Are you a Bird Nerd?

bird mixed media art

BirdWoman O’Clock
Sally Swain © original art

Let’s look at Bird O’Clock Two
and continue to Celebrate Creative Community

as we mark One-Year-of-Blogging in the Month-of-May
Are you a Bird Nerd?

Am I?

Could

I be morphing into a tweeting fleeting fluttering bird-appreciator in my middle to old age?

I certainly paint birds.

Never realistic representationally correct birds, but the Sally version. And bird-women. There’s a whole history of my birdwomen creations spanning back to 1998 when a friend died and I absolutely had to paint Passionwing.
I called them the This-is-not-an-angel series. Should I share that story (and picture) in a separate piece on Art and Grieving?

As promised (or threatened) last week in Bird O’Clock One, I am sharing my second of two paintages.

Here’s how it began.

bird mixed media art

Bird O’Clock 2
Sally Swain play-in-progress

Here’s how it continued.

bird mixed media art

Bird O’Clock 2
Sally Swain play-in-progress
shapes emerge

Can you see the collaged Superb Fairy-Wren?

If you look carefully, with Young Eyes that don’t yet require optical assistance, you might see a collage quote: ‘the beauty of these little birds’. And this is right. Superb Fairy-Wrens are gorgeous. I love these arty darty Australian sweeties.

Then a woman appeared.

Bird O'Clock 2 Sally Swain play-in-progress a woman appeared

Bird O’Clock 2
Sally Swain play-in-progress
a woman appeared

Here’s the final picture.

bird mixed media art

BirdWoman O’Clock
Sally Swain © original art

Who originated the Bird O’Clock phrase?

I might not have solved the mystery of which marvellous blogger inspired me, but let’s continue in the spirit of Celebrating Creative Communities of Success. I share with you another sprinkle of the blogs I love.
Click on the links for added delight…

 

Positive Art Therapy

Creartful Dodger
collage/mixed media artist

Sand Salt Moon

Art Therapy Spot

Musings of a Creative Spirit
Balancing the Artist and Art Therapist Self

Creative Path Consulting
bringing creativity to seniors

Wishing you happy explorations of the creative blogiverse.

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24 thoughts on “Are you a Bird Nerd?

        • We did communicate a long while back.
          So glad you have come forward as the originator and inspirer.
          Let’s see if I can cut and paste our communication from September last year….
          Art and Soul Space says:
          September 15, 2015 at 11:58 pm
          Bird o’clock! Lovely. Inspires me to think of painting/collaging a little bird clock.
          Reply
          Minuscule Moments says:
          September 18, 2015 at 11:03 pm
          I look forward to seeing that.
          Reply
          Art and Soul Space says:
          September 18, 2015 at 11:05 pm
          off to run a playshop called Creative Wellspring. perhaps Bird O’Clock is later in the weekend. x
          Reply
          Art and Soul Space says:
          September 15, 2015 at 11:59 pm
          PS also love the little blue wrens. aren’t they gorgeous?
          Reply
          Minuscule Moments says:
          September 18, 2015 at 11:03 pm
          An obsession of mine Im afraid.
          Reply
          Art and Soul Space says:
          September 18, 2015 at 11:05 pm
          can’t think of a better obsession!
          Reply

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  1. Love it, When I saw the headline Are you a bird nerd? I had to reply. And had no idea you were referring to me, because I was captivated by the art. Loved seeing the process of how it all began and the progression of where it took you, simply stunning and so happy I inspired you to create such a wonderful piece.
    Kath.

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  2. Well…I am clearly a bird-nerd (though if I had tigers in my backyard I am sure I would be a tiger-nerd)…and found your piece thoroughly enjoyable. May creative blessings continue to flow to you and through you. 🙂

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  3. I really enjoyed the journey of the emerging Bird Woman O’clock …so blue…so new.

    I am
    I am
    Indeed
    A Bird nerd Woman.
    I’ve frequently heard
    The trilling of a bird
    on the outside of my home
    Whilst Trilling away
    on my keyboard
    in the inside of my home
    and with balcony doors wide open….
    I am always available for jamming
    Especially with a bird
    or two
    or more.

    xxxx
    Ulli

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