I wonder if a bird drank KAWF-ee …
Would it order it to go from the “fly-by” window at
Starbucks Starlings Java?
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! 🙂
Posted in Humor, Mixed Media Collage, Uncategorized, Weird Bird Wednesday, Word Play
Tagged coffee, creative, dance, dictionary words, fun, gelli-printed paper, humor, Imaginary birds, mixed media collage, Weird Bird Wednesday, whimsical, word play
I have been noticing several yellow butterflies in my yard lately. So when one landed in my oak tree the other day, I decided to take a photo of it so I could identify it:
I couldn’t get real close to it before it flew away. Yet, I was able to identify it as a Western Tiger Swallowtail.
It is considered an active butterfly, rarely seen at rest. I was thrilled that I was able to see this one land!
I needed to look at a better photo in order to draw it in my sketchbook. I was so excited to see that Kathy at Backyard Bird Nerd recently posted several AMAZING photos of Tiger Swallowtail butterflies on her blog! Be sure to check them out here: https://backyardbirdnerd.com/2016/06/21/ten-tiger-pictures/
Kathy generously gives me permission to use her photos in my artwork – Thank you Kathy! 🙂 I used her first photo to paint this butterfly in my art journal using gouache and color pencils:
I added a little collage to the bottom of the page with matte medium and watercolor on top.
Whenever I see a butterfly, I am reminded of the song, “I Hope You Dance,” by Lee Ann Womack:
I hope you will dance like a butterfly this weekend!
Posted in Art Journal, Nature Journal, Uncategorized
Tagged #naturedoodlewash, Art, art journal, butterfly, color pencils, dance, drawing, gouache, mixed media collage, nature, tiger swallowtail, watercolor
I was singing a song of praise this morning with the rest of the congregation, when a young child – probably about the age of three, started pirouetting in the front of the church.
As the musicians played and we sat in our chairs, this child twirled around in a circle like a fairy trying out her new wings – a little off balance and yet so full of promise.
Her cotton white skirt filled with air as her budding arms arched over her pixie haircut and a slight joyful smile touched her innocent lips. Every now and then she would give a short skipping jump with her soft leather shoes.
I envied her carefree spirit. She wasn’t aware that she was the only one spinning in circles on this warm Spring day. She was content dancing to her own rhythm.
I wished that I had the ability to dance or create art with so much freedom of expression! And then I remembered that I do have that liberty – I am the one who chooses how to dance to this rhythm called life. I have the ability to twirl and spin! I can fling paint around on a canvas creating an abstract or delicately paint the magical wings of a fairy. It is my choice!
And so I have decided to spread my fairy wings and fly high above the trees! I choose to dip and dive into my paints and move beyond birds as my focus on my blog.
I have created a bird a day for 137 days this year and over 101 days in 2014. This equals 238 days of flying feathers, colorful nests and real and imaginary birds! I want to continue creating art every day but widen my focus to the world around me. I have learned a great deal about birds and will continue my study of them – just not every day.
Like creating this party outfit for Fairy Daisy:
Life is a celebration! And I’m ready for a new dance! I hope you will continue to join me on my artistic journey of discovery.
Posted in Art, Fairies
Tagged Art, black micron pen, color pencils, dance, discovery, Fairies, fantasy, flowers, Gelli-Prints, gouache, happy, imaginary, joy, watercolor, wings