A friend of mine asked me the other day when I developed my fondness for birds. "Hmmm," I thought. I told him that I was quite the artist and sketcher as a child and always had an affinity for long legged birds like the ibis, drew them quite a bit.
I can remember rendering them when I could not have been any older than seven or eight years old. Have loved them my whole life. Not sure why but that is my story and I am sticking to it. I loved their graceful long necks.
And did you know that when I practiced Hung Gar kung fu, a five animal system, my specialty was crane? If I ever get a tombstone I would like an ibis, deco style, stage left. Just not real soon.