Yellow Bird of Happiness Returns! May Madness Day 8

Happy Mother’s Day!   Happy Draw a Bird Day!    Some of us like to take the annual Draw A Bird Day celebration, brought to our attention here on WordPress by Michael Emberson of A-Wing and A-Way just over a year ago, and make it a monthly event.   We help WordPress fly on the 8th of each month by posting our bird art, and by encouraging each other’s progress in drawing and painting birds.     A special thanks to all my artist buddies who joined in today!    This little painting is on a 6 x 6″ (notice I’ve graduated from 5 x 5″, yippee!) Gessobord panel.


I will post a round-up of all of the bird artwork in a few days, so if you would like your work to be included, please leave a comment with a link to your post below.     I want to thank Kerfe & Nina over at Method Two Madness for graciously hoisting the Draw a Bird Day banner for the last several months while work clipped my wings for awhile.

I’ve returned with the Yellow Bird of Happiness!   You may remember this little guy from back in September.   (I’m slowly working my way toward some type of realistic acrylic painting, hehe.)   I really enjoyed playing with Golden quinacridone magenta, hansa yellow (medium and light) and transparent pyrrole orange, and a few Caran d’Ache neocolor II crayons helped me out with this little birdie as well.

It’s not always easy to make time to create a painting each day, but I relish the opportunity to sit down and bring something to life.    There’s something special about that!  I’m learning a lot, and having fun.   I hope you are too, and I hope all of the moms out there have a fabulous Mother’s Day today!     Hug your little chicks today, everyone!

75 thoughts on “Yellow Bird of Happiness Returns! May Madness Day 8

  1. I love celebrating Draw-a-Bird day. I wish I’d known about making it a monthly celebration. Hopefully I’ll have a chance to get out watercolors later today– we’ll be traveling again this morning — and create a feathered friend of my own.

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  2. So great to see your triumphant return to DABD hosting sis!! 💜😃 And yay!! With the yellow bird of happiness…it really is…it is biologically impossible to look at this bird and not smile!! Lovely painting!! 😍 Hope you’re getting spoiled and fabulous love today for Mother’s Day!! 😉


    1. Thanks, Deborah! I plan to open a society6 shop later this year and you just may see this one (or something really similar, I wasn’t quite satisfied with the way this guy turned out but it was late and I needed to get to bed) there! Love your hummingbird, it’s beautiful! Thanks for joining us!

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      1. Oh neat! We’ll see another version of this cheery guy in the future then!

        I look forward to your Society6 shop! I see calendars, coffee mugs, tea cups, totes, scarves, and all sorts of textiles in your work.

        On another note- Thanks for having me! I’ve been enjoying the journey and challenges. xx

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  3. Sweet little bird. Oh my I did intend to make a bird – but started making all kinds of animals – in the end I did start a set of birds, but haven’t finished – or posted – it yet. Does that count? #drawabirdday

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      1. OK. Thanks.
        I was already starting a post to show the current state at least. But I will take a little more time – both on the bird(s) – it’s a two birds painting – and the post. Thanks so much for the quick response!

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  4. Oh yay, the yellow bird of happiness is back :-)! I love the yellow and magenta combo – very cheerful. The background is lovely. I’m enjoying the textured look of your acrylic paintings. The way the colours vary within a square framework creates fun and interesting colour shifts and beautiful depth. Now I want to try acrylic paint! But I’ve barely used my watercolours… so I will focus on those instead.

    The link to my May bird is:

    Hope you have a lovely day!

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