Saturday, January 31, 2009

I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings...

We see many images of caged birds in the art community. Some are quite lovely, striking, and powerful. In the famous poem "I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings" by Maya Angelou, she expresses that "the caged bird sings for freedom." So does an image of a caged bird stir up feelings of entrapment and sadness? Or does a cage represent home? A little bird all snug and secure in his home, singing his song because that is what he knows best.

Here are some beautiful caged pieces.

Birds, Cages, and Roses by Liza Corbett

Growth and Tribulation by Cordial Kitten

Bird in a Cage (Green) by Naoko's Stoop

Wednesday, January 21, 2009

Painting for Grandma

I painted this little european robin for my grandma. It is always easy to create artwork for grandmothers, they always love and appreciate everything.

"Just as the bird sings or the butterfly soars, because it is his natural characteristic, so the artist works." - Alma Gluck

Saturday, January 17, 2009

Bird Wedding Designs on Zazzle

Here are some of my bird-themed wedding illustrations available as postage, magnets, and stickers in my Zazzle shop, Birdique.

Let me know what you think!

Tuesday, January 13, 2009

Little Bird By the Sea

These bird paintings by Dennis Witnauer are exquisitely beautiful! His shop, Little Bird By the Sea, also sells baby clothes with his bird silk screen designs. It is my dream to live by the ocean and paint birds full-time as well. Kudos to you Dennis!

© Dennis Witnauer

Wednesday, January 7, 2009

New Year - New Birds

Ahh, the holidays have come and gone. Everyone deserves a break from all the shopping and gift-giving. As others try to hold onto their new year's resolutions, I will work on one of my own - 'be more productive'. I am busy at my doodling desk, brainstorming more bird ideas. There are more prints to come, as well as some needle-felted birds. I am also working on some bird wedding postage for my zazzle shop.

There is so much to do, and so many birds to be drawn!