Author Archives: Jill Kuhn

Squeeze The Day!

I saw some cute paper napkins with lemons at the grocery store yesterday…

It was my inspiration for today’s weird bird:

Squeeze the day!

Something silly to brighten your day!

Happy Weird Bird Wednesday!

Cheers! πŸ˜ƒ

A Conundrum

Today’s weird bird is a Conundrum…

It is a bit puzzling!

Is it a fish?

Or a bird?

Perhaps I should just call it a Conundrum!

I had fun creating my weird bird today with stencils from StencilGirl Club using watercolor and make-up sponges!

Who knew this could be a great way to stencil on watercolor paint!

I do need a little different watercolor tray with larger wells so I can dip my sponge directly into the paint and use less water. (Less water means less bleeding under my stencil).

I finished my Conundrum with color pencils and a white gel pen.

Happy Weird Bird Wednesday!

Cheers!

A Little Of This And That

I started a doodle painting recently for an online class I’m taking with Jennifer Mercedes. It is on 24″ x 24″ gessoboard.

It does have a bird in it, although not terribly weird! Can you find it?

I’m not sure about these colors… what do you think? I’m painting with acrylics.

I will add some other colors this week and show you my progress next week.

I wanted to show you a little of this and that I have been doing this last week.

A turtle jigsaw puzzle I recently completed:

It was a challenging puzzle but fun!

And a view of the lake in the winter:

Happy Wednesday!

Cheers! πŸ˜ƒ

A Scribbly Doodle Do

Yesterday, I started an online painting class with Jennifer Mercede, hosted by Carla Sonheim, called: Bright Color Scribble Journal Painting.

I was inspired by the artist’s use of bright colors in her paintings especially since I am ready for Spring! If you are interested in seeing more of Jennifer’s art, she is on Instagram: #JenniferMercede

One of our first assignments was to scribble with a ball point pen and then color in shapes with color pencils. This is my scribble drawing:

I made a color copy of my scribble and discovered two weird birds so I cut them out and added a black circle for an eye. I added a couple of additional shapes to complete them.

How to do you like my Scribbly Doodle Do’s?

Happy Weird Bird Wednesday!

Cheers! πŸ˜ƒ

P.S. I think this would be a fun project to do with a child.

And for extra credit, I challenge you to find any additional Scribbly Doodle birds from my colored doodle page!

Signs Of Spring

I saw a Quail in my yard the other day poking around underneath a fir tree.

Our snow is melting and lately we are having warmer temperatures in the 40’s. It felt like signs of Spring and inspired me to create this mixed media collage in my sketchbook:

I know the male Quail has the top plume but I couldn’t resist giving him a dress! I drew the Quail’s head and feet.

I was also inspired by the collage artist, Katherine Streeter. I hope you check out her art at KatherineStreeter.com She is also on Instagram. She has a playful style that I really enjoy. She helped me “think outside the box.”

Happy Weird Bird Wednesday!

May you be inspired to create something different today!

Cheers! πŸ˜ƒ

A Wing In A Sling…

I had an unexpected accident last week…

I wish I could say I was doing something AMAZING!

But actually it was rather mundane…

I won’t go into the BORING details but I will tell you that fractured my right elbow. (Fingers AND toes crossed that I won’t need surgery)

So today’s weird bird and I can TOTALLY relate!

We both have a wing in a sling!

Happy Weird Bird Wednesday!

Cheers! πŸ˜ƒ

Hamming It Up?

Today’s weird bird is hamming it up!

I have several old cookbooks that came in handy for today’s collage…

I was inspired by this children’s card game: CREATURE CLASH

You match a front, middle and back card to create a weird creature like the one I did below:

Part Hammerhead, Platypus and Flamingo, it’s a HAM-TY-GO!

Sounds like ordering a ham sandwich to go…

I must be hungry! Lol!

Happy Weird Bird Wednesday!

Cheers! πŸ˜ƒ

On The Tip Of Their Bill?

Today’s weird bird has an unusually shaped beak! What would YOU name this bird?

This got me thinking about bird beaks… and how do REAL birds taste their food?

Did you know that birds have a well-developed sense of taste and experience all four of the main tastes that humans do? (Sweet, sour, bitter and salty)

Humans taste with their tongues but birds generally have their taste buds on the roof and floor of their mouth. Many have at least a few taste buds close to the tip of their tongue bill so they can make a quick assessment of a food item as soon as they pick it up.

I learned these interesting facts from this bird book I recently purchased:

I’m hoping this book will help me draw and learn more about REAL birds this year!

Happy Weird Bird Wednesday!

Cheers! πŸ˜ƒ

Off The Grid…

In 2019, I created a “square a day” – a small piece of art each day. This was a fun project that kept me inspired in my art making. I wrote the date and notes on the back of each square.

I have been a little off the grid in the last year dealing with some health issues and feeling uninspired to create.

2022 is a NEW YEAR and time to create some fun! Hooray!

Today’s weird bird was part of my square project for the head and yesterday, I added the body with a grid format…

Here is what I wrote on the back of my square in 2019:

And here is my box of 365 art squares!

I hope my little whimsy will give you a smile today…

Happy Weird Bird Wednesday!

Cheers to a creative year for us all! πŸ™‚

A Jolly Old Elf…

This weird bird decided to dress up for the Holidays!

I’m sure Santa needs all the help he can get this time of year…

Happy Weird Bird Wednesday!

May your Holidays be filled with laughter and good cheer!