copycat!! haha. nah, it's fine as long as you don't claim the idea as your own/credit me. in the words of "Steal Like An Artist", I'm suppose I'm honored that you find the idea worth "stealing" and adding personal flair to. i realize i'm getting to you quite late here. i've been busy lately. i'm sure whatever problems you had, you've gotten by by now and i'm of course interested in how/if it turned out... otherwise, i actually really don't know what to say to help... the shape of the head is the shape of the core of the head, just with all the feathers laid on.
surprisingly, only once - and just a scratch. i wore gloves as I cut the cans apart, but then actually cutting the pieces into feathers and putting it on the owl, wasn't that "dangerous". i just watched the edges. i'm usually so clumsy, so guess it was luck.
Oh wow. And yeah, wearing gloves is a good thing, I would have been kinda dumb and not have worn gloves if I made this. XD Actually I would never have this much talent to make something as cool as this