One of my most enduring childhood memories is watching the little Indian sparrow flitting about busily. They often spend much time hopping about on the ground, pecking, perhaps examining anything that even remotely resembles their food. Although one rarely finds them in cities these days, it is a pleasure to spot them in the outskirts, as industrious as ever.
Their attitude is much what I emulate - travelling, studying topics of interest, anything that can inspire my next creation. Which is why, when I decided to embroider a bird, it had to be the common (or not so common anymore) sparrow!