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March 20, 2010


Hello! It's been awhile, but I thought I'd update this thing. All my portfolio stuff is done and out of the way, and everything seemed to go well at the schools, though I'm still waiting to hear back from them. I should know what's going on by the end of March.

But in the meantime, as I slog through my various commissions, I've been making plans for the upcoming Artwalk this summer, since this year they're requesting more original art be sold than prints, so I have to make some more of that. One of my ideas is to make a whole bunch of different wind-up birds like this one except with different kinds of birds. So I was wondering if anyone around here might have any suggestions as to what kind of birds they might be interested in seeing me do! I'll be sticking to smaller birds, nothing much larger than a pigeon, since I feel they fit with the theme more, but I'd love to hear any suggestions!

The list so far:

If I had one of those poll things, I'd ask which of these people would be the most interested in, but I don't so I'll probably just go through them as I feel like it. But any help would be greatly appreciated!
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StarEclypse Mar 24, 2010  Student General Artist
The ArtWalk is that in Edmonton? Cause if that's the one your going to then I would probably do a little dance.

As for bird suggestions I'd say an owl, like those little pygmy or burrowing owls. Otherwise a bluejay would be my next choice, though it is on the larger side.
theumbrella Mar 25, 2010  Student General Artist
Tiny owls! I never even thought of it, but that would be great! And yeah, the Edmonton Artwalk for sure, I've been doing it for awhile now, it's always a good time.
Thanks for the suggestion!
StarEclypse Mar 29, 2010  Student General Artist
My pleasure.
I've missed all the artwalks so far but this year it looks like I may be lucky this year.
dragonspeaker Mar 22, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
I'd like to see a canary or song sparrow. :)
theumbrella Mar 22, 2010  Student General Artist
possibly! thanks!
madhatterzwei Mar 22, 2010
They might be too big, but I adore red-headed woodpeckers. We have a family of them in a nearby tree and they're so lovely. Obnoxious sometimes, yet a wonderful sign that spring is here. :]

Is a robin suitable? Maybe a kiss-ka-dee? Haha, actually, that one is really specific so maybe not.

I love this idea/series. Will they be available online at all, as prints or something?
theumbrella Mar 22, 2010  Student General Artist
Red-headed woodpeckers might be too big, but maybe a downy woodpecker instead! They're adorable.
I figure the one I already did is so similar to a robin I might avoid those. Thanks for the suggestions!

And yeah, I'll probably be printing a bunch as that event draws closer, so I'll probably have some available through here around then sometime in July.
Uralowa Mar 21, 2010  Student General Artist
You should do a long-tailed tit. :>

They're so sweet...
theumbrella Mar 21, 2010  Student General Artist
They are! I was thinking about those, it's a good idea. Thanks!
Uralowa Mar 22, 2010  Student General Artist
Oh wow, really? Good thinking. XD
You're welcome!
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