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My dreams with the seagulls fly
Out of reach out of cry

–Joni Mitchell, “Song to a Seagull”

For “draw a bird day” (the 8th of each month), I’ve been following the bird list in my childhood notebook for awhile.  Seagull was next on the list.  And there was Joni’s song, playing in my mind as well.  So I had to do a painting in ink of one flying.

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But I also love the kind of goofy dignity they have when they stand.  So:  a collage too.

You can find all of Joni’s lyrics here.  And Jane Dougherty fortuitously posted a poem about gulls yesterday too.

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23 responses to “Seagulls”

  1. Sharon Mann says :

    Great selection, your two seagull are wonderful.

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  2. Jane Dougherty says :

    I love this gull. Not the same as the ones we get (mainly black-headed gulls), but a splendid creature all the same 🙂

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  3. Jane Dougherty says :

    Reblogged this on Jane Dougherty Writes and commented:
    I had to reblog this one. Two splendid gulls.


  4. bymarion says :

    I really like the idea of using a childhood notebook as a starting point: it’s great! And your collage seagull: gorgeous!

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  5. Jodi says :

    beautiful! thoughtful… thank you!

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  6. kirkistan says :

    I like them both. Great job!

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  7. memadtwo says :

    So nice. Love both of them and the collage is so precisely done.


  8. Laura (Createarteveryday) says :

    Kerfe!!! A collage…..of me?!?! And a painting too???? Beautiful, expressive work. I can feel the updraft underneath my wings. 😀 lol Seagulls are so wonderful. I should really draw more of them. You made that collage look easy too, and I know better. The feet alone are enough to shout about. How many times have we seen a gull in that stance. Great job!

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    • memadtwo says :

      Amazingly, we have plenty of seagulls flying on Broadway. Well we are kind of close to the sea, but it’s not exactly the beach!
      Seagulls do make me smile, though, so I’m glad to see and hear them regularly. And thanks for the compliments!

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  9. cdog5 says :

    I absolutely adore seagulls. These specimens are gorgeous! (Makes me long to get back to Lake Michigan!) 🙂

    P.S.: Joni Mitchell — primo!

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  10. TheCrazyBagLady says :

    Beautiful seagulls

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  11. Charlie O'Shields (doodlewash) says :

    This is awesome! Beautifully done… And love the “goofy dignity” line. Describes them perfectly! 😃

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  12. Myriam (Myr's Bytes) says :

    Lovely gulls :-). I like watching them soar. Awesome collage – I dig the many grey shades and patterns.

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