Thursday, March 2, 2017

Great Backyard Bird Count 2017

My original plan for the Great Backyard Bird Count which was held from Feb 17 to Feb 20 was to both count the birds that visited my backyard during this period and to paint as many of the birds that visit my backyard throughout the year. The plan started well. On the first day, I counted three dark-eyed juncos and one robin. I did a watercolor of a tufted titmouse (which I had seen the day before the count began). The next day, my husband and I decided on a spur-of-the moment visit to the Hindu Temple at Pittsburgh, which is about 5 1/2 hours drive from where we live. The backyard bird count went by the wayside. I managed to sketch two more birds at the hotel but did not do any watercolor. Coming home I got the flu and that pretty much ended my plan for the GBBC. Now that I am recovered I am hoping to create a few more watercolor birds. 

In other news, the March-April issue of Cloth Paper Scissors has featured two of my art projects: the wall mural I had done in my living room and a submission to the mixed-media studio accessory. Doing a happy dance!

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  1. Hello Indira, sorry to read you got a dose of the flu - yes, it pretty much puts paid to anything planned... great that you're over it.
    Your watercolour birds are beautiful - each painting quite different in its setting too. They're gorgeous.
    Big Congratulations on your success with Cloth Paper Scissors - wow, that's such an achievement and so well deserved. Really wonderful artwork and, yes, I can imagine lots of happy dancing going on!
    Cheers now and Happy PPF :D)

  2. your birds are beautiful and that wall you did is spectacular. You must be so incredibly proud of having your stuff in a magazine. Visiting from PPF.

  3. Wonderful birds, and congrats on being published! Hugs, Valerie

  4. Oh my gosh! This post makes my day ! I love love love your "Bird Counting and painting them " project... awesome paintings! And I am thrilled about your wonderful art being published!
    Congrats on this Indira! Absolutely wonderful art!
    I am always happy to see your fantastic pieces at Art Journal Challenge!
    Thank you very much !
    Happy weekend!
    oxo Susi

  5. Super art and well done on being published

  6. Lovely bird paintings. Congratulation for good feedback to your art.
    Happy PPT ❤

  7. Your bird paintings with the wonderful details. look gorgeous. I am so pleased you have added them to my theme choice at AJJ.
    Congratulations on being published as well.

  8. Delightful birds! Congrats on the Cloth Paper and Scissors spread. Happy PPF

  9. beautiful watercolor birds Indira. I thought about participating in the bird count but have SO many visiting the yard all day that it would drive me nuts:) Congrats on being published! Happy PPF!

  10. Beautiful collection of birds. Just wonderful. Congratulations the feature of your art. Have a great weekend.

  11. Wow! How wonderful for you! You are now officially famous! You must be so pleased. Your patterns are lovely. I love all your birds, too. Have another great week!

  12. Congrats in the CPS inclusion, India. Love your bird art!

    1. Thank you, Liz-Anna. Long time from our Melange days! Hope you are doing well and still doing art.

  13. Yay! So cool! I love your bird paintings, too! They are such
    peaceful painting subjects! Have a wonderful week!


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