One of the nice things about the MAANZ group is that they are always looking at ways of giving back to the community. This year, the conference community piece, is a bird creation workshop. Participants sign on to create a bird using a ply template and gorgeous mosaic materials to glam the birds up. These fine feathered creations will then be donated to a Brisbane based charity for their enjoyment, or fundraising activity. A group of the Brisbane based MAANZ members got together recently for a working bee, creating sample birds as inspiration starting points and cutting bulk supplies for use at the workshop. As for me, I loved the sample I produced so much I replicated another one for myself. Little did I realise that this little kingfisher was destined to fly on out of my studio. Thankfully he too is going to a good home. Phew!