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Hang On!

Today I have a “gaggle” of weird birds!

I had so much fun making one that they quickly multiplied… kind of like a bunch of hangers on laundry day! Lol!

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I drew these Hanger birds by looking only at my subject (a clothes hanger) and not at my paper.

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I like how they came out a bit wonky…

Hang on!  And have a happy Weird Bird Wednesday!

Cheers! 🙂

A Square A Day Project for January

I enjoyed creating a square a day in the month of January.  Perhaps you remember my project?  If not, you can find out more about it:  A Square A Day…

I wrote the date and notes on the back of each square to remind myself what inspired me or what class I was working on.  It was fun to read them again yesterday.

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Do you have a favorite square?  I’d love to hear from you!

I’m excited to see what inspires me in February! ❤️

Happy Friday!

Cheers! 🙂

In Stitches…

I’m having fun sewing on paper in my art journal and adding collage papers.

I can only sew in one direction since my journal is bound but I like the challenge it adds:

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I start by gluing a piece of paper randomly on a page that I explained more about here: It’s A Splash!

Since the stitching is on BOTH SIDES of the paper, one side is a total surprise:

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These paper collages are keeping me in stitches!  I enjoy using two different colors of thread, one for the bobbin and one for the top stitch… they add an unexpected color surprise!  And each collage is unique!

What have you created or discovered this last week that brought you unexpected joy?  I hope you share it with me!

Cheers! 🙂

Bird Band

Unfortunately, this bird band has been banned in several neighborhoods because of their LOUD and REPETITIVE playing and singing…

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The Oom-Pah-Pah Feathered Trio

The “Oom-Pah-Pah Family Feathered Trio” was last seen in a neighborhood in New Jersey…

Be on the look out, this bird band may be flying your way!

Happy Weird Bird Wednesday!

Cheers! 🙂

A MuuMuu Bird

Today’s weird bird is often found in the tropics where the weather is warm and there is no snow…

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A MuuMuu Bird

According to Wikipedia.com; the word, mu’umu’u (pronounced mu:mu) means “cut-off” in Hawaiian because the dress originally lacked a yoke.

If you ever see a MuuMuu bird let me know!

Happy Weird Bird Wednesday!

Cheers to tropical breezes and sunshine if only in my imagination! 🙂

Year Of The Pig…

A little birdy told me that 2019 is the year of the pig.  The Chinese New Year starts on February 5th but I decided to start celebrating a bit earlier…

Have you ever eaten a pig in a blanket?  Small sausages wrapped in dough and baked.

Today’s weird bird is about a bird bundled in a (pig) blanket:

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This bird is resting on a branch after “pigging out” over the holidays! (I can so relate…) Lol! 🙂

Before Weird Bird Wednesday started, I was creating weird birds, such as The Pigsney Birds from 2015.

A little whimsy and word play to give you a smile and brighten your day!

Cheers! 🙂

New Year Inspiration

Happy New Year Friends!!

Have YOU put on a your creative thinking cap(s) for 2019?

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I purchased this art book a few years ago…

It is just the daily inspiration I need in the new year!

I made a book-marker for it… You can see I have a square as part of my design (see yesterday’s post).

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What inspiration will YOU use in your creativity in the new year?  I hope you share it with me!

Cheers to new creative discoveries! 🙂

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! 😉

Focus On A Floccus

According to Dictionary.com –

Floccus is

  1.  (noun) A small tuft of woolly hairs.
  2. (adjective) Meteorology (of a cloud) having elements in the form of small, rounded tufts.

My version of a Tufted Floccus:

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This weird bird often appears to be scowling and yet I think he is only focusing on his next meal… (something I seem to be thinking about a lot lately since I’m trying to loose a little weight!)

Happy Weird Bird Wednesday!

I hope this bird gives you a smile today…

Cheers! 🙂

P.S.  I imagine you won’t look at tufted clouds without thinking of this weird bird! 😉

 

Switching Gears

Lately, I haven’t had much time for creative play…

And when I do, I seem to have difficulty switching gears in my brain from work to art!

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I really liked this quote from Audrey Hepburn; when life feels overwhelming or impossible, I need to switch gears in my thinking…

How about you, how do you get past the impossible to the I’m possible?

Cheers!  🙂