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Pair Of Dice?

These birds might hang from a rear-view mirror…

Or perhaps they are rolled in a game of Yahtzee?

But I believe they are Para-dice birds… Flying around in Paradise!


How many weird birds can you find hidden in this picture?

Happy Weird Bird Wednesday!

Cheers! ūüôā


Tic-Tac-Toe…¬†Three birds in a¬†row,¬† Not a tick-tock¬†clock,¬†¬†Or¬†chatter cross-talk,¬† Just a game you know,¬†¬†¬†Tic-Tac-Toe!

According to Wikipedia, Tic-Tac-Toe is a game of three-in-a row so I created 3 birds in a row for Weird Bird Wednesday.¬† It is also a British game known as¬†Knoughts and Crosses, so¬†I used the words, “not” and “cross” in¬†the above verse.


Here¬†are¬†the materials I used for today’s¬†birds,¬†can you find these materials in my¬†imaginary birds?



Gelli-printed¬†paper (green)¬†for the tree branch and gelli-printed maps in the bird’s beaks and Toe’s hat.¬† I used the old sewing book for the bird’s bodies.¬†¬†And¬†the children’s dictionary for the bird’s wings and tail.

Symbolism of the verse:

The wings on the first bird, Tic¬†are from a clock illustration in the dictionary.¬† It uses the symbolism of “O” for the game.¬† The bird¬†in the middle, Tac uses “X” for its¬†symbol and I used a dictionary word, talk-a-tive, upside down on top of the bird’s beak for the word cross-talk which¬†is British for¬†chattiness.¬† The dictionary checkerboard¬†on its tail¬†represents the symbolism of¬†a¬†game similar to this one.¬† The “X” is a rubber stamp.¬† For the last bird, Toe, I used an illustration from the dictionary of a tablecloth to represent the grid pattern used in the game, tic-tac-toe.

I hope you enjoyed playing along today!

Happy Creating!¬† ūüôā

Found Treasure

I love to create art from old junk.¬† I feel like I’m giving new life to discarded objects such as these:

some treasures

Here is an assemblage I made last year from Lynn Whipple’s Assemblage class:

Jack assemblage for blog

It says, “All work – no play – makes Jack a dull boy.”

Can you find the 6 games I used to create this piece?  Would love to hear from you!

Hope you find some time to “play” today!

Happy Creating!¬† ūüôā