Yes, I’m back….
I took a little longer blogging break than I intended but I’m back! And with another weird bird!
Today’s weird bird is a combination of two dictionary words:
TWEEDLE: To lure by or as by music
TWADDLE: Trivial or silly talk/writing
Of course, I put my own spin on these two words to create this weird bird:
I hope this Tweedle Twaddle bird gives you a smile today!
Happy Weird Bird Wednesday!
Posted in Weird Bird Wednesday
Tagged creative, Gelli-Prints, humor, imagination, music, nonsense, paper collage, silliness, smile, Weird Bird Wednesday, Weird Birds, word play
Today’s weird bird has a ring to it…
Tintinnabulum – (N) a small, tinkling bell or set of bells playing in succession.
This bird gives new meaning to a “wingding!” Lol!
Happy Weird Bird Wednesday!
Posted in Humor, imagination, music, paper collage, Uncategorized, Weird Bird Wednesday, Whimsical Art, Word Play
Tagged Bells, Christmas, collage art, creative play, funny, Gelli-Prints, humor, Imaginary birds, imagination, laugh, mixed media, music, puns, smile, Weird Bird Wednesday, word play
With thy blessing…
Thanksgiving is the perfect time to express my gratitude to YOU!
Thank you for all your likes and comments on my blog!
Happy Weird Bird Wednesday and Thanksgiving for those celebrating!
Posted in gelli printing, imagination, Mixed Media Collage, paper collage, Uncategorized, Weird Bird Wednesday, Whimsical Art, Word Play
Tagged dictionary words, giving thanks, grateful, Happy Thanksgiving, Imaginary birds, music, paper collage, smile, Weird Bird Wednesday, Weird Birds
I have discovered two fabulous ways to get one’s creative juices flowing as warm-up exercises in art making.
I learned these ideas from Anita Lehmann in her online class, Translating Landscapes, hosted by Carla Sonheim.
The first idea involves creating marks with a variety of art mediums and tools. One “natural” tool was a stick! I had so much fun dipping a stick into ink and “making marks” with it… And using a variety of materials to create this piece:
The second idea was making marks while listening to music. I created this piece while listening to Eva Cassidy and Natalie Merchant:
I enjoyed both exercises.
So noted, my favorite was the one with the music!
I encourage you to turn up the music and create!
Posted in Color, imagination, ink, Mixed Media, music, nature, Uncategorized
Tagged carla sonheim, Create, creative play, experiment, inspiration, mark making, mixed media art, music, online art classes, relax
Remember this doodle from the other day… Forever Variations
Well, I finished it on Sunday:
And I added a little pencil shading yesterday:
I’m calling the finished doodle… Good Vibrations!
P.S. Do you like the finished doodle better before or after the pencil shading?!
Posted in Abstract Art, Doodles, Drawing, imagination, ink, Uncategorized, Zentangle
Tagged abstract, Art, doodles, drawing, imagination, ink, meditation, music, relaxation, zen, zen doodles, zentangle
Today’s weird bird is rather loud…
And this Trumpet Beak likes to toot his own horn…
Happy Weird Bird Wednesday!
Posted in Drawing, gelli printing, Humor, imagination, Mixed Media, paper collage, paper scraps, smile, Uncategorized, Weird Bird Wednesday, Weird Birds, Whimsical Art, Word Play
Tagged Colorful, humor, music, paper collage, smile, Wednesday, Weird Bird Wednesday, Weird Birds, whimsical
How do I love thee? Let me count the ways…
Today’s weird bird was inspired by Elizabeth Barrett Browning’s Sonnet 43:
In the book, Finding The Gift by Angela Howell, she writes; “Be the love you wish to receive… Love you! Love your life exactly as it is right now. Happiness is an inside job!”
How do you love YOU?
Happy Valentine’s Day to someone special – YOU!
Posted in Flowers, Humor, love, Mixed Media Collage, poetry, Uncategorized, Weird Bird Wednesday, Weird Birds, Word Birds, Word Play, writing
Tagged Finding the Gift book, flowers, fresh flowers, handwriting, hearts, Imaginary birds, inspiration, Kindness, love, music, poetry, sonnet, valentines day, Weird Bird Wednesday, Weird Birds, word play
The Dreaming Zebra Foundation is a (501)(c)(3) charity providing support so that children and young adults are given an equal opportunity to explore and develop their creativity in the arts.
How did Dreaming Zebra™ get its name?
||The answer is that every zebra is unique, just as every child is one of a kind! Zebras are black, with white stripes that are as individual as fingerprints. At Dreaming Zebra, our mission is to encourage children to embrace their individuality, to express themselves creatively, and to follow their artistic dreams. Hence the name, Dreaming Zebra!
The Dreaming Zebra Foundation was incorporated in Portland, Oregon in the interest of promoting greater access to the arts for children and young adults. Our founders recognized a pressing need in many communities for the promotion of charitable donations of art and music supplies to support individuals, schools, and other nonprofit organizations serving youth and the arts.
Core to our identity is the belief that all children, regardless of their financial circumstances, should have access to art education. As a public charity powered by volunteers, this belief drives all that we do.
The Dreaming Zebra Foundation’s supporters share a common passion for education, the environment, and community, and as such, we are able to connect the synergies between those who support the arts and those in need.
I am so thankful to have ART to express my creative JOY!
I hope you join me in sharing this gift of expression by giving to the Dreaming Zebra Foundation.
All it takes is one dream to make a difference!!
Posted in Animals, Drawing, Uncategorized, Watercolor
Tagged #dreamingzebrafoundation, #worldwatercolormonth, Art, Colorful, drawing, dreaming, grateful, joy, music, sketchbook, watercolor, zebras
My husband and I attended a Jazz concert last evening with The Whitworth Jazz Ensemble and special guest, Branford Marsalis.
We got super seats – only 3 rows back from the stage:
The venue was the Fox Theater in downtown Spokane, Washington. It was originally a 1931 Art Deco movie theater designed by architect Robert C Reamer, who was notable for his design of the Old Faithful Inn in Yellowstone Park, Wyoming.
After a 31 million dollar renovation in 2007, the restored building retains some of its original architectural details and lighting fixtures:
Branford played a solo of “Stardust” on the saxophone that was extraordinary! I closed my eyes and enjoyed listening to him play his instrument with such precision.
After three standing ovations, the crowd dispersed but I don’t think anyone was ready for the concert to be over.
Here is the beautiful lighting in the ceiling – I just love the patterns!
Wishing you all a Sunny Sunday… listening to music that makes you happy!
Posted in Architecture, Art, music, Sunny Sundays, Uncategorized
Tagged Architecture, Art, Branford Marsalis, concerts, jazz music, music, patterns, saxophone, Sunny Sunday
I was on the way home from work yesterday and Martina McBride’s song, “Sunny Side Up,” started playing. So I started singing along and before I knew it, I was feeling happy!
I’m hangin’ on to happy – like the song says! And sending positive thoughts your way for a fabulous day!
Happy Weird Bird Wednesday, friends! 🙂
Posted in imaginary drawings, Uncategorized, Weird Bird Wednesday, Whimsical Art
Tagged black micron pen, color pencils, Copic markers, drawing, fun, happy, humor, Imaginary birds, imagination, music, playful, Weird Bird Wednesday, whimsical