I want to thank Michael at A-Wing and A-Way for telling us in April 2015 about the holiday for drawing birds, which falls each year on April 8! Some of us like to celebrate our fair and feathered friends each month on the 8th by posting our bird art on our blogs and encouraging each other in our work. It’s fun, and we hope you’ll join us next month!
Here is a round up of our May participants:
A round of applause, please, for all of our participants this month! I hope you all enjoyed them. If you posted bird art and do not see a link to your work here, then I did not have a link to you or your work underneath my May 8 bird post in the comments section. Please add a link in the comments here, though, and we’ll add you to the flock!
I’m going to take some artistic license and add a few other links as well:
Lance Weisser at Weisser Watercolours posted this junco a few days before the 8th this month – and please check out his site for more adorable bird miniatures in watercolor.
Cynthia at Sand Salt Moon painted her neighbor’s chicken in acrylic paint a few days prior as well
Kathy at Backyard Bird Nerd posted the sweetest collection of photos of a bluebird family from her yard and I couldn’t resist these photos. I stayed up much too late sketching them, and wanted to include a couple quick sketches of my own (apologizing in advance that I do not erase while drawing, as practice for working in pen, so they’re far from perfect). Please check out her blog if you love birds as we do; her skills are top-notch and her commentary is always amusing! I also want to thank Kathy for the terrific photo of the “too cute” blue jay with personality plus that I couldn’t resist drawing that appears at the top of this post.
If you’re interested in waterbirds, Donna’s site at Bay Photos by Donna is always a wonderful place to visit. You’ll find birds of all kinds, but if you’re interested in waterbirds, you’ll find tons of them in her prior posts, and more variety in the upcoming months, as she begins her new life as a roving wanderer! 😀
Robin at Robin’s Robins is always posting delightful photos of birds, and I tried a recent photo of a house finch from this link. (I’ve been drawing birds like crazy recently!)
I want to thank my very talented artist and photographer friends for helping WordPress fly once again in May, and stay tuned for June 8, when we will open all the cages and let the birds fly free once more! Peace.