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A Red Zinger

Charlie at Doodlewash.com gave me the idea for my weird bird today when he painted his favorite mug with a cup of Red Zinger tea on August 14 –  Thanks Charlie!  🙂

Did you know that Celestial Seasonings created the original “Zinger” tea in 1972?  “The tea blends tangy and fruity hibiscus leaves with refreshing peppermint, sweet orange, lively lemongrass and earthy wild cherry bark.”

So I decided to blend a few of my own ingredients together – Here is my Red Zinger Bird:


I created my bird with my Gelli-printed deli paper and a little imagination!  😉

I started by drawing and painting a Hibiscus flower in my art journal in watercolor.  I added a few color pencils:


Next, I drew two quick sketches of a Toucan bird:

When it’s beak is open, it looks a little like a Hibiscus flower to me!

I “blended” these two elements together – a Hibiscus flower and Toucan bird to create a Jill original!

Happy Weird Bird Wednesday friends!!!  🙂