With the Firebird Festival fast approaching, progress on the eponymous bird has sped up in recent weeks.
According to the festival’s Facebook page, the Phoenix will likely be finished in two more weekends of work.
The reason, festival organizers wrote in a recent post, that the 2012 iteration of the Phoenix has taken longer to construct than past years' is that its design is more complex:
This bird is so much more complex than our previous years, so it is taking longer time to build ~ she is worth it ~ she looks good. The wings will be a third longer, and when feathered ~wow.
December 8 can’t come soon enough.