Draw a Bird Day Roundup for January 2016


Nina has designed a lovely banner for our roundup this month.  Everyone started off the year with a lot of energy, because the participants were overflowing!  I’ve also included some of the birds I saw from blogs I visited in the last month.

First, I want to mention A-Wing and A-Way, the bird blog that informed us about the yearly draw-a-bird day.  And Laura, at Create Art Everyday, who started the monthly posts, and has passed it to Nina and me, as her life is too hectic at the moment.

Laura has done several birds already this year for her “100 Faces” project.  Her contribution on the 8th was a baby robin.

Jodi at Life in Between also contributed a sparrow.

Lance at Weisser Water Colors painted chickadees in the snow.

Also in a seasonal mood, Rachel Murphree Watercolors did bluebird ornaments.

And from Eileen at My Creative Resolution, some penguins.

Seabirds also made appearances.  Kirk at (the occasional) Dumb Sketch with a Duluth ivory gull:

Carol’s Creative Papers with an osprey:

Susan Feniak’s Art contributed killdeer chicks:

Snehal Kank painted a kingfisher:

and Teresa at One Good Thing drew a cape wagtail feeding a cuckoo chick.

Owls showed up too.  A beauty from Myriam at Mrs Bytes:

Annerose Georgeson painted colorful owls in December.

And Corinne Maakt has been exploring animals, real and imaginary, an owl being one of them.

Also several hummingbirds.  From Carol J Forrester:

and Dream of the Scribble Fiend.

Cavepainter of Too Much White Paper contributed a zinaida dove, inspired by Audubon’s work.

Jill ‘s Art Journal was as taken by the painted bunting as the birdwatchers in Brooklyn were.

Brushes and Papers frequently includes birds in her lovely brush paintings.

Sharon Mann produced a lovely duet:

And speaking of yellow birds, Charlie O at Doodlewash managed to keep to both the bird theme, and his January journey through his childhood toys.

Cynthia at Sand Salt Moon has been into flowers recently, but she managed a chicken in this December scene:

Jean at Drawn In also placed her bird in a landscape.

And Rija Yoo just posted another wonderful imaginary being:  a bird person.

and I did robins.  Nina did our beautiful banner above.

If I forgot anyone, my apologies!  you can add your link in the comments section, and I’ll update the post.

Also, I can’t leave without urging you to visit Backyard Bird Nerd.  Kathy takes the most wonderful photos not only of birds, but of all the visitors to her backyard.

Thanks again to one and all.

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29 responses to “Draw a Bird Day Roundup for January 2016”

  1. Eileen McKenna {my creative resolution} says :

    Thank you for including me Kerfe! Can’t wait to check out all the other birds. xo Eileen

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  2. Jodi says :

    Thank you for all the time and effort you put into this Kerfe! Thanks for sharing! Nina – Love the banner! I’m going to see if I missed any of these. Happy thursday!

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  3. Laura (Createarteveryday) says :

    Wow, what a gorgeous round-up! I love the way you did this, Kerfe, and Nina, you missed your calling, you should be a designer. Tremendous job, and thank you for all the time and effort this took! Just one note – I should have stated it in my post and didn’t, but mine was a baby American Robin. Well done! Draw A Bird Day is in good hands! 💛

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  4. Sand Salt Moon says :

    Wow, what a round-up! Happy to see I know and follow a majority of the artist bloggers you’ve listed. A few I don’t know and now will go visit. Thanks for including my Visiting The Neighbor painting. Cheers!!!

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  5. Charlie O'Shields (doodlewash) says :

    Wow…and a banner too, Nina?!! You two are amazing!! ❤️😃Thanks so much for all you do!! Love this round up and can’t wait to check it the birds I missed!

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  6. Sharon Mann says :

    Thank you Nina and Kerfe, I love the banner ! Thanks for taking on this task of sharing our bird contributions. I will look forward to reviewing on the contributors works.

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  7. Teresa Robeson says :

    What a great banner Nina made for the occasion! Love it! And a superb line-up of bird art, too!

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  8. Jill Kuhn says :

    Wow! Your list is impressive! Thanks for including me and taking the time to do this! 😍🎨💖

    Liked by 1 person

  9. Scribble Fiend says :

    Thanks to both of you for taking this on! It’s a great collection this month!

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  10. Susan Feniak says :

    Love the banner!! Thanks for doing this it must take time out of your busy day too. It is wonderful to see such varied and unique creativity!! 🙂

    Liked by 1 person

  11. jeanmackayart says :

    Great round up, and thanks for including me! You’ve introduced me to some excellent blogs and helped expand those following me. Here’s to more birds in art for February!

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  12. D.S. says :

    Wonderful drawings all! Love those birds — the give me hope for springtime! 🙂 Hope you’re having a productive/creative Thursday!

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  13. M.R. Emberson says :

    Amazing work on the banner—and with keeping up with all the posts! A terrific job as usual!!!! (Though I haven’t contributed any illustrations, thanks for including me and the link. It is much appreciated.)

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  14. Myriam (Myr's Bytes) says :

    Wonderful banner Nina :-)! Such a merry gang of colorful birds… kind of like the round-up! And thanks for the awesome job on the round-up Kerfe! I think I will check out some penguins now…

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  15. memadtwo says :

    Thanks for your hard work on this Kerfe, you know I have no clue how you did this. Everyone in one place, so cool. Honored to have done the banner!


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