August Avian Assembly (Draw A Bird Day recap)

Here it is: the long-awaited list of artwork from artists participating in the August reprise of Draw A Bird Day on the eighth! I hope you enjoy!    I enjoy following all of them, and I bet you would too!   Here they are, in no particular order….  *drum roll please*

Teresa at One Good Thing

Kerfe at Method Two Madness

Nicola at Artistic Adventures

Ann at Ann Christina

Tequihby at One Stumble at a Time

Kirk at Dumb Sketch Daily (we’ve not convinced him to change his blog title yet, but we’ll stay after him)

Beverly at The Art Prescription

Scribble Fiend at Dream of the Scribble Fiend

Sharon at Monday Tuesday Wednesday

Jill at Jill’s Art Journal

Charlie at Doodlewash

Myriam at Myr’s Bites

Since this is my first recap (I know, bad blogger, please forgive me), I also wanted to include links to some artwork from prior months for those who didn’t participate in August.   Oh, let’s not talk about my memory, so again, please let me know if I’ve missed anyone!   It’s so nice to celebrate our wing-ed (and legged) friends, isn’t it?   Can we get enough bird artwork??  Of course not!   Again, in no particular order:

Nina at Method Two Madness

BB at BB’s Art & Design

Cynthia at Sand Salt Moon

Lance at Weisser Watercolours

Jodi at Life in Between

Myriam at Myr’s Bites (who gets two mentions because this painting is extraordinary, in my opinion)

As some of you know, our four-legged daughter (Penny, our cat) has been under the weather, so I’ve not been as organized as I normally am (haha, which is not all that much, actually).   If I’ve missed you, I’ll quote George from Seinfeld:   “It’s not you, it’s me!”  Please let me know.   Thank you and congratulations to everyone who joined in!     Same time next month?   Tuesday, September 8th is the day after Labor Day here in the States.

0815 DAB recap

I couldn’t resist drawing another bird for today’s post!   Browsing through the blogs I follow yesterday, I came across this post from J. J. at Birding Ninja.   Something about it just called to me, and I had to grab the Polychromos and give it a go.   I’d like to give this one another go in watercolor some time.   Actually, I’d like to try it again in ink, too.   Thanks for a fantastic image, J. J.!

Peeps and Happy Creative Weekend to all!

55 thoughts on “August Avian Assembly (Draw A Bird Day recap)

  1. Wow! What a treat. You hang out with some very talented friends. I feel like I just toured an aviary museum and I didn’t even have to get up out of my chair! I really need the EXERCISE though. I’ll pull a few weeds and call it a day. I am busy following you, but if I ever end up in a nursing home….I’m taking your friends me!

    Have a great weekend Laura! Thanks! 🐣

    Sent from my iPhone


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            1. I have never found your stuff to be so-so; all your posts have been a joy to see on a daily basis. A 365 blog is not always about being for visitors. It’s a nice way to document for yourself things in your every day life, or see how you’ve changed or improved. πŸ™‚

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  2. OMG Laura! I have just spent like a half hour looking at some amazing blog sites! Thank you for introducing us to some amazing artists. I am humbled by all the talent, and excited to find some new friends to follow. Thank you for taking the time to do all this! I feel like painting a bird now! πŸ™‚

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  3. Thanks for including me, dear Laura! I look forward to looking at viewing all the other talented artworks you included here – and speaking of talent – love your sweet little yellow bird in color pencils! Can you tell me about these color pencils? I have only used Prismacolor pencils and I’m not familiar with the ones you use. 😊

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    1. Thanks for joining us, Jill, and I’m glad you enjoyed the list. I could wax poetic about Polychromos for a very long time. They are made by Faber-Castell and they are, I believe, a combination of oil and wax. It’s like writing with butter, but with control. Glorious. Not sure how they manage it, but you can almost always erase them, unless it is a very dark color. If you’re curious about them, I’d order your favorite color open stock and see what you think. They’re not cheap, but they’re comparable to the Prismas. I absolutely adore them. They are 100% worth every penny, IMO. Let me know if you’d like to know anything else. I’d be glad to help. PS – Ordered some of those Liquitex acrylics you recommended today. Thanks for your help!!

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  4. Such a sweet little bird :-). I’ll probably never see one in my neck of the woods but there is one Oriole that has been known to visit Alberta – the Baltimore Oriole. Maybe I’ll see one of those…

    Thanks πŸ™‚ thanks πŸ™‚ for the double mention. And thanks for listing the other participants. I’ve had time to visit a few and it has been some lovely eye candy.

    Hope Penny feels better soon, so she can get back to bird watching (does she do that?).

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    1. She does! Hehe. Thanks, Myriam. Baltimore Orioles are beautiful and coincidentally the name of our baseball team as well. We very rarely see them, but they’re out there though. I saw one in a bush by the side of the road once. They’re so bright – hard to miss!

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      1. Strangest thing – I saw my first two Baltimore Orioles today! They were both juveniles, so not as bright orange as adults, but still delightfully colorful eating berries in the green bushes. And a grey cat strolled down the path on its own to see the birds too :-).

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  5. Hi, I would like to draw a bird too. πŸ™‚

    I think it will be for september, maybe before if I can.
    If I understand, I draw a bird and I send you the link of my blog, right?

    Excuse me for my english, I’m french :p


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    1. Hi Jerome, Sure, that would be fine! Usually we all post our artwork on the eighth of every month. Please post a link here to remind me. Your blog looks beautiful but since it appears to be in French, I probably will not follow, so I would not see it unless you let me know. I’m glad you’ll be joining us!


  6. I’m glad that you loved my photo so much that you used it as inspiration for an art piece! Please feel free to use my photos as inspiration anytime, but please let me know because I would love to see your drawings. πŸ™‚

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    1. Yes, ma’am, the good Lord willin’ and the crick don’t rise (as my dad used to say). My kitty is ill (kidney problems), so I don’t know what the future will bring at this point, but my hope is to do a recap each month. Thanks so much, BB, and I’m glad you enjoyed this!

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