Birds Of A Feather…

In September of 2014, I joined an online challenge to create a bird a day (any art medium) for 101 days.  I’d never focused on creating art EVERY day or on ONE subject so I wanted to give it a go!

I joined the challenge with two international friends, Corinne and Kathrin that I’d met by taking online art classes from Carla Sonheim

Feathered Friends

“Feathered Friends”

Corinne set up a Flickr group – 101 Birds or More – where we posted our bird art and shared our journey together.

I learned a lot from this challenge!  One of the things was having the support and encouragement of my friends and others commenting on the Flickr site really helped me complete my goal.   Much like running a Marathon, when one of us started falling behind, the other one cheered us to the finish line!

I also learned that I knew very little about birds!  I was just beginning to touch on this subject and so I wanted to continue my journey.

It amazes me that each of us has continued to create birds!  It is enjoyable to watch our styles emerge and change over time.

We continue to support and encourage each other in our art.  Each of us has started a blog.  Corinne Bekker’s blog is Corinne Maakt  and Kathrin Werner’s blog is Kathrins World of Colours  – I hope you take a moment to visit their blogs.  Corinne likes to experiment in a variety of art mediums like myself and Kathrin’s birds will make you laugh!

“Art enables us to find ourselves and lose ourselves at the same time.”  – Thomas Merton

Happy Creating!

12 responses to “Birds Of A Feather…

  1. This is a cool challenge. I’m not very good at drawing, but it’s interesting nonetheless. Thanks for sharing!

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  2. I will visit their blogs, Jill – your post here is so full of spirit and oozes joy. What a wonderful this community is – as your birds up there know!

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  3. These are soooo cute. I love your birds. You have a way of making something new and fresh and so creative every day. Amazing. I’m so glad to have found you. I’ll have to check out your friends’ sites too. Thanks for sharing. I can’t wait to get curly !!! 😜

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  4. Love your feathered friends. Are they wearing party huts? And thank you so much for mentioning my blog. Doing the challenge with you and Corinne and getting your support really was a great experience.

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  5. Jill, I really love your work. I’ve learned so much from you, and continue to, and your joy and enthusiasm are infectious! I’m so glad up have found you here, and I love both of your friends’ blogs as well! Cheers to you, lady, you ROCK! If the birdies only knew what a wonderful ambassador you are for them. Fly high, my friend! I hope you’re feeling better, too. Thanks for inspiring me every day with your joyful creations. 💜💛💜

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