These Darling Izboushkas truly are brand new. They're so new that I'm still figuring out what they mean. I have always been interested in birds, and I have always been interested in folklore, and I have always moved around a lot, so Baba Yaga's Chicken-legged hut has always had something of an appeal. I spent a whole season a year or so ago just reading as many Baba Yaga stories as I could get my hands on (and the public library in my town is pretty good, so it was a lot of stories). I didn't DO anything with that, though, until March of this year, when everything changed so suddenly that I felt like I couldn't keep up. Maybe these little houses will help. I'm told they move very fast. Each one is based on some bird (though mostly not chickens) and are made in various materials. I started in copper, of course, because copper is what I am comfortable in, and while Baba Yaga's hut is a threat, it is also a comfortable house in the woods. From there I am expanding into materials I am less comfortable in, materials I have to stretch myself into, because Baba Yaga is not one to rest on her laurels, and she wouldn't want me to, either.