Sunday, July 26, 2009


One of Ann Wood's magnificent owls - more views of this one on her blog. I did not recognize the Hardy quote she used to describe this character - too long since I have read The Mayor of Casterbridge.

Tuesday, July 21, 2009


This image is from the wonderful Three Little Cameras blog. I think the cat looks like a hipster, what with the little soul patch. Asja's work always seems to have something growing where you would not expect it. Her photo diary series is also remarkable.

Saturday, July 18, 2009

Parisa's Book

This is one of the pages of "Talented Chicken", by the enormously gifted Parisa Mahmoudi.  The story is about an insistent mother hen, who is determined to push her chick to sing, to fly, to swim - while ignoring the fact that it is only a chicken. Click on her name to see more pages.

Monday, July 13, 2009

Robin on a hollow log

Here is a charming robin by Susan Faye, who works in water color. You can see more of her work on Susan Faye's Picture Show.

Thursday, July 9, 2009

The Toucan

These two lovely birds are by illustrator Matt Dawson, who has quite an extensive bestiary on his blog . Matt's work is wonderfully lively and quirky. 

Tuesday, July 7, 2009

The Rolinha

This is a rolinha, or long-tailed ground dove, currently under the watchful eye of Caio Fernandes in Brazil. His observations and comment about his small neighbor on  the Mein Welt blog, a place both strange and familiar. 

Monday, July 6, 2009

Colorful Research

This exquisite bird, like a blue jay combined with a phoenix, is from the Colorful Research blog. I love that it looks like a bird you might make with your hands to cast a shadow on a wall, although of course wings and hands are the same thing. Eva is very bold about trying new things - she consistently breaks her previous boundaries. Perhaps like this bird breaking across the rectangles?
   Edit: There is a wonderful philosopher bird here.