The Speedball Bird

Sharon Mann at MakeArtMagicHappens and I recently exchanged hand-painted collage papers.  It was so fun to get Sharon’s delightful, creative papers in the mail! 🙂

We thought it would be fun to share the papers we received from each other today AND create a wacky, weird bird with our new papers!

Below is my bird as it developed next to Sharon’s gorgeous papers…

I added pencil shading to give my bird dimension.  I love the bright colors Sharon used in her papers here:

Sharon creates in a wonderful variety of shapes, patterns and playfulness in her papers (can you find the bird?!)


Adding the final touches, can you find the 3 pen nibs I collaged to the bird’s feathers?


Sharon makes her “pen and ink” drawings sing like the color collage in the middle:


I finished my bird by adding color pencils:


The Speedball Bird

I encourage you to share your art with a friend.  It may open up new ideas and possibilities!

Happy Weird Bird Wednesday!

Cheers! 🙂

P.S. Thank you Sharon for this fun exchange and challenge!  I enjoyed it soooo much!

19 responses to “The Speedball Bird

  1. I love your WACKY bird, the pen nibs is the perfect touch. This whole process of sharing was so much fun, thank you Jill. I just posted my bird!

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  2. As I mentioned on Sharon’s post today (as it came in my feed first) – this is sooooooo much fun! Two of my faves creating beauty and joy together is almost more than I can handle! LOL! I am smiling so big seeing both of your BEAUTIFUL fun creative creations! I ADORE this!!!!! HOORAY for making my day! Warmed my heart on a COLD day! ❤

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  3. So much fabulous fun here Jill! You and Sharon have outdone yourselves for Wacky Weird Bird Wednesday this week, and I love how you shared your paper creations for collages! Isn’t it special how much inspiration we get from each other!!! I love that you got together and created this project, and the results are magical! The pen nibs are so hilarious and so you Jill!

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  4. This is a great idea Jill. Your patterns and colors combined with Sharon’s–I can’t wait to see what else you come up with! (K)

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  5. Oh what a great idea!! Love love this project and all of the wonderful art that you both created!!
    Happy Wednesday, Jill!! 💗

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    • Happy Wednesday Patty Anne! 😃 I was so excited to get Sharon’s wonderful collage papers in the mail! 💗 And then to create a weird and wacky bird together was the frosting on the cake!! 🌈💕🐦

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  6. Wonderfully weird and so much fun!

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  7. How fun, and weird-bird awesome, as always!!!

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