A Red Zinger

Charlie at Doodlewash.com gave me the idea for my weird bird today when he painted his favorite mug with a cup of Red Zinger tea on August 14 –  Thanks Charlie!  🙂

Did you know that Celestial Seasonings created the original “Zinger” tea in 1972?  “The tea blends tangy and fruity hibiscus leaves with refreshing peppermint, sweet orange, lively lemongrass and earthy wild cherry bark.”

So I decided to blend a few of my own ingredients together – Here is my Red Zinger Bird:

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I created my bird with my Gelli-printed deli paper and a little imagination!  😉

I started by drawing and painting a Hibiscus flower in my art journal in watercolor.  I added a few color pencils:

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Next, I drew two quick sketches of a Toucan bird:

When it’s beak is open, it looks a little like a Hibiscus flower to me!

I “blended” these two elements together – a Hibiscus flower and Toucan bird to create a Jill original!

Happy Weird Bird Wednesday friends!!!  🙂

24 responses to “A Red Zinger

  1. Wow, I just love this bird!!! It´s full of energy and creativity! ❤️

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    • Thanks Ann! 😍 Glad you like it! I learned about Hibiscus flowers and Toucan birds in the process. Lol! 🎨💕

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      • Isn´t it funny, how much you learn by painting and taking a closer look at things? Last time I saw a dead squirrel beside the road and it almost made me cry because I painted a squirrel before and knew how they look in detail and how cute and “human” they are in their way… Painting changes the way we feel about the world, I guess… Have a wonderful day!!! 🌞🌸

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      • So true! 🎨💕 It helps me pay more attention to the little things in nature. ❤️

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  2. Amazing! Love it! ❤️

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  3. Spectacular, I love it!! Have a beautiful day creating. ..Jill! 🙂

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  4. Smiles all around! (K)

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  5. Wow that is a zinger of a bird 😀

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  6. such a wonderful bird! super cutie!

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  7. Lol, he makes me laugh and want a cup of Zinger!

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  8. Your birds are so cool….have I already mentioned that you would be great in illustrating a children’s book with this look and style? It is very remarkable….

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  9. Love your concept of blending two things together! A Red Zinger is super cool 😎

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  10. Love the colors on his head! Super cute to have him sitting on a branch! He must have put a little something extra in his spot of tea, as he looks pretty happy! Cheerio!

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  11. Hehe!! Yay!! Love that I inspired a weird bird! And love the bird!! Fabulously done!! 💕😃😃

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