Draw A Bird Day, November 2020

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.

Furtive Finch
Furtive Finch

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!

Meet Nala

Meet Nala, who was a big, beautiful pooch. Doesn’t she look like she was a sweetie, and I love her sleepy eyes?

Meet Nala
Meet Nala

Animal portraits are one of my favorite subjects, and I am thinking about attempting a human portrait sometime soon. I’ve got a lot of practicing to do, so wish me luck!

Draw a Bird, March 2020

Well, I came here to WP and realized this did not post and was in my draft folder. Operator error, (although had the flu that week, despite getting a flu shot). That’s my excuse, and yes, it was just the flu. This post is just a few weeks late now. 😳 ☺️

Having recently returned from a lovely time on Hilton Head Island, SC, I was inspired to paint a seagull. Thanks to photographer, Svetlana Cook, for providing this awesome reference photo.

Seagull Coming in for a Landing

Even though I was bummed to lose an hour today because of Daylight Saving Time, the weather was extra springlike and absolutely gorgeous! I hope things are well in your neck of the woods. 💐

Shady Shark

Today’s Doodlewash prompt is ocean, which immediately brings to mind our favorite family vacation spot in North Carolina along the Atlantic Ocean coastline. One of our favorite ocean activities is beach-combing and searching for fossilized sharks’ teeth, and here is where it all begins.

Shady Shark

Although we find quite a few sharks’ teeth during our vacation, it’s been a few years since we’ve found a sizable one; you’d think it would be easy because sharks shed approximately 35,000 teeth in a lifetime! Either way, it is fun to spend time in the surf – one of my favorite places to be. 🦈 🏝

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!