Today is the “official” “unofficial” monthly Draw a Bird Day, and with the support and encouragement of my buddy, Laura at Create Art Every Day and inspiration from Jill at Jill’s Art Journal, I was brave enough to draw and watercolor my very first bird.
I used the photo I took the other day of the downy woodpecker hopping on the back deck as my inspiration. (Don’t laugh – – – too much! It is my FIRST!)
I had a bit of a block about doing this, so first I stamped a bird from the StampinUp Love Life Stamp Set and watercolored it.
Then, still worried about trying to actually draw something that resembles a bird, I decided to do a silly owl drawing and paint it. And to be even more fun, I added some nut brown Flower Soft to make fuzzy feathers, a couple of googly eyes, and a linen thread bow.
After doing these is when I allowed myself to try drawing a bird. I have a long way to go, but I made the first step and drew my first bird.
And it was FUN!
Happy Bird Day Friday!
Cheers & Hugs,