the cricket, he is  1  3/4 inches long, and 7/8 of an inch tall.



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Jul 04

The Bald Eagle has been the National Bird of the United States since 1782 – only six years after the Declaration of Independence was signed.   The Bald Eagle was chosen to represent this country because of it’s strength and majestic looks, and because it has a long life span.   Choosing the Bald Eagle as the National Bird set a high standard to live up to, for we as a people, and as a country.


We should strive to make our country worthy of it’s representative.  The Bald Eagle is a beautiful bird.  But also can be fearless and strong, all while maintaining  it’s majesty and grace.   I think we have a ways to go to live up to that.




This is my fierce version of the Bald Eagle.   He’s strong and intimidating, and doesn’t take nonsense from anybody.


Bald Eagle


Even though this particular bird is only an inch and a half tall, and two inches from tip of tail to tip of beak, he is tough and formidable.   But he’s also loving and fatherly to those under his care.


Happy 4th of July!



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