Thursday, March 5, 2009

doodling birdies

The weather was in the springy feeling upper 60s today, perfect for rolling the windows down and watching the birds while eating my lunch. I was parked in my favorite spot facing the woods. As I munched on my sandwich a pair of doves pecked for worms.

A chipmunk scampered out into the parking lot and back to the woods over and over until he finally got the courage to venture across the road.

I relaxed to the twitter of birds that flew in and out of the overhanging branches.

I'm keeping my daily doodle calendar again this year. Lately, I've found myself puzzling over simple bird doodles, trying to think of an original design that is easy and cute.


Here are a few of this year's pages.



Use whatever talent you possess: the woods would be very silent if no birds sang except those that sing the best. - Henry Van Dyke

22 comments:

  1. Love those birds! Of course, I always love your calendar pages!

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  2. You are so lovely, spreading your loveliness even to the lowly office calendar. The yellow is so cheerful. And I really appreciate the quote.

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  3. I simply love this post; it is so very genuine and candid. I love seeing your daily planner, or calender, with all the doodling in it.;)) And I would love to have those lunch breaks.;))

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  4. I love the doodles! That last yellow bird, way too cute! The quote is so true. I am going to write it down and put it near my new craft area. I can look at it for inspiration when I need a little boost!
    denise

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  5. I just love your calendar pages. The bird designs are cute. It is fun seeing them evolve.

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  6. I am in love with the little owl on February 27. What fantastic eyes - and the pink background - Wonderful!

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  7. I love the shape of the bird with the nest on his head...round and fat just like a wren!

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  8. Your birds and other doodles are more colourful than spring itself! Like a breath of fresh air.

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  9. I never tire of seeing your doodles. Your birds are charming!

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  10. "If one of those birds had been a parrot, it could have been that polly wolly doodle we talked about some time back," she said, tiresomely.

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  11. Sure is looking like spring in your neck of the woods. I like all the birdies but the first one, in yellow, is my favourite. Love the little haughty expression!

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  12. Always enjoy your doodles, Steviewren. Believe it or not, it's most likely that the doves were eating the dirt, not worms. They are often to be found eating dirt! I'm not sure what they get out of it - some minerals, I expect.

    I linked to you when I did my version of the Life-events list. You may have a fluttering of visitors.

    Kat

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  13. The photos look so wonderful I know a lot of people are waiting for spring time:)

    Hugs Gunilla in Singapore

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  14. Looks so spring like! I like the little yellow bird on the right in the last photo.

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  16. how relaxing it must be to eat your lunch there by the woods. i love all the birds but my favorite (and the most original in my opinion) are the ones with the big round eyes. rather cyclopic but in a good way! i alos like the lady on the 19th and the lady at the bottom of the 4th. you are uber talented!

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  17. Wonderful pictures and drawings! I LOVE the daffodil - and the quote.

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  18. I liked you photos of the doves and chipmonk, but especially liked your sketches. As Jill was in the room I drew her attention to them and she liked them too. - Dave

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  19. what lovely doodles, i can 'feel' spring all the way from here.

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  20. I don't know that "lunch" and "worms" should go in the same sentence, but it reminds me of something my mom used to tell me about a bird named myrtle who worked in a girdle factory. Only you have to say it "Moitle" and "goitle" and I guess you had to be there... hubby and i were outside yesterday bird watching. I saw a cardinal and mate, my favs.

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  21. I just love your calendar pages! My favorites are the big eyed birdies...Cute!

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  22. I wish my calendar book was half as beautiful as yours! :)

    Sarah

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