Remember when you were a little kid, and you used to fold strips of paper and cut out shapes? When you opened up the folds, as if by magic a row of paper dolls, or maybe an elaborate snowflake, appeared. Well, artists still get to do stuff like that, so when I saw some long strips of colored paper in a drawer in my parents' den, I decided to make some birds.
Most adults, when they have free time, have to do some serious activity like get a foursome together for golf or work out at the gym.
Artists get to play.