For The Birds


silouette-birds-and-backgroundHave you ever noticed how often


A Bluebird Wishwe use birds to set a cozy setting,

pretty mess birdand help us pretty our nests...

Wouldn't this make cute fabric?

birds on the line birdhouse 2and how a little bird can make us stop and look.

La la la la la la LA LA LA....


La la la la la LA LA LA...

birds on a line birdhouse5I often know how Alfred Hitchcock got the idea for the movie The Birds.  Fall does something crazy to birds.

birds on the line birdhouse 3Stop all the commotion, go south already!

Mister Bluejayand then there is always that show stopper!


Bluebird oil on canvas digitally enhancedI just love them sitting up there.

  I love books about birds, especially for the love of old books.

the book of birds

And I love any chance at all to design with them.  If you click on little yellow bird you'll see fabric.

and this one is fabric too!

DSC05098_1And sometimes I just like to design for decorate a post. 


Watercolor bird yellowbirds, such little creatures, but...

Mr. Robin closeupthey continue to be my favorite decorations to see peeking in my window, in a design or just sitting on my mantle.

Birds decorate our lives inside and outside.


ephemera-bird-buttonAnd then there is my favorite art blog called Gennine's Art Blog, now that girl can paint a bird that touches your heart.  Wishing you a day filled with bluebirds and inspiration.

bird notes

A Bluebird WishAnd as far as our house, you will always find a vignette or two with birds decorating a corner.  The song for this post is Bluebird.

bird nineIf you would like any of the artwork on this post, please take some home.
Snap said...

I love Geninne, too. And I LOVE birds ... even when they make a mess on the car! :D :D

~Lavender Dreamer~ said...

We are right on track again today! I have some birds to post! lol I love birds and we got our feeders out yesterday and saw some sweet chipping sparrows! ♥

Blondie's Journal said...

I love birds, I have a real bird...Nina, the parrot. She is a cutie but camera shy. Birds represent freedom to me and I think we all want to feel that. And when they nest to raise their young, that is our maternal side. {this is my feeble attempt at making sense of why I love birds so!}.

Thanks for the link to Gennine's blog...I will pay her a visit!

Have a great day, Karen!


Penny @ The Comforts of Home/Lavender Hill Studio said...

We have three bird feeders, two hummingbird feeders, a blue bird house....all so we can birdwatch.

Your fabric is beautiful!

LiLi M. said...

Gennine is even famous here Karen! A magazine has asked her to do some artwork for them, I cannot wait to see it.
I love this post! I have something with birds too. Now I'm making a bird pendant/bunting for a friend of mine.
How are you doing, hope all is well in your neck of the woods!

Elizabeth and Gary said...

Hi Karen,
Am I the only one on this earth that is frightened of birds...ever since I was a little girl and watched "The Birds" by Hitchcock.
The only birds I'm not scared of are doves and humming birds...I'm such a wimp......LOL
Karen your art is beautiful!!!
Have a sweet day and hugs, Elizabeth

Deanna said...

I always race over here after I get off from work and I somehow get re-energized. Birds are so beautiful and I have several of them around my home. I recently placed two little ones in my Fall centerpiece on my table. I need to place some bird feeders outside so I can enjoy sitting out back and watch them fly back and forth.

Deanna :D

The Painted Garden said...

Hi Karen,

Oh my - I love birds - they add so much life to the garden as well as to the home. Your fabric bird is so charming and your photographs are fabulous.
Thank you for your lovely comments on my blog about my art. I have never thought about licensing my art - don't know where to start looking into it - thank you for the suggestion.
Have a wonderful day.

Castles Crowns and Cottages said...

Oh Karen....another favorite subject of mine...LES OISEAUX. And that little couch with the fabric .....oh THAT LOOKS FAMILIAR! I have not attempted to cover my harp bench yet; I am enjoying MY FABRIC WAY TO MUCH AS A THROW Over my new white settee! It looks just perfect. Lots of love, Anita

The Quintessential Magpie said...

Karen, this is fabulous! I looked at all the fabric, and I love it! You are so talented and so sweet. It just radiates through every post.

I had a cute bird pay a visit the other day, and he perched for a drink on the side of the fountain. I will post his conversation with the fountain boy at some point. ;-)

Love to you, dear Karen, on this day and every day...


Sheila :-)

Pat @ Mille Fiori Favoriti said...

Karen I love all the birds in this sweet post! Whenever I see birds lined up on telephone wires I think they look like musical notes.

The migration seems to slower this year. By this time of the year my park is usually full of geese flying south. hardly one has stopped by as yet!

Enjoy all the birdsong!


Elaine said...

Love to watch the birds.. I once saw a flock of birds fly into a barren tree and when they settled it looked like the tree had leaves again.

I also watched a flock of robins take up a whole block after a rain when we were in Florida. To flow through the air like they do..what an adventure that would be.

Pondside said...

Birds and gardens just go together. I thoroughly enjoyed this post - can't get over the lovely fabrics. Brilliant!

Suz said...

Oh, Karen. That is so calming to me tonight. I love birds (except for the Hitchcock movie which put a damper on my love for years) and I adore your visual essays. Just beautiful work!

laurie @ bargain hunting said...

Karen, I love your imagination! That sofa with the cats is just wonderful! You are so talented. laurie