Tag Archives: color pencils

A Snowy Owl

It has been snowing a lot in the Pacific Northwest where I live…

And look who showed up today! All dressed in holiday attire:

This weird snowy owl knows how to keep warm!

I went for a walk all bundled up at Priest Lake, Idaho last weekend:

Lucky for me it was only 23 degrees and not the 7 degrees that is predicted for tomorrow!

I do think the snow is beautiful, especially at the lake.

Happy Weird Bird Wednesday and a Merry Christmas!

Cheers!

A Fanciful Feather

Feathers have many symbols…

What do they mean to YOU?

Yesterday, I made this fanciful feather from my imagination:

I created my feather with paper collage, color pencils and a white gel pen.

I’d like to give it a symbol of gratitude since I will be celebrating Thanksgiving next week in the US.

I created these other fanciful feathers in 2014:

I am grateful for many things such as my art and YOU, my blogging friend!

Happy Weird Bird Wednesday!

Cheers!

PS. And Happy Thanksgiving if you celebrate! 😃

Building A Wardrobe

Today’s weird bird is part Canadian Warbler from this photograph:

I then had fun building a wardrobe for a Warbler using an old dress pattern:

And some of my Gelli Plate printed papers for outfits:

Which “style” is most becoming on this wild Warbler?

A new twist on “paper dolls!” Lol

Happy Weird Bird Wednesday!

Cheers! 😃

P.S. I’m sure you will see this Warbler again in a future post!

Fiddle-Faddle

One never knows what will inspire me to create a weird bird…

It was a doodle on a grocery list today!

That inspired this little bird:

What do YOU think I should name it? Perhaps Marty?

He looks a little extra green and Martian like…

Happy Weird Bird Wednesday and Doodling!

Cheers! 😃

The Lederhosen Bird

This weird bird is a little late to the party…

Oktoberfest was celebrated in Munich between September 17 and October 3 this year!

But The Lederhosen bird is always ready to celebrate!

Did you know that lederhosen or “leather breeches” were worn as traditional garments in some regions of German-speaking countries? Formerly, they were worn for hard work but today are mostly worn as leisurewear.

Happy Weird Bird Wednesday!

Cheers! 😃

And Happy Fall! The leaves are changing amazing colors and the days have been extra sunny and warm in the Pacific Northwest where I live.

I have been spending as much time as possible outdoors… before the days get colder.

Do you have a favorite season? I hope you share it with me! 😃

Some Brero Bird

Today’s weird bird is wearing a sombrero…

He is some Brero bird, don’t you think?! haha

I have decided to take a summer siesta from my weird birds and work on some other art projects. I look forward to sharing them with you!

Happy Weird Bird Wednesday!

Cheers! 😃

Bird Watchers

I discovered two weird bird watchers when I was watching birds at the lake last weekend…

One was high on a branch with his binoculars close by:

The other was well hidden and appeared to be wearing a disguise!

At least he had his camera ready!

I saw several “normal” birds too! All in one day…

2 Rufous Hummingbirds

4 Blue Jays

4 geese and their fuzzy goslings

1 Cooper’s Hawk

It was a successful bird watching day, I’d say!

Happy Weird Bird Watching Wednesday!

Cheers! 😃

P.S. I’d love to hear what birds you see today!

Fancy Pants

Spring has arrived in the Pacific Northwest where I live. Hooray!

I saw Mr. Robin out strutting his stuff yesterday…

I did a double-take when I saw his fancy pants!

Happy Weird Bird Wednesday!

Cheers! 😃

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! 😃

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!