Chicadee dee dee

Such a delightful bird! Playful and bold. They seem to enjoy their birdness, you know? The way they dip and swoop as they fly. Anyway, I always felt it would be too hard to draw or paint birds since they are so precise–their markings and smooth feathers. But then I remembered that it doesn’t have to be perfect, just give it a try. I’m not illustrating a bird book. Don’t be afraid. All that stuff. This card was drawn with a micron pen and watercolor. Sam said if he had to pick a favorite non-human creature, it would be a chickadee. Good choice. Happy Birthday, Sam!

12 thoughts on “Chicadee dee dee

  1. Love this. In NY and MA where I lived before moving here in 1989, I rarely or never saw a chickadee, so they retain their surprise charm for me…

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