Today’s weird bird is very wise…
The Mountaineer bird has a mountain top view of the world!
From the book, “Finding The Gift,” Angela Howell writes for January 2, “Open land steals my breath away, it’s so beautiful. I see freedom, opportunity, stillness, serenity, and acceptance. I feel captivated and present. I see untouched land and feel like anything is possible. I feel called and inspired to do and be something great. I feel a direct connection to my higher guidance and inner knowing, and I’m quieted so I can listen.”
What does a bird’s eye view do for you? I hope it empowers you to begin!
Happy Weird Bird Wednesday!
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The Heavenly bird of the “PIE” family:
I think Chocolate Cream Pie is definitely a slice of heaven! 😉
Do you see any strange animals in the clouds?
Happy Weird Bird Wednesday!
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I decided to add a new series to my blog with funny fish!
Fridays or as I will call them, Fry-day will be a great day to have FUN with some weird fish… and end your week with a smile! 🙂 (I hope!)
Today’s fish is the name of a REAL fish that I found on Wikipedia’s common list of fish from A to Z – The Bigeye Square Tail… I added my own artistic touch to it of course!
I hope this fish “lures” you into a FUNtastic weekend!
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It seems I forgot that yesterday was Draw A Bird Day – unofficial of course but celebrated on the 8th of each month by some of my talented art and bird friends! 🙂
I may be a day late but I can still shake my tail feathers!
Celebrating that the weekend is here! Hoorah!
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It was a windy day at the lake yesterday – good for sailing! 🙂
Sailing is something I have only done once but I think I’d like to go again. How about you?
I discovered a wonderful artist on Pinterest named Sandi Fitzgerald. You can find images of her art on Pinterest, Facebook and Flickr.
I loved Sandi’s whimsical style. She inspired me to create this watercolor face in my sketchbook yesterday:
“Mary dreamed of sailing…”
Wishing you a day to sail away… even if only in your dreams!
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Yesterday, I finished doodling my letters in my World Watercolor Month sketchbook that I posted recently:
This inspired me to use the letters, “WBW” for today’s Weird Bird Wednesday:
I knew if I moved my paper around, I could find a weird bird in the letters… Can you find one?
This one flew off the page at me – so I added a few more details with watercolors:
Next, I decided to doodle my letters with an ink pen to finish it:
Happy Weird Bird Wednesday!!
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Toucan Dan can balance a
can bowl with a fish while spinning a dish…
And riding a squishy “Ish”!
May your balancing act (life) be full of happy surprises…
Happy Weird Bird Wednesday!
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There once was an owl from Spangle
Who could dance the midnight tangle,
He could dip and sway
Other birds did say –
From a branch at any angle.
Just a little Limerick to give you a smile today!
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I think creating from my imagination is the most fun! I hope you enjoy my ridiculous creatures:
I started each creature with a scrap of gelli-printed paper and then made up the rest of my animal, adding details with a black pen and color pencils.
And yesterday I created this silly Martian and told his story with this Limerick:
May it inspire the child in you to have fun and play in your art!
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I really like “Random Pick” drawing days in Carla Sonheim’s year long online class this year. She chooses two words from a container and you get to draw, paint or write a poem with the prompts.
Yesterday, the words were mouse and cup. So this is what I drew in pencil and then added black micron pen:
Next, I added color with my watercolor pencils from Faber-Castell:
I recommend you write your own prompts and put them in a jar. It is a great way to generate creative ideas when you feel stuck in an art rut.
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