Thursday, 31 March 2016

Bird a Day: Day 31: Last Day Dodo Bird

Bird a Day: Day 31: Last Day Dodo Bird
It's the last day... which has me feeling kinda sad... mostly because now I might have to get back to doing some proper work and I have to do my accounts next week. Mostly I am feeling a little sad because it's been good fun... hard at times but good fun too. There are so many more birds I want to make, I'm really hoping that I can keep my creativity flowing and come up with some new designs to offer in my shop now!

I decided to finish with the Dodo partly because someone requested him and also because he's a warning from history. The Dodo bird was the first species we know to have been made extinct by humans... it's the bird that was too naive to run away and too tasty for sailors.

Poor Dodo!

he Dodo used to walk around,
And take the sun and air.
The sun yet warms his native ground—
The Dodo is not there!

The voice which used to squawk and squeak
Is now forever dumb—
Yet may you see his bones and beak
All in the Mu-se-um.

by: Hilaire Belloc (1870-1953)

Wednesday, 30 March 2016

Bird a Day: Day 30 - Pelican

A Wonderful thing is a Pelican... It's beak can hold more than it's belly can!

(This may not be a true fact... my grandad told me it and he's been know to lie to small children)

Bird a Day: Day 29 - Toucan

Bird a Day: Day 29 - Toucan

Yesterday was a bit of a bust... I pretty much made a bird then went back to bed! So today there will be another post later on. I was struggling for inspiration and then I saw this wonderful animated artwork by Jeca Martinez on Facebook.
 I'm noy sure my Toucan has as much charm as these cuties but there is something about him... I think he caught a little of my melancholy! Poor thing!

Monday, 28 March 2016

Bird a Day: Day 28: Floofy Bird

Bird a Day: Day 28: Floofy Bird... almost but not quite another Henry... I'm very tired today and my house has been taken over by geeks so not a lot of scope for creativity! Still I think this chap is quite dapper!

 I do not understand any of the stuff below!