Category Archives: Humor

A Rare Sighting

This weird bird was recently spotted in a jungle somewhere…

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A Crawfish-Bibbed Spear-Head Bird

It is so hidden in camouflage…

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That it takes people time to recognize it.

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Yet, if you are patient you will be lucky to see…

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A rare sighting of this bird!

I hope it gives you a smile today…

Happy Weird Bird Wednesday!!

Cheers! 🙂

A Strange Case…

Today’s weird bird is a strange case

Could it be Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde?

A before and after photo:

Perhaps it is just an ordinary “Two-Headed Hat bird,” not to be confused with this one: The Cat Bird

If you’d like to inspect it further, here is a close-up photo:

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Hope your day is clearly fabulous…

Happy Weird Bird Wednesday!

Cheers! 🙂

More Clip Art…

Remember  The Paper Clips ?

Well, these strange birds didn’t want to miss out on the fun…

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So they decide to “clip” together…

And wish you a happy Weird Bird Wednesday!

I hope this gives you a smile today…

Cheers! 🙂

P.S.  Who knew that wine foils and paper clips could become Clip Art! 😉

What The?!

Bleep!!

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A short blip to wish you…

Happy Weird Bird Wednesday!!

Cheers! 🙂

The Feckenham Family…

The Feckenham family had similar features…

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And could easily be found in a crowd!

Hope these funny faces give you a smile today!

Cheers! 🙂

Put On Your Dancing Shoes…

Did you know that my hubby and I took 3 years of ballroom dance lessons?

We learned to dance the waltz, fox trot, swing and tango!  We took evening classes from our local community college several years ago.

I haven’t danced in quite a while so I thought today was a good day to…

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Put on my dancing shoes!!

I hope you join me in doing the “Birdy Boogie” for Weird Bird Wednesday!

Cheers! 🙂

“Berry” Quirky…

We were challenged to make a quirky character on any surface using any material from my online class, Drawing Quirky Characters…

This assignment was just what I needed to get my creative juices flowing again!

I started with a previous drawing and folded the paper in half vertically.  Using the white gel pen sketch as my guide, I cut out my quirky gal with scissors:

I don’t think I could have invented this hat without my scissors… (It reminds me of a hat that Wilma from the Flintstones might wear!) 😉

Lucy Cooke suggested I use it as a stencil so I did in my sketchbook with fluid acrylic paint:

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Next, I drew details with pencil, added watercolor pencils, pan pastels to soften her features, black pen, white gel pen and color pencils:

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I think she is “berry” quirky!  How about you?!

Note:  This was a fun way to create my own stencil.  I look forward to using this idea with other subjects too.

Cheers! 🙂

A Bit Of A Drip…

Some days the creative whimsy just doesn’t flow…

Yet, this little experiment with acrylic ink, water and alcohol did!

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As you can see, today’s weird bird is a bit of a drip!

Happy Weird Bird Wednesday!

Cheers! 🙂

P.S. Do you ever have one of those days when you have a creative block?  What do you do to get your creative ideas flowing again?  I hope you share them with me!

A Picasso Bird

Carla Sonheim shared how to make Picasso Dogs that were 3-dimensional in her free summer art camp for kids this summer.  If you missed it, please check out Carla’s online classes at CarlaSonheim.com

I decided to try my hand at a Picasso bird yesterday…

I have it folded into a mini book, below is the front and back:

A bird released:

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The unveiling…

 

 

Can you find the 2 eyes, 2 wings, 2 feet and a beak?

 

 

 

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How about now?

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Standing on the table, viewing both sides at once:

 

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Top view with shadows!

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And a surprise message on its wing for you:

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HAPPY Weird Bird Wednesday!

May your day unfold with JOY!

Cheers! 🙂

 

Drawing Quirky Characters…

I discovered this online class over the weekend at JeanneOliver.com – Quirky Characters with Lucy Cooke

And I haven’t been able to stop drawing… a very good thing! 🙂

Here are my beginning drawings in my sketchbook on Friday:

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I wanted to loosen up and create more quirkiness in my drawings…

So I decided to start my faces with something familiar…a little paper collage:

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Experimenting with different drawing materials helped me relax too.  I also like how Lucy gives different ways to start a drawing of a face:

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I started the ones above with watercolor hair and then used water soluble Faber Castell graphite pencils to add the details.

It was super fun to give little “stories” to my characters as I did with my collage ones.

I did the sketches below with a .7mm pencil, blending stump and a little color pencil where mentioned:

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I think I have come a long way in my pencil sketches in just 3 days!  I think that Lucy Cooke is such a good teacher.

This class is teaching me so much and I’d highly recommend it if you’d always dreamed of drawing faces that are playful and fun!  It is one of the more reasonable online classes I’ve taken in price yet it doesn’t disappoint in content either.

Cheers to quirky drawing! 🙂