The idea of "the bluebird of happiness" originated with a Belgian playwright, Maurice Maeterlinck, who wrote a play called "The Blue Bird”, a symbolic drama about a small boy and girl who set out to find the bluebird of happiness. Bluebirds are considered the harbingers of spring and a symbol of happiness, love, and hope. The Indians considered them scared because their blue color was like the sky. Ron Hinkle is an accomplished master glass artist who embodies great passion and appreciation for glass and the history of glass making. He began working at Louie Glass in the summer of his senior year in high school and returned to Louie Glass after graduation in 1974 and would spend the next 20 years learning from the masters while developing his own style and technique. He has been a professional glass blower ever since, creating a variety of beautiful works of glass art. blue bird 3" Tall.