Wednesday, March 24, 2010

Picture Story: happy together

I like happy pictures. As far back as I can remember, that's what I've drawn. I like things with bright colors, and a lot of different colors. I like landscapes, I like sky, and sun, and flowers. More specifically, I like drawing them.

I recently decided to make some artwork specifically for myself (the house). And in the process I ended up working out a number of compositions since I made a variety of elements. When I was drawing the calla lilies I also drew a bunch of tulips. And then I made "the house" — well, I also drew out the bird house. Technically, it's not actually a "bird house", it's a bird box, more specifically a nest box.

Anyhow, the reason that I would draw myself a nest box is because I have them in my backyard. They are for eastern bluebirds. And every year, there are a pair of bluebirds that have a brood in one of the boxes.

So, I decided to make myself a picture using the nest box with some bluebirds. The bluebirds usually show up in March, right around the time we have spring here in Michigan, to scope out the yard and claim their territory. They always arrive before the tree swallows.



close-up of the bluebirds



They spend a lot of time inspecting the box. Sitting on top of it, perching on the back, and doing the wing wave.

This will be available as a print at "sarahkdesigns" soon : )

9 comments:

Debbie said...

Love the two featured pieces in your blog today.

My Life Under the Bus said...

Oh all the birds !!! I am an absolute bird freak and I have NOT ONE blue bird....what's that about??? Lovely pictures .... and I am jealous !!! : )

Kerri said...

These are FANTASTIC Sarah! I am in such awe of your talent!! Your artwork make me feel giddy inside....LOVE it!

artangel said...

This is really lovely, and definitely a happy picture - how could anyone not smile at those pretty bluebirds!

Jennifer said...

I love your pictures! I gave you some hearts! I love watching the birds and squirrels and other small animals running around, doing their thing. Those birds sound so sweet, inspecting their house to be.

cabin + cub said...

They are so cute... like a little couple in their happy home. I love seeing love birds...it's so romantic. ;)

Kendra said...

You are very talented! Love the cute birdies and the rays coming down from the sun, very peaceful!

Catherine said...

Oh my ~ you are one talented gal ~ how lovely!

kanishk said...

Your artwork make me feel giddy inside....LOVE it!
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