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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! 😉

Vamoose

Today’s weird bird decided to “hightail” it out of here…

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Paddle-Tailed Vamoose bird

When it saw the moose in the forest…

Happy Weird Bird Wednesday!

May your imagination soar! 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! 🙂

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! 🙂

Whatnot…

What?!

When it is “time” for me to create a weird bird…

and not an idea comes to me…

Nonsense prevails…

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This is a “Watch Knot-Whatnot” bird…

Happy Weird Bird Wednesday!

Cheers! 🙂

A Bouquet Of Flowers…

I hand picked these flowers just for you!

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As I thought YOU needed a little smile today!

Cheers! 🙂

A Knit-Capped Crane

One never knows when they will spot a Knit-Capped Crane in the fresh water of a marsh:

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This weird bird is related to the “Hooded” Crane…

Happy Weird Bird Wednesday! 

Cheers! 🙂

P.S. Can you find the hidden hand in the bird’s body?

Watermelon Birds?!

Nothing beats the heat like a slice of watermelon…

These weird birds made their “appearance” for the letter, “W”:

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They are wacky Watermelon birds!

I used watermelon images from my Bon Appétit magazine and painted their beaks with watercolor. A few details were added with a pencil, black micron pen and white gel pen.

Carla Sonheim is offering FREE art videos for Kid’s Art Camp this week.  Each day is a short video.  I always enjoy participating and seeing what others create.  Any age can sign up.  I encourage you to check it out at CarlaSonheim.com

These “wild” birds were from lesson one:

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I hope you join in the fun… and be sure to have a slice of watermelon!

Happy Weird Bird Wednesday!

Cheers!

Trees, Unicorns And Vino…

Continuing with my Alphabet watercolor and collage series for the month of July…

Letter, “T” is for trees:

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Do you see a couple of birds in my tree?  😉

”U” never know when a unicorn will show up!

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Especially when under a sun umbrella! 

And no, I wasn’t sampling the vino…

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Just drawing with my eyes closed!  (Yes, my eyes were open for the painting, lettering and I did cheat a little and add a few extra lines to the wine bottles with my eyes open…)

I have decided to spend a few extra days enjoying the lake this week.  Temps will be in the high 80’s and low 90’s…

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Summer is so short here that it is nice to enjoy when the weather is good!

There is something about the water that is so soothing…

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Cheers to summer! 🙂