I told Storm today, on the way home from the birds store in Newmarket
- I don't know why this bird/distraction direction!! God wants me to focus on fowl. So be it. I thought it was to destress... lol.
First the craftsy class- which I'm not finished yet- then the books (Canadian nature), then I find a book at the library yesterday - it found me. I'm learning of the seriousness decline in songbirds. To sit in a backyard and not hear birds - what would be the point! I'm going to help bring attention to birds. If I can. This was my first attempt at a humming bird, I'm still enjoying the new mind training using the black canvas background.
My newest is for my uncle, who for years has been asking me to paint a saw blade.
He sent one up for me to paint. lol His birthday is soon and I thought why not!?
He likes owls and I really think he will like this gift! The owl at midnight, has just turned to see what has caught his attention.. you.
I had fun! Interesting surface- so smooth, Norm will spray it and I think it will be pretty well protected. I enjoyed it so much I asked Norm for another - he tells me "I throw them out!" LOL never again - but there the thing- they would cost too much to mail. I guess, I'll just paint and gift to people I can hand it to.
The book - it has me on a mission - written by a Canadian from Ontario! I had no clue- I find it difficult to put down! Birds are dying at alarming rates.
If you can start a bird sanctuary (even a little one in your yard!) We have hummingbirds, cardinals, mourning doves, redesigned blackbirds, house sparrows and blackcap chickadees and Goldfinch! All in our yard! Oh don't forget the grackle! Not a well liked bird (I like them), but highly entertaining, it runs across the fence, plays with others and they love to play on the pool when the cover is on. I decided to start a new 'bird sketchbook'.
The painting takes away from cartooning - well not really - cartooning is always on my mind- I believe painting is my mental break from cartooning, it comes much easier for me.
I am also really enjoying the new paint I am using. Every bit helps! If you want to learn how to paint start today! I think I'll have a step by step lesson soon on a black canvas.. a bird of course and I will be drawing for an original painted bird on canvas. You'll just have to stick around and see.
A new sketchbook is in order! Just now while sitting in the backyard I drew the bird feeding station I will ask Norm to build .. and Norm will. 23 years. It is going to look fantastic!!!
I'll show you from sketch to finish! Perhaps you will be inspired to also help some little passerines, a world whiteout birds - think about it the next time you hear the little 'tweet tweet.' More on birds on the days to come - although - cartooning is calling!