Draw A Bird, January 2020

Welcome to the first Draw A Bird celebration of 2020!

Parrot
Parrot

This is a parrot we visited on Hilton Head Island, South Carolina, last winter. He entertained us with fun acrobatics and loud squawks. His bright, cheerful feather colors are just the thing to cheer up this drab winter day. Hope the New Year is treating you well. Now if I can just train my brain to write the year properly!

Chipmunk

This is a special chipmunk card I painted as a birthday greeting for my sister-in-law, Julie.

Chipmunk Card
Chipmunk Card

She enjoys watching the chipmunks in her yard as much as I enjoy watching our squirrels, and I’ve painted a chipmunk for her each January for many years now (I’ve lost count). Julie, I hope your birthday is extra special this year!

Scarf

While contemplating what to paint for the prompt of scarf, I was looking at the Christmas tree and this little felt snowman seemed to be waving at me. I made him from a kit back in the 1970s, and many of his friends also adorn our tree.

Felt Snowman Ornament
Felt Snowman Ornament

Sewing was never one of my strong points, but I remember enjoying sewing each piece and layer together and making the pipe cleaner broom. Actually, I’m amazed they are still in such great shape all these years later. Are you ready to wave goodbye to the holidays and move into a new year? One more day!

Nutcracker

I am straying from today’s prompt to bring you this nutcracker. Generally, Christmas nutcrackers are made to resemble a toy soldier, and they can be rather plainly decorated or quite ornate.

Nutcracker
Nutcracker

In German tradition, nutcrackers are symbols of good luck, frightening away evil spirits. My friend has an extensive collection of nutcrackers, and seeing them all together is very impressive!