The Cockatiel Project

Last week I mentioned Princess Nagger was working on some sort of report for her Gifted Class on Cockatiels and made one out of clay.  As a reminder, here’s what it looked like before she did the final paint job:

Here it is all finished:

She did a great job, didn’t she?  It looks a lot less ‘vicious’ now that it’s all painted pretty.  I had her pose with it so you could get an idea on the size of it a little better:

There were quite a few goofy poses along with accidentally-on-purpose getting that one.  And she insisted I take a picture of her in this pose:

As I was taking pictures of it in the cage, she put her giant yellow angry bird behind to keep an eye on things:

All set and ready for her presentation:

Last night was her Curriculum Fair at the school where this project was set up amongst her classmates projects.  I’ll share pictures of all that fun hopefully next week.  While taking pictures of her project, I was able to snag this mug shot:

Beautiful, smart, mischievous and dorky all wrapped into one package.  I couldn’t have asked for a better kid if I had special ordered one.


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41 thoughts on “The Cockatiel Project

  1. Wow Stacy, you have a real winner there. Love that last shot! I’d like to link my post this week too. It’s pretty wordy for a Wednesday, but the B&W shots at the end are cool….at least I think so:)

  2. Very creative Cockatiel project I love it. Your daughter seems to have great talent in making different clay art work. Thanks for sharing the art work of you daughter it is lovely.

  3. Love the bird!!! She did a fabulous job! And her poses cracked me up.
    She is so beautiful

  4. Wow, the end result of the Cockatiel looks AMAZING! (been waiting all week to see the end result 😉 )She’s done an incredible job. You can be proud of such a talented, gorgeous daughter. Love the photo’s 🙂

  5. Love the shot of the cockatiel and the yellow Angry Bird – sort of like an avian babysitter!


  6. Love all the photos! Seeing the giant Angry Bird looking in the cage gave me a giggle 🙂 I’d love to have you come link up at my place!

  7. Again, she is impressing me! I love that girl and can’t wait to see what all is before her. You should be one super proud mama.

  8. LOL. I think the Angry Bird makes the picture the best. He’s definitely keeping an eye on things!

  9. I have a crazy goofball picture poser over here too! So good for you for capturing that very real portrait.

    And I’m still chuckling at the angry bird behind the cage idea!



  10. oh my what a cutie you have there and i love her project for gifted little man has to invent something using recycled materials for his gifted project. Doesn’t this just amaze you what they come up with I swear I sit back in awe of these kids they are amazing little ones. give princess a hug for me for a job well doen

  11. Hey, Stacy! You must be very proud of her – she’s talented. Have you considered a career in Art? Children should be encouraged to take advantage of their skills.

  12. Seriously, that is great work for such a young age! She’s talented as well as brilliant and beautiful!
    (Note to the grownups, you are in such big trouble…)

  13. I am so impressed! You’re right, it does look less scary post-painting. 🙂 And I love the Angry Bird. Totally makes the whole scene.

  14. My goodness!! She’s super smart and WOW she’s artistic! (and gorgeous too) You are one lucky mom…until she is old enough to date of course. 🙂

  15. You’re right, it does look less scary post-painting..Thanks for sharing..

  16. That’s a pretty awesome looking cockatiel! I love her poses too! It’s totally something that my daughter would do!

  17. Ha, she reminds me SO MUCH of Punky – especially that “fancy” pose with the bird.

    And yea, that was one scary critter before she painted it.

  18. What is that girl going to be creating by the time she gets to high school I find myself asking again! 😉

  19. Thats a talent you need to keep encouraging, who knows where it will go and more importantly it will hopefully create you some happy memories for years to come.