Category Archives: Word Play

The Spectacle Bird

I speculate…

The spectacular,

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Spectacle bird:

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Razzle-dazzled…

The crowd of spectators!

Happy Weird Bird Wednesday!

Cheers! 🙂

A Party Gal And Night Owl

Funny how one idea often leads to another!

I recently created this paper collage for the 100-day project on Instagram (I’m doing 100 days of faces).

“Dottie hoped someone would ask her to dance at the party…”

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I found a photo of a face and cut it in half to challenge myself to draw the second half of her face a little differently.  I added collage from a magazine for her dress and a hat from paper I purchased to give her a little zing! 🙂 The background I created with watercolor.

This led me to create today’s weird bird:  “Her friends called her a night owl.”

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This one is a bit weird – even for me… but you have to admit, it is quite a hoot to look at!  Lol!  😉

I found an image of an owl, cut it in half and found an image of a gal’s face and matched the two images together.  Next, I traced part of her dress using tracing paper and then cut out a piece of my gelli-printed paper.  I liked the striking contrast with the black and white image with the red.

I found another gelli-print to paste my image to – it looks a bit mysterious with a moon shape in the upper left corner.  The image at the bottom I cut from a piece of collage paper.

I hope you enjoyed learning how I created today’s collages.  These were like a puzzle for me and so fun to do!

Happy Weird Bird Wednesday!

Cheers! 🙂

Cold Soup

I’m not a big cold soup fan, how about you?

Yet, I’m kind of fond of this weird bird, Gazpacho!

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And his cousin, the Bottle bird:

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Of course I had to try a bird (or two) with yesterday’s staple method… Perhaps those houses were for the birds!

Happy Weird Bird Wednesday!

Hope I gave you a smile today!  Cheers! 🙂

A Celebration!

Today we lift our beakers earthenware jugs… Celebrating Weird Bird Wednesday!

I have been posting a weird bird almost every Wednesday for over a year!  Thank you Harold for introducing the idea!  And thanks to ALL of you, my flock of followers!  😉

I decided to post the prehistoric “Beaker Bird” since it was wearing a cone-shaped beaker hat for the occasion.

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During prehistoric times, the Beaker Bird’s beak (try saying that three times fast!) was about the size of a large Cadillac… But as time evolved, its beak shortened to the size of a Mini Cooper.

Happy Weird Bird Wednesday!  Cheers! 🙂

P.S. If you want to see more of my weird birds, click on the catagory, “Weird Bird Wednesday” on the right (under categories).

Starlings Java

I wonder if a bird drank KAWF-ee …

Would it order it to go from the “fly-by” window at Starbucks Starlings Java?

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Would it order one shot of expresso or two?

I suppose that would depend on the species of bird…

“I’ll take a Tall, Skinny, Half-Decaf, No-Whip Mocha, please!”

How do you like your coffee?

Happy Weird Bird Wednesday! 🙂

P.S.  I enjoyed reading your responses for my dancing bird last Wednesday!  I got my boot off my foot and I can start wearing a shoe again!  Hoorah!!  A good reason to dance!  🙂

The Pinion Bird

Perhaps you have heard of the Pinion Bird?

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As in Ohhh, there goes another Pinion Bird…

There seems to be at least one in every Oh-Pinion-ated Family!

Happy Weird Bird Wednesday!!

Cheers!  🙂

A Bird Of A Different Color

I wanted to mix things up for today’s Weird Bird Wednesday.  So I created a few mixaphors for my bird using scissors to creatively carve its shape.

As this bird evolved, one discovered that…

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Clothes Lips don’t make the bird…

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And a horse bird of a different color…

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May be the cat’s bird’s pajamas after all!

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Never judge a book bird by its cover (up).

Cheers!  🙂

Mixaphors

What is a mixaphor?  No, it isn’t an adult beverage…

It is mixing a metaphor which is a figure of speech that leaps from one identification to a second one and is inconsistent from the first one.  Sound confusing?  Well, it can be and that is the goal with a Mixaphor to create confusion instead of a fusion of effects.

Here is my example of a mixaphor:

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I encourage you to mix up your metaphors today!  If anything it will give you a chuckle or two!

Some days it’s fun to be a horse of a different color dancing to his own drummer…

Cheers!  🙂

Got You Covered!

Look who showed up today for Weird Bird Wednesday!!!

Harold!  You do remember Harold, don’t you?

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Well, he got me covered for today’s post!  Or perhaps those feathers (or leaves) you see are for another bird?  Hope you fly on over here next Wednesday to find out!

Happy Weird Bird Wednesday, friends!!

Chirp!  (Bird speak for Cheers…)  Lol!  🙂

It’s A Crock!

The cross-legged, cross-eyed Crock* was amazingly brilliant at solving crossword puzzles:

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*Crock(slang) a lie, exaggeration or nonsense.

Happy Weird Bird Wednesday!!  (Yes, it’s back!!!!)

Hope I give you a smile today!  🙂