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Sunday, April 19, 2015

Bird Shots™

HARLEQUIN DUCK
A small sea duck, highly decorated, and very brave in the face of adversity.  Also goes by the name 'Lords and Ladies' which is another term for a European flowering plant called the Cuckoopint, which appears to refer to a small Cuckoo, a long-tailed bird with pale underparts known for its two-note call... --or perhaps it refers to a crazy person, which is what I think I shall be by the time I figure out what's going on with this duck.
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Wednesday, April 15, 2015

Coffee Mugs™

Don't let sleeping logs die.
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Sunday, April 12, 2015

Bird Shots™

LOVEBIRD
A Lovebird is a type of small parrot known to be monogamous and is often found sitting for an interminable time next to its mate; hence the name.  And yet one would think that, with all this cuddlefussing, the more proper spelling 'pairrot' would have been long ago adopted...
no one ever thinks of these things in a timely fashion.
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MOCKINGBIRD
A bird with a serious identity crisis.  The Northern Mockingbird will eat and mimic anything: other birds, insects and even amphibians.
It evidently has a lot of time on its hands.    ~ er... feathers.
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Wednesday, April 8, 2015

Coffee Mugs™

"Actually, a smile makes a lousy umbrella!"
--L. Van Pelt
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Sunday, April 5, 2015

Bird Shots™

FALCON
A bird-eating raptor.  The Peregrine speeds to about 200-plus mph when diving towards its prey; no animal is faster.  In terms of survival this bird must early on decide if it will be a Falcon...
or a Falcoff.
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RAVEN ...2
The Raven has a flattened arc  ~a line that passes over the head through the beak, then releases under the chin where the whiskers have thoughts of their own.
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Wednesday, April 1, 2015

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beware to whom you say 'give-us-a-kiss' to.
beware.
be very ware.
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Sunday, March 29, 2015

Bird Shots™

OWL
The owl.  
Seen frequently to be a symbol of wisdom and often a symbol of death.  At times believed to be a goddess as well as a generator of bad luck.  A harbinger of disease and a propagator of sorcery.  At once cute and startling.
--and their eggs used as a cure for a hangover.
it's no wonder they look so confused...
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ROOSTER
Roosters are roosting when they rest at night.  Why not simplify and call them Resters?
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Wednesday, March 25, 2015

Coffee Mugs™

I find everyone tends to be one chess piece or another.
~~but not the one they think they are...
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Sunday, March 22, 2015

Bird Shots™

RAVEN
Shaggier than the crow.  Bigger and with more attitude.
Protector of England and first out of the ark.  
Beautiful bird.  
(quoth the raven)
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CARDINAL
A compact bird, so much so that it makes it near impossible not to draw an 'angry bird' version of this species.  Focus will be more on posture than ire.
Has attitude too, but. Giants make them nervous.
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Wednesday, March 18, 2015

Coffee Mugs™

It's always intriguing to me to have shape and form battle it out.
with no consistent winner.
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Sunday, March 15, 2015

Bird Shots™

PIGEON
Some preliminary studies for a larger project which is not defined sufficiently enough to elaborate on here on the blog.  This begins as a series of bird explorations examining posture, distortion and tension.  It took a while to find anything of interest to manipulate on the Pigeon.  
I blame the Pigeon.
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Wednesday, March 11, 2015

Coffee Mugs™

Keep the rhythm interesting and the tension edgy.
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Wednesday, March 4, 2015

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Wednesday, February 25, 2015

Coffee Mugs™

Here's what one can do when one gets lip service.
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Wednesday, February 18, 2015

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Necks are all relative. 
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Wednesday, February 11, 2015

Coffee Mugs™

choose your hands carefully.
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