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Wednesday
Dec122012

put a bird on it

Recently I have developed a fondness for all things bird.

Inspired by my friend, Sydney, I've painted a full series of birds to cheer up my studio. You can check out my painting tutorial that produced all of these wonderful little birds in the bird border above and shown in the full painting, Social Networking below. I'll share more bird paintings later.

Social Networking, 18 x 24" framed acrylic.  Social Networking was a fun painting I created in steps to use as a demonstration for an artists guild in 2012. It was fun to show so many people how a painting like this is developed.

I am not the only person making birds this year. Look at these!

I can't help but brag about my talented sister-in-law, who just happens to be a designer working primarily in wire and metals. click on her website,  Slinky Lynnx Chic . Each of these one of kind wire birds are perfect for an ornament to give as a gift or keep for yourself. When I saw these, I thought, How cute would a mobile be of these? I would love one to hang in a sunny window. They have little bits of glass beads that would pick up the light beautifully as they turn back and forth in the breeze. There are many more birdies on her website, as well as some pretty cool jewelry.

Click on this link to receive a free gift of Little Birdie gift cards.

a pdf to print out on 8.5 x 11" paper. Just cut them apart and fold to make 8 Little Birdie cards.

Finally, I'll leave you with one of my favorite holiday decorations, a bird tree. It is the first decoration out just before Thanksgiving and will charm me for many months through the winter, long after we have eaten the last of the cookies and packed up all of the holiday decorations.

 

 

 

Reader Comments (2)

Susan, What a nice site.
Goes well with the others. Love the birds.

December 13, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterDiane Calkins

Thank you Diane. Hope you enjoy the little birdie note cards.

December 15, 2012 | Registered CommenterSusan Schmitt

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