Tag Archives: paper collage

Bob The Blob Bird

Today’s weird bird is definitely WEIRD!

Bob The Blob Bird

I started Bob with a blob of paint.

I saw another bird in the blob:

This blob is the one I went with:

I then added some collage papers for the wing, tail and beak. Next, I added some details with acrylic paint pens and finished with a black sharpie.

Sometimes it is fun to just PLAY!

How many weird birds can you find in the paint blob?

I recently read a book called, A Street Cat Named Bob by James Bowen. (Hint: This is where I got the idea to name my bird, Bob).

The book was an easy read and very uplifting. Bob the cat had quite the personality. If you are looking for a book to read about cats, you may enjoy this book.

Wishing you a happy weird bird Wednesday!

Cheers! 😃

Happy New Year!

I hope 2023 will be a good year for us all!

I’d like to start your first Wednesday of the new year with a smile 😃

May this weird bird inspire YOU to be your BEST!

Happy Weird Bird Wednesday!

Cheers!

A Snowy Owl

It has been snowing a lot in the Pacific Northwest where I live…

And look who showed up today! All dressed in holiday attire:

This weird snowy owl knows how to keep warm!

I went for a walk all bundled up at Priest Lake, Idaho last weekend:

Lucky for me it was only 23 degrees and not the 7 degrees that is predicted for tomorrow!

I do think the snow is beautiful, especially at the lake.

Happy Weird Bird Wednesday and a Merry Christmas!

Cheers!

A Fanciful Feather

Feathers have many symbols…

What do they mean to YOU?

Yesterday, I made this fanciful feather from my imagination:

I created my feather with paper collage, color pencils and a white gel pen.

I’d like to give it a symbol of gratitude since I will be celebrating Thanksgiving next week in the US.

I created these other fanciful feathers in 2014:

I am grateful for many things such as my art and YOU, my blogging friend!

Happy Weird Bird Wednesday!

Cheers!

PS. And Happy Thanksgiving if you celebrate! 😃

Building A Wardrobe

Today’s weird bird is part Canadian Warbler from this photograph:

I then had fun building a wardrobe for a Warbler using an old dress pattern:

And some of my Gelli Plate printed papers for outfits:

Which “style” is most becoming on this wild Warbler?

A new twist on “paper dolls!” Lol

Happy Weird Bird Wednesday!

Cheers! 😃

P.S. I’m sure you will see this Warbler again in a future post!

Fiddle-Faddle

One never knows what will inspire me to create a weird bird…

It was a doodle on a grocery list today!

That inspired this little bird:

What do YOU think I should name it? Perhaps Marty?

He looks a little extra green and Martian like…

Happy Weird Bird Wednesday and Doodling!

Cheers! 😃

A Humdinger!

I found myself humming a Tom Petty song while shopping at the grocery store yesterday…

The song seemed to be stuck in my head! Does this ever happen to you?

It was my inspiration for today’s weird bird:

It is a Humdinger!

I hope your Wednesday’s a winner!

Happy Weird Bird Wednesday!

Cheers! 😃

Hello Dahlia!

My neighbor grows the most beautiful Dahlia flowers…

She recently gave me a bouquet and I wanted to share them with you!

The colors, shapes and patterns are just dazzling, aren’t they?!

Perhaps you may also enjoy these imaginary flowers that I created in my large handmade journal:

I created them in a variety of art mediums; such as paper collage, ink pens and watercolor crayons.

May ALL these flowers inspire YOU in your art or just brighten your day!

Cheers! 😃

A Large Handmade Journal

This summer I want to work in several art journals and a couple of other projects while I take a weird bird break.

I started this handmade journal last November when I took an online class with Pam Garrison. It is made with 140 lb hot press watercolor paper.

I thought you might enjoy seeing the pages in a video before I fill them:

The journal size measures 15.25 inches in length by 11 inches in width for each page.

As you can see in the video, I made some marks on some of my pages as a starting off point.

Here are a few pages I’ve been working on:

I used stencils with watercolor in the bottom of the first page. And the page below is shown closed over the above page with some doodles and a butterfly.

Sometimes I like experimenting with collage and adding a quote:

A fish collage using my Gelli-printed papers inspired by the artist, Clare Youngs:

I used the watercolor circles to experiment with drawings in color pencils. And I added some whimsical lettering:

The insert papers are good for experimentation also. I used a stencil for the first one and collage for the second photo.

I was inspired by a wall calendar by the artist, Caroline Simas for the page below. I liked her color choices:

I am experimenting with collage, color pencils and water soluble crayons for this page…it is a work in progress! I find circles meditative.

I hope my art journal inspires you in your own art making.

What art projects are you working on? I’d love to hear about them!

Cheers!

Some Brero Bird

Today’s weird bird is wearing a sombrero…

He is some Brero bird, don’t you think?! haha

I have decided to take a summer siesta from my weird birds and work on some other art projects. I look forward to sharing them with you!

Happy Weird Bird Wednesday!

Cheers! 😃