Thursday, May 28, 2009
Color Right, Color Left
The days are slowly getting longer, as we head toward the longest day of the year, June 21. There's been a lot of rain and storms lately, makes for a grey light. I'm working on a custom order for a left wing with writing on the back, and apparently I am unable to tell a left wing from a right wing. That sounds funny when I write it that way.
Last night I made two wings, one for "just in case" anything happened to the first one. Got it all painted, and realized that both of them were right wings.
So do you tell on a bird which is the right and which is the left by looking at them from above. Kind of like our right arm and left arm. It's oriented to the body, so even if you look at me from the front, the right and left stays the same.
Anyway, I have to do two more wings, and make sure this time they are the opposite wing side from what I've been making. I never gave bird wings this much thought until now.
These are some new colors of wings I'm making, in pairs. So there's definitely a right and a left, no matter how you look at them.