Sock Robin- bird sculpting with upcycled materials

When Spring returns, the earth becomes a child who recites poetry. – Rainier Maria Rilke

Walking home from a workshop yesterday, I was delighted at all the bird activity close to my home.  A robin crossed my path, a wriggling worm in its beak, the rain gentle.  The moment pulled me out of my head and into the miracle of nature.  All my worries and racing thoughts fell away.

Pay attention to the birds.

The robin brings a fresh new perspective to situations that are otherwise foggy and unclear. Try calling on robin energy for clarity when your judgement is clouded or when you need light shed on an issue.

The red robin reminds us it’s time to shake the sleepiness out of our head (both figuratively and literally), get alert, get moving, and start enjoying life! Spring has sprung, tides have turned, and no matter how crummy or grey our world has been it is time for new beginnings! Enjoy the bright road ahead because it’s only going to get brighter! [source]

Last night I spent hours, to stay out of my head and to honor the robin, doing personal craft therapy, slowing sculpting a robin out of  upcycled materials.  The robin reminds me to believe in myself.


The red chest is made from a vintage wool argyle sweater, the rest of the robin including the blue eggs are made of left over sock bits from sock monkey and sock owl workshops, the stuffing is from a sock monkey that failed, and the nest stick in the robin’s mouth is from an orchid plant that I received after my mother’s death.

I used repurposed embroidery thread to create texture to imply feathers.

The robin measures 7″ (18 cm) tall.

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