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5. Chip off the old block bird

5 Jan

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Today is day 5 of my 365 day art project. That’s 360 more days ahead for my fellow artist who also find themselves math challenged like myself. I created today’s art using trimmings off a small tree in my backyard. So now my tree is looking better and I have this fun bird art to show for my yard work. This was a lot of fun and sort of like working a puzzle.

3. Berry Cardinal

3 Jan

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Today is day 3 of my 365 day, Bird-a-day art project. And this is easily, the most fun start of a new year, in years. Todays’ Art bird was inspired in the produce section of the neighborhood grocery store last night. I had gone to pick up a box of cheerios and milk, and came away with five bags of groceries. Yep, that’s how I roll. Anyway, while looking over the seasonal fruit I saw these great raspberries and black berries and the red cardinal art bird – just had to be created. Besides, I love edible art.

2. Woody Woodpecker

2 Jan

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Today was a holiday break, so I had some time to pull out the power tools and mess around. Today’s bird is inspired by a regular visitor to our pecan tree in the back yard.

Number 1 Bird-a-day

1 Jan

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Today is January 1, 2012 and day one of my 365 day, bird-a-day art project. Starting today with this bird art, I will be posting a new art piece every day for this year. Today’s bird was inspired by the New Year’s Eve party that my wife and I attended. The party theme was SPARKLE. So we both dressed up in the most sparkly, fun clothes we could buy, borrow or rent in my case. Some of the jewelry used to create this bird was part of my sweeties sparkly outfit from the party. Yes I got permission before I grabbed her bling, bling. And ladies, no jewelry was harmed in the project.

Snootiness

28 Dec

Have you ever just came across a word in an article and thought, that’s a funny sounding word? Well, I was reading an article today and read a word that just sounds fun to say aloud. So, I thought it might be fun to collect words that I just like to say. Make a list of sorts. Perhaps they will find their way into one of my story’s. The first word in my new word collection is SNOOTINESS.

Not that my fun word list itself will be filled with snootiness.

Bird-A-Day

27 Dec

My 2012 art theme for the year will be birds. I love birds and it will be really fun for me to make art of birds in every possible way that I can imagine. So starting January 1, look for a new art posting each day, with my Bird-A-Day project.

New Year’s Resolution

22 Dec

Alright, so I came across this inspired website today from a book on illustrations, which lead me down a rabbits hole of web links until I discovered the skull-a-day project by Noah Scalin. Wow. That’s such a cool idea. Love it, love it, love it. I must do my own 365 day creative project. So here is my 2012 New Year’s resolution. I will make art every single day in 2012 and post that art on my new blog. My hope is that this 365 day project will get my illustration-hand and mind, unstuck! I am excited. Not sure yet on what my subject/theme will be yet. But I am leaning towards either a bird-a-day or a leaf-a-day. Because that would work nicely with a couple children’s picture books that I am writing. I will decide before January 1, 2012.

Sunday Post

11 Dec

Sunday may well be my favorite day of the week. It’s still the weekend. The day has a very open-ended structure for beginning, middle and end. And it’s perfectly alright to do a lot or nothing at all.

Welcome To My Blog

11 Dec

This blog is an exciting new adventure for me. It will be serving a number of purposes. But, primarily two important personal goals. First of which is to become more independent in creating my personal online world. And second is to establish a home base for my children’s books.

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