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Harold’s Surprise

Perhaps you remember Harold from last week…if not you can find him, here.   Well, he is here today to reveal his surprise!!  (Drum roll, please!!!)

Meet Harold’s wife, Henrietta!  She always makes the sun shine even on a cloudy day!

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Henrietta is all dressed up in her finest feathers to greet you!

Her feathered do is stylized in a bouffant with a branch and leaf or two.  She is wearing the latest glamourous party dress by Robyn’s Egg  paired with an authentic “Nine-Nest” bird-wing bag.  The tip of her beak and the tips of her bird feet are tinted in Autumn Berry Blush.

Harold is thankful for his styling wife, Henrietta!  She lights up his world!!

Happy Thanksgiving, Friends!  🙂

P.S.  And thanks for lighting up my world with all your kind comments throughout the year on my blog!  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!  🙂

A Lazy Afternoon

It was a lazy afternoon at the lake.  Harold was floating on an inner tube.  (You do remember Harold, don’t you?)

Harold was trying to squeeze in a few more minutes daydreaming before summer ended:

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Soon school would be starting for his children and he would no longer have idle time.

It was such a relaxing day that a Lackadaisical Duck happened to paddle by:

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A rare sighting to see such a slow-moving duck!  And yawning too!  (I wasn’t aware that ducks yawned…lol!)

Happy Weird Bird Wednesday!  Wishing you a lackadaisical day, friends!  🙂

P.S.  I have decided to change Weird Bird Wednesday to Whimsical Wednesday.  You may still see a weird bird or two but I wanted to have more options!  Cheers!

Bird Sox

Weird Bird Wednesday meets Bird Brain Inventions

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Don’t be out on a limb without your bird sox!  Lol!

I hope you have a happy day, whatever socks you like to wear!  🙂

Stay CALM And…

Since today is National Tell A Story Day, I decided to combine it with my Weird Bird Wednesday

Harold flew in just in time to help me today…

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“Hello Harold!  So nice of you to stop by and help me plant my flowers today!”  I said exuberantly.

“Why of course,” said Harold as he started scratching in the dirt with his feet to make room for my flowers in the planter, “I wouldn’t miss it!”

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“You know I am very fond of flowers,” chirped Harold as he perched on a tree branch next to me.  “They add so much color!  And some even attract my friends, the Hummingbirds.”

“Why yes, Harold,” I agreed as I tucked my flowers into the dirt. “Do you have a favorite flower, Harold?”  I asked.

“Why yes I do, Ms. Jill!  I love Violets because in the fall I like to spread the seeds all over,” said Harold flapping his wings.  “Then everyone gets to enjoy them!”

“Thank you Harold for spreading the love of flowers!”  I exclaimed as Harold flew off in the sky.

Now you know how Violets, like these flowers – show up in unexpected places…

So, “Stay CALM and Garden On” like Harold.  🙂

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Harold’s Idea

It was a blustery Spring day yesterday when Harold landed on my doorstep.

You do remember Harold, don’t you?

I invited Harold inside for a hot cup of Mint Magic tea:

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As Harold’s feathers started to warm-up, he started chirping, I mean, CHATTING almost non-stop!

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Here is some of our conversation….

“You know summer is coming,” said Harold while tapping his beak impatiently on his teacup…”

“Why yes, Harold.”  I replied quietly.

“So I think it is time to roll out some fun!”  Replied Harold, waving his wings enthusiastically.

“How do you suggest I do this?”  I replied calmly.

“Well, I think you could start a Weird Bird Wednesday on your blog,” said Harold, spilling a little tea on his scarf in his excitement.

“Oh?”  I replied with caution.

“Why yes,” said Harold, “You could create one of your weird birds from dictionary.com – word of the day.  And maybe your readers will want to suggest a word now and then too!”

“That may work,” I replied as the imagination wheels started spinning in my head.

“And I will get the ball rolling by suggesting the first word for your weekly series,” said Harold with a smile on his beak.

(How could I turn down a smiling bird!)  “Okay, I will do it!” I said happily.  Harold stood and gave me a high-five with his wing.

“What word do you suggest for the first Weird Bird Wednesday?”  I asked.

“Ninnyhammer!”  Shouted Harold as he giggled and flew out my door…

Here is my Ninnyhammer bird (AKA – A Noodlehead):

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Now you know how some of my creative ideas get started!  Harold and I hope you play along and suggest words for a future, Weird Bird Wednesday!

Happy Smiles!  :-)))

Fun! Fun! Fun!

Harold is ready for summer, are you?

Harold completed

I thought you might enjoy seeing my steps for creating Harold.

First I drew Harold in pencil and then I outlined him with a black micron pen:

Harold - the outline

Next, I decided what parts of him I wanted to use my gelli-printed papers on:

Gelli-print patterns on Deli paper

I outlined his shorts, hat brim and towel with tissue paper to use as my pattern and then cut them out (I will glue them down later):

deli paper cut outs

Using Copic markers, I colored a base coat:

copic markers for base color

I added color pencils for more color, shading and feathers:

add color pencil for shading

Then I glued down my paper cut-outs with a glue stick and added details with my black pen:

Add gelli cut outs and detail with black pen

I wasn’t liking my beach ball, so I decided to cut-out a new one from a gelli-print.  I added some pan pastels to soften the background:

Harold completed

And Harold is ready to enjoy the beach!

If you would like to see more of Harold, he is categorized under “Weird Birds.”

HAPPY Creating!