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Monday, February 15

Feathered Fuzzy Feeding


I struggled coming up with an idea for this Creative Tuesdays' theme but ended up settling on fuzzy clothing, feathers and hair. Not my favourite drawing and watercolour by any means but you get the general gist of it, clunky as it rather is.

Funnily enough, when I showed it to Alexandra, she said, "It's Wanda's husband!" Ha, I suppose I might have had his look in the back my memory banks. Mind you, I'm not sure she'd ever let him get that shaggy haired, nor would Don care to, come to think of it. Well, I could certainly see my hair like that but I'd probably forego the beard. I do though rather like to keep that windswept look. :)
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  1. HaHaHa ~~~~I love it. And yes, Alexandra....If my dearest let it grow a little longer....it would be fuzzy and shaggy. This is a darling illustration of fuzzy and I love the birds.

    My dearest should be honored to be mentioned in your story.

    Sending hugs.

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    1. Wwll, that is good to hear. Hahah. I do see some resemblance. Maybe I should have included you in tow doing something too, Wanda but what? :)

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    2. Maybe walking "Molly" our little Shih Tzu....she's fuzzy....HaHa.

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    3. Don't hold your breath. You always inspire me, Wanda. I may well draw you or at least your amazing hairstyles. :) Hee. And yes, maybe Molly too--also has great hair!

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  2. Your delightful image of 'Feathered Fuzzy Feeding' makes me think of the Disney song Zip-A-Dee-Doo-Dah:-


    Zip-a-dee-doo-dah, zip-a-dee-ay
    My, oh my, what a wonderful day
    Plenty of sunshine headin' my way
    Zip-a-dee-doo-dah, zip-a-dee-ay

    Mister Bluebird's on my shoulder
    It's the truth, it's actual
    Ev'rything is satisfactual
    Zip-a-dee-doo-dah, zip-a-dee-ay
    Wonderful feeling, wonderful day, yes sir!
    etc.

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    1. Ooh, I didn't think of that but I do love that idea, Rosemary. Thank you so much for that. :) How fun.

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  3. Certainly fuzzy all over! I can see the birds pulling out those little stray pieces of wool and using them to line their nests. You have certainly depicted a man who his happy in life. I don't think it is clunky, as there needs to be a certain weight to this drawing to show his character and you have also caputured the squally winds perfectly.

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    1. Squally? Ooh, love that word. Thank you, Linda. I love what you wrote here.

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  4. I feel warm and cozy just looking at this drawing/watercolor! Okay, and maybe a tad itchy. :) Some wools and cashmeres don't bug me, but this particular sweater looks like it may itch without something long-sleeve underneath acting as a barrier! I do have a red and black plaid scarf that looks just like his, though. Always necessary when venturing out into a frozen tundra!

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    1. Haha, I actually can't stand fuzzy sweaters and especially anything made of wool but that doesn't mean this chap can't! thank you for visiting, Cassie.:)

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  5. This is a lovely piece, it goes beyond the fuzzy sweater, I see a kind person feeding the birds on a cold blustery day, like a Disney movie sentiment.

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    1. Oh I see Rosemary is thinking like me!

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    2. Oh good! You see that? Well that was what I was hoping for in his expression and wasn't sure I quite pulled it off as it was hard to keep that and paint, draw. :) thank you.

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  6. Well Bob was out there yesterday in the freezing ice storm early morning - filling feeders, melting bird baths, scattering corn for the pesky squirrels - all God's creatures! - and taking his life in his hands on the icy front steps. He has very little hair these days (but I quite like his baldness), unlike your guy, but he's become a real friend to our garden birds and is always buying bags of seed and cakes of suet - he's a good man!

    Great painting - love the city background Michael.
    Warmer today and should reach hight 50's after such a cold day yesterday. Ice all gone thanks to a rainy, windy night.
    Hugs - Mary

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    1. Yes, he is rather like Bob the feeder! :) I love that, Mary. Thank you for your comment and visiting. I still have some posts of yours to catch up on when I can take the time to read that and absorb at my leisure!

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  7. I think it's great, Michael. You have captured action. And the wind is a-swirling.
    Blessings,
    Janis

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    1. Thank you Janis. Yours was far more regal than mine, must say. :)

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  8. Now now, Michael, repeat, "My painting is awesome!" Meaning your painting. I love it--shaggy hair and all. Thanks for another great prompt too. :-)

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    1. I can tell too that you enjoyed this theme. Who would have guessed so many would. I love it when that happens. Thank you!

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  9. Ooooh I love this! Creative ways to show the textures, i.e. the hair (flyaway hairs are fuzzy), beard, sweater, scarf, and feathers of the bird. I love it! Wonderful job and thank you so much, this prompt totally made me super happy ^_^ Fuzzy things forever!

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    1. I can tell from your write up. So glad! And thank you, Donna. :)

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  10. good choice for theme, makes me think of city life and this scene is quite real. I like the colorful birds, those are just perfect.

    have a lovely day.

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    1. the birds are my favourite part too I think. TY!

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  11. This may sound crazy, but to me it sort of has a Dick Van Dyke feel to it... his character in Mary Poppins. I love it!

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