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The Folk Art of Greg Goul — Carvings, Inspiration, Nature, and Sketches.

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The American robin is active mostly during the day and assembles in large flocks at night. Its diet consists of beetle grubs, earthworms, and caterpillars, fruits, and berries. It is one of the earliest bird species to lay eggs, beginning to breed shortly after returning to its summer range from its winter range. Its nest consists of long coarse grass, twigs, paper, and feathers, and is smeared with mud and often cushioned with grass or other soft materials. It is among the first birds to sing at dawn, and its song consists of several discrete units that are repeated.

This folk art bird carving of an American Robin is carved from Basswood. I used milk paints, various stains, and techniques to age the carving.

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I’ve been working on a few folk art Robins over the last month. Robins are the quintessential early bird, and are common sights on lawns across North America. After a good rain or lawn mowing, you will often see them tugging earthworms out of the ground. Robins are popular birds for their warm orange breast, cheerily cheer-up cheerio song, and early appearance at the end of winter. Robins are familiar town and city birds, and equally at home in wilder areas, such as mountain forests and the Alaskan wilderness.

These folk art bird carvings of a Robins are carved from Basswood. I used milk paints, various stains, and techniques to age the carving.

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