When Birds Are Still – Drawing

 

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I found this little woodpecker outside the bedroom window. He didn’t see the glass. Carefully picking him up I stroked  his tiny body, then lay him on a napkin. For a couple of days I’d come by, say hello and lovingly sketch him.  I gave him back to nature by placing him under one of the tall pine trees down by the the creek.

 

 

 

I Followed a Feather Today – An Answer to Otto’s Post – Diversify and Become More Creative

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Following a suggestion from Otto’s post, I took a walk.  http://munchow.wordpress.com/2014/09/09/diversify-and-become-more-creative/

Check out two of my favorite dots, Otto and David. I think you will will be pleased, then go take a walk.

http://davidduchemin.com/2013/08/getting-unstuck/

A month ago I was painting 7 foot paintings about how I felt about the wars going on in this world, today. The paintings are waiting for me to come back to the studio. Meanwhile, I’ve been collecting dots, drawing trees, writing a little and following feathers down the street.

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Catching the fall breeze

The seagull’s

Feather didn’t stay

 

Thank You Notes, David Hockney and Me – San Francisco

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Dear readers

This is fun! The above drawing is the first drawing I made with a new app for my iPad.   I received the pencil for Christmas, charged it , and downloaded the app, Paper 53   http://www.fiftythree.com/paper   Yesterday I tried out the tools. Hardly scratching the surface I came up with the above image.

David Hockney has some amazing iPad drawings in an exhibit of his work at the de Young Museum in San Francisco.

http://deyoung.famsf.org/press-room/david-hockney-bigger-exhibition

In her piece about the exhibit, Claire Cain Miller  chose to show Hockney’s enlarged print, Yosemite. When standing next to this enormous print I felt like I was in the painting with the clouds hovering above me. I’ll be going back to do some research on how Hockney sketched and painted.  What is evident is that Hockney did a lot of drawing.  

 http://bits.blogs.nytimes.com/2014/01/10/the-ipad-is-an-artists-canvas-for-david-hockney/?_r=0

January is the time when Thank You notes are written. This year I received Thank You notes that were hand written and sent in the mail,  personally spoken to me, emailed to me  and electronic cards. Then, there are the ones that haven’t been written yet, like mine. Although I think a handwritten card is more personal,  I may go the electronic route. My handwriting has gotten really hard to read. If I go with the electronic idea, at least my family and friends will be able to decipher what I wrote.
Thanks again for checking in.
Carla