All of the feathers are made of handmade paper with wire structures. I enjoy creating with paper because it is pliable and comes in a variety of textures, from soft to crisp. I often use the reverse side of printed paper, allowing the ink patterns to show through. I use small sharp embroidery scissors to create each item. I call my technique “Drawing with scissors, the cuts become the lines of a drawing in 3-D. Paint and pencils add variety to the surface. It is important to me that each arranged grouping is housed in a framed collection box. Dean cuts the frames while I clean the glass. The frames house the delicacy and care I put into each item, creating a permanent home for my arrangements.