Sunday, July 10, 2011

for the birds

I spent the weekend working on a spur-of-the-moment project (I mean, you know I thought about it for like 2 whole days before embarking on it, technically)... so, hopefully I'll be done with it soon, and then I can get back to the butterfly mobiles.

It's been hot out, apparently so hot that we had our first power outage of the summer. Yes, you know because I had just arrived home from running errands - it was like 80˚F - and I went to put the cold groceries in the fridge and was surprised that it was dark in there. And then I looked around at the rest of the kitchen and noticed the clock on the microwave was blank, etc. Fortunately it came back on within 2 hours...

Anyway, there's a male cardinal out in the yard pining for some company. We had 2 of them out there the other day chasing each other around and otherwise jockeying for territory... at least cardinals have a pretty song (as opposed to robins which always just sound like they're yelling).

what they sound like: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=C9LNexIoCW0



This is one of my cardinal illustrations: cardinal couple
It was part of the project that I have been working on this weekend.
Here's a little preview:



Yes, it involves my bird illustrations (which you can see at sarahkdesigns)
or
if you're more curious...

There's a cool giveaway at danielleorama's blog, that bunny is adorable :D

Now I think I'm going to sit here in front of the oscillating fan and catch up on Haven (season 1) - which I have been watching via dvd. It's an awesome show.

Hopefully you had a lovely weekend : )

20 comments:

Dave said...

The Cardinal is a very attractive bird Sarah and it has a nice sound. Wish we had them here - Dave

SueAnn said...

Love your illustration!! The cardinal is always so beautiful!!
I miss seeing them
Hugs
SueAnn

Kerri said...

Love your bird illustrations! You are soooo talented!

R. J. said...

Cardinals are second only to hummingbirds for me. Beautiful drawings as usual.

Danielleorama said...

Gorgeous *sigh*

Out on the prairie said...

All very beautiful Sarah. I enjoyed the bird illustrations. The cardinals are a fun bird to watch.

Betsy from Tennessee said...

Very nice, Sarah. You have alot of talent. I love Cardinals also.. This time of year, I love seeing them at the feeders --with their babies...Cute!!!
Hugs,
Betsy

Catherine said...

So beautiful Sarah! Cardinals are so pretty and you captured these sweet little birds perfectly. Wonderful!

Happy Sunday!
xo Catherine

42 things said...

i LOVE cardinals. we don't have them up here... but our orioles sound an awful lot like them at times.

S. Etole said...

It looks like they are having a little chat ...

ju-north said...

We don't have cardinals which is a shame!

Bob Bushell said...

A beautiful picture.

tinajo said...

You are very talented, that´s for sure! :-)

Nancy @ A Rural Journal said...

Beautiful! Can't wait to see what you are doing... :)

lisa said...

What an amazing artist you are Sarah!
These illustrations are so beautiful.

Melissa Clark said...

I love cardinals! Beautiful illustrations.

Happy Little Trees Studio said...

Beautiful!!! Love seeing your work!

Signe said...

Such a lovely illustration!

Hugs,
Signe

Dawn said...

Love them!!! SO pretty.....you are incredibly talented!
I cannot imagine a power outage in that type of heat!

Becca said...

Hi Sarah, oh I love the sound of that bird! I've never seen one of those in person...thanks for the YouTube link! I need to get over here more often...I love your art, so inspiring. I'm adding you to my side bar. :-)