Bob The Blob Bird

Today’s weird bird is definitely WEIRD!

Bob The Blob Bird

I started Bob with a blob of paint.

I saw another bird in the blob:

This blob is the one I went with:

I then added some collage papers for the wing, tail and beak. Next, I added some details with acrylic paint pens and finished with a black sharpie.

Sometimes it is fun to just PLAY!

How many weird birds can you find in the paint blob?

I recently read a book called, A Street Cat Named Bob by James Bowen. (Hint: This is where I got the idea to name my bird, Bob).

The book was an easy read and very uplifting. Bob the cat had quite the personality. If you are looking for a book to read about cats, you may enjoy this book.

Wishing you a happy weird bird Wednesday!

Cheers! 😃

Rabbits, Balloons and A Feather

You will be seeing a lot of rabbits and bunnies from me this year!

Carla Sonheim’s year-long online class is The Year of the Rabbit.

It is my goal to spend 10 minutes each day, drawing a rabbit!

Hot Air Balloons:

I recently completed this 1000 piece jigsaw puzzle. I just love how colorful it is!

A feather I doodled with black Micron pens:

I kind of messed up on the top so I glued a piece of paper over it! Ha! And drew on top of the paper.

I like how the pencil shading adds dimension:

Do you have any creative goals this year? I hope you will share them with me!

Happy Wednesday!

Cheers! 😃

Happy New Year!

I hope 2023 will be a good year for us all!

I’d like to start your first Wednesday of the new year with a smile 😃

May this weird bird inspire YOU to be your BEST!

Happy Weird Bird Wednesday!

Cheers!

A Snowy Owl

It has been snowing a lot in the Pacific Northwest where I live…

And look who showed up today! All dressed in holiday attire:

This weird snowy owl knows how to keep warm!

I went for a walk all bundled up at Priest Lake, Idaho last weekend:

Lucky for me it was only 23 degrees and not the 7 degrees that is predicted for tomorrow!

I do think the snow is beautiful, especially at the lake.

Happy Weird Bird Wednesday and a Merry Christmas!

Cheers!

A Little Shimmer

I recently painted this Hummingbird in watercolor then added black ink with a thin brush and white gel pen:

I used this cardboard Hummingbird (I made several years ago) for my model:

I started with a quick sketch:

And then applied my regular watercolors before I added a little shimmer with iridescent watercolors:

This is the iridescent watercolor brand I used:

It really added a nice shimmer don’t you think?

I love holiday ornaments that give a little sparkle and shimmer to the tree!

How about you? What kind of ornaments adorn your tree?

Happy Wednesday!

Cheers! 😃

Featherstitched Wings

Today’s weird bird is rather dazzling! At least I think it is…

I recently took an online class with Kelli May-Krenz called, “Winged Wonders.”

My little bird has featherstitched wings and lots of hand stitching and BEADS!

I love beads!

My little bird has a gold painted beak and a vintage bead for an eye.

I sewed a pin on its back so I could wear it…

But I kind of like it on the top of my little Christmas tree!

It was a fun project to do last week when I was sick with a cold. I find beading and hand stitching very meditative.

Happy Weird Bird Wednesday!

May you find joy in creating or doing something out of the ordinary this December.

Cheers!

A Fanciful Feather

Feathers have many symbols…

What do they mean to YOU?

Yesterday, I made this fanciful feather from my imagination:

I created my feather with paper collage, color pencils and a white gel pen.

I’d like to give it a symbol of gratitude since I will be celebrating Thanksgiving next week in the US.

I created these other fanciful feathers in 2014:

I am grateful for many things such as my art and YOU, my blogging friend!

Happy Weird Bird Wednesday!

Cheers!

PS. And Happy Thanksgiving if you celebrate! 😃

Building A Wardrobe

Today’s weird bird is part Canadian Warbler from this photograph:

I then had fun building a wardrobe for a Warbler using an old dress pattern:

And some of my Gelli Plate printed papers for outfits:

Which “style” is most becoming on this wild Warbler?

A new twist on “paper dolls!” Lol

Happy Weird Bird Wednesday!

Cheers! 😃

P.S. I’m sure you will see this Warbler again in a future post!

Fiddle-Faddle

One never knows what will inspire me to create a weird bird…

It was a doodle on a grocery list today!

That inspired this little bird:

What do YOU think I should name it? Perhaps Marty?

He looks a little extra green and Martian like…

Happy Weird Bird Wednesday and Doodling!

Cheers! 😃

A Humdinger!

I found myself humming a Tom Petty song while shopping at the grocery store yesterday…

The song seemed to be stuck in my head! Does this ever happen to you?

It was my inspiration for today’s weird bird:

It is a Humdinger!

I hope your Wednesday’s a winner!

Happy Weird Bird Wednesday!

Cheers! 😃