Welcome to the first Draw A Bird celebration of 2020!
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!
This is a special chipmunk card I painted as a birthday greeting for my sister-in-law, Julie.
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!
Here is another arctic animal on our list, the polar bear. I’m sorry to say that they are on the “threatened” list – it would be such a shame to lose these beautiful creatures.
One of the most interesting facts about polar bears is that, unlike all other bear species, they do not den and hibernate over the winter. Other bears hibernate because of lack of food in the winter, but polar bears have access to their favorite foods all year long. The only exception is mother polar bears because they need to keep the babies warm. I’m all for being snuggly warm!
Here is a gift that many of us share – the real meaning of Christmas.
I’m not very good at drawing or painting faces, but hopefully you find it to be okay. Wishing you all a very peaceful, relaxing day, whether or not you celebrate the reason for the season. Merry Christmas!