P.S. on Feather Harvesting ( July 26, 2015)
While I was revising the crown yesterday, I wondered how the feathers had been harvested. The bag of chicken and pheasant feathers were a Creatology brand sold at Michaels. I searched the Internet for the information of the company's practice with no success. As the package said it was produced in China, I strongly doubted they had been collected humanely. That meant the feathers were plucked from birds that had been raised and killed for meat. Supporting such businesses is the last thing I want to do. "No more commercially purchased feathers on my art," I promised to myself.