More attempts at lino block prints! This one was chosen as his favorite by a person quite near and dear to my heart. The eight of wands.
This card represents movement, quick changes, action, and progression. Ya got eight wands that are sprouting leaves flying super fast through air on the way to something big. You’re working warp speed on something you care about, making plans to accomplish something ASAP, or just going where the wind takes you quite quickly.
Hello friends, I drew a thing again! It’s been too long! And it’s another small round bird: a warbler. He is very, very pleased to meetcha.
The male Chestnut-sided Warbler sings two song types; one is accented at the end, the other is not. The first is used before the arrival of the females and in the early nesting cycle. The second is used mostly in territory defense while the birds are raising young. Males that only sing one song type appear to be less successful at attracting mates than males that sing both songs. The early-season song has a musical quality with an emphatic ending, sometimes interpreted as “very very pleased to meet cha!”
Ok, one more pelican post because they just look like small dinosaurs and lovely and terrifying. Another from the living on a boat year in Destin. He was standing like this on the pier right off our boat and made me nervous enough that I just stayed put on the boat til he left. Because he’s almost my size and I’m not trying to fight a mini-dinosaur.
Another tiny round bird (to follow the golden-crown kinglet and junco)! Bushtits are very noisy and chattery small friends. They have a lot to talk about I guess. Like cracking jokes about their fantastic name. To protect their dignity, I guess I’ll mention that the “tit” part comes from the Old Icelandic “titr” meaning something small. They also weave fancy hanging nests.
10/10 top notch bird.
Shout out to my mom, who loves the bushtit and taught me to identify it (even if I can’t quite draw it right). Except I keep pretending that I don’t recognize what type of bird it is just to get a chuckle from my lovely, excitable mom saying “bushtit” over and over. Hi mom, I love you.
Nothing too wild and exciting today, just some practice in vine charcoal and some of my bird friends.
Want to do a big, pretty piece of one of these guys soon, because I think they’re just fantastic tiny, round beasts, but something about their shape is just so hard for me draw. Anyone have suggestions on resources for learning to them?
Shoutout to a couple of my bird friends that pop by my window for peanuts.
Tell me about your favorite birds? Hope everyone is having a lovely weekend and enjoying creating/capturing beautiful things.
Another from my sketchbook. Pen and pencil sketch on the left. On the right is a midterm exam from an old notebook I found. If anyone could please “Define, explain, or comment briefly but adequately” on Pigeon’s milk (number 30) for me that would be amazing. I really need to know more about Pigeon’s milk. Please advise. For science.