I really wish I had of bought it...it was white with feathers drawn in gold paint.
The feathers are not drawn on this one but I really like the longer legs and beak.
Here's an early morning shot of it -
|She poses for me|
|"Wait, this is my best side"|
Posing for me in the bright light by my sink.
This lovely birdie is about 2.5 inches tall.
I decided to pull out my sketchbook and draw my version of the bird.
I will eventually add some color.
If I remember to go back to it.
It's hard for me to go back to a drawing once I turn the page in my sketchbook.
I just keep drawing.
I would guess that most of the drawings in my current sketchbook have no color on them...just pen, a little pencil.
I seem to get distracted so easily, going from this to that.
Mostly eco printing/dyeing, drawing, reading and writing.
Not much arithmetic though.
What I would really like to do is hijack my blog.
I had a discussion with a couple of other artist bloggers about how we say things that are "nice" or "socially acceptable" and shy away from the "questionable" things on our blogs.
Or topics that might bother someone.
Heaven forbid we piss someone off, right?
We bewailed the fabricated loss of our blogs, of our very pulpit.
Why did we feel that we couldn't be honest or free with our voice on our OWN blog?
I could probably rationalize my hesitation
I am a Pro at that you know.
Rationalization, that is.
I am a Southern girl (a woman really but in my mind I am still full of young thoughts and ideas).
Anyway - Southern girls are taught to be nice.
Be nice, dammit - we heard that a lot.
We still hear it actually.
Be gracious and be nice dammit.
Mind your manners young lady. I heard that a lot too.
What they really meant was "Mind ME dammit".
So, I always try to be nice (dammit) and gracious on my blog too.
Maybe I won't be so damn (!) nice from time to time...
I need to give myself permission to hijack my own blog and tell it like it is - just from time to time, that is.
My close friends and family will laugh when they read this, considering that I usually do "tell it like it is".
But, for today anyway, I will "be nice dammit" and just share my sketchbook instead of my opinion.
I'll stick with telling you to "be creative dammit", how about that?