Hi Friends. I have been enjoying our amazing fall weather and changing colors of the leaves. The squirrels are busy preparing for the colder weather, and the birds are always feasting at our feeders. Little finches like this one are numerous and constantly on the lookout for our neighborhood hawk and the cat from next door. Thank goodness the blue jays are so boisterous and squawk out their warning cries when danger is near.
I’ve been MIA from my blog for almost a month and have a lot of reading to catch up on. As if 2020 itself wasn’t bad enough, sadly we lost my dear father-in-law last month, and then we lost an uncle recently to Covid, so I just haven’t been in a creative mood. Sorry to be so glum, but I’m just being honest. Tell me how you’ve been; I’d love to hear how you are holding up. Sending virtual hugs to you all!
Hi friends. How is everyone doing? We are holding up well and distracting ourselves with some home projects, cooking, and jigsaw puzzles.
Today is the real Draw A Bird Day, even though many artists draw or paint a bird on the 8th of every month just for fun. Spring is here in full force and robins are hopping all around our backyard, so I thought it appropriate to honor them.
I pray that you and your families are safe and well, and I’m sending positive thoughts and love as we continue to shelter in place. Hopefully by next month’s Draw A Bird Day, we will be enjoying some normalcy to our days. Be well!
I love watching the cardinals in the back yard this time of year. They really stand out against the starkness of the winter landscape and just make me happy.
My parents have a cardinal that sits on their windowsill and looks in at them when it wants a treat. Sometimes it will hang on the mailbox and look in their front door at them! Pretty smart if you ask me. I gave this little painting to my Mom for her birthday to remind her of the funny antics nature has to offer. ❤
Here we are at week four of World Watercolor Month. It is flying by!
Day 22 – Rainforest
Day 23 – Beach Fun
Day 24 – Treats (Macarons)
Day 25 – Shades of Pink
Day 26 – Natural Wonders (Beach, Ocean, Sunset)
Day 27 – Fruit
Day 28 Metallic
Only a few more to go!
Again, here’s a little more info on
World Watercolor Month and the mission to help young artists through The Dreaming Zebra
Foundation. This is a charity providing support so that
children and young adults are given an equal opportunity to explore and develop
their creativity in the arts.
Thanks for stopping by!
We’ve made it through the second week. I tried to limit myself to 15 minutes or fewer to get these onto paper and had some hits and misses, but they were fun to try.
Day 8 – Flying High
Day 9 – Shadow Play
Day 10 – Ocean Creatures (Negative Painting)
Day 11 – Simple Pleasures
Day 12 – Blossoming
Day 13 – Glassy (Glass Pebbles)
Day 14 – Furry Things
Again, here’s a little more info on World Watercolor Month and the mission to help young artists through The Dreaming Zebra Foundation. This is a charity providing support so that children and young adults are given an equal opportunity to explore and develop their creativity in the arts. Thanks for stopping by!
Day 8 of World Watercolor Month (Flying High) and also Draw a Bird Day for July
This cute little songbird is a blue gray gnatcatcher. It eats insects (apparently gnats are a favorite) and spiders, and it uses silk from spider webs to construct its nest.
It can also catch insects while in flight, which is kinda cool. We need a dozen or so of these birds in our yard this time of year when lots of icky things are buzzing about. Hope your summer is going well!