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Monday, January 17, 2011

Scarf

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The theme for this Creative Tuesday is scarf.
Mr. and Mrs. Jay are sharing an extra long cable knit scarf.
It's keeping them warm and cozy this winter!
And here below is my inspiration for my drawing...
the real Mr. and Mrs. Jay, as seen from my "window nook
kitchen office". You see why I'm happy the feeder is in
view? I never miss a thing while sitting at my desk!
You should see them swallow peanuts whole! At least
the chickadees nibble on them and savor every bite! LOL!
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50 comments:

  1. Oh Betsy, how adorable... You could almost call them "Love Birds" all intertwined in that lovely scarf!!!

    Great job, love the details of the tree, leaf and snowflakes. This is wonderful...I think it would make a lovely note card.

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  2. Such a great image. You are quit talented.

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  3. I'm impressed !
    As always :)
    Just beautiful.....
    Jo
    x

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  4. Your drawing is amazing! You have so much realistic detail on the birds and the snowflakes. And blue birds are my favorite : )

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  5. awww...cute little jays...bet the scarves keep them a little warm...

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  6. Thanks, Wanda~ I think I've finally figured out that it's layers of colors that make things look more realistic with colored pencils...that and trying to do more with shadowing. Now that I've figured out trees and bark, you may be seeing lots of them! LOL!

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  7. Love your jays and their scarves!! Don't you know they wish they had some on these cold days?!

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  8. Tanna ~ now, if I could only knit like you! ;)

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  9. Betsy, this is really good! So much detail.

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  10. Your art work is so cute! I wish we had birds here but no trees next to us. I have put out a bird feeder but it is still full.
    As for finding my recipes..I don't know how to do all that, I am still a dummie about most of this. I do know where my bread recipe is and thats about it! ;D

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  11. Beautiful drawing and photo, I love the sentiment of a shared scarf.;)
    xoxo

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  12. That is so pretty, Betsy. So glad you find a little time to relax and enjoy your drawing. xa

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  13. oh, what a lovely pair...all rugged up in their cable knit scarf. So sweet! Love your snowflakes too:)

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  14. Love the painting! Gorgeous! And those Jays are something to see! Great feeder by the way...and perfect location!!
    Hugs
    SueAnn

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  15. The window feeder is a fabulous idea. I use the window sill outside and in the summer have to scrub it off as it gets dirty. The problem with it is that it is too low and I have to stand up and shoot down on the birds through the glass. Not the best solution. I will have to see about making a feeder that hooks on or over the window sill some way.

    I like your blue jay picture too. Very talented. I think you and Tess are sisters or related, cousins, maybe. You two look so much alike. I hope you are related.

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  16. Delightful Betsy, absolutely delightful. Picture and photograph alike.

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  17. Abe ~ thank you. The flower box makes a great feeder in the winter because you can just open the window to fill it! :)

    Tess is my sister, yes.

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  18. So cute!!!
    When I first looked at this I thought "that's so sweet" then I started looking at the details and the snowflakes in particular, and I was just wowed.
    I don't know how you find the time. Do the boys like to draw at all? I'd love to see something they produced

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  19. Birdie ~ I'm so fortunate to have time when they are at school every day and I stay up waaaay too late to enjoy some quiet night time hours. :)

    No, they don't draw! Some autistic kids do and are very good. A few years ago I tried..I thought drawing trains would intrigue them but nobody had interest. I should try again now that they are a little older!

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  20. SO beautiful!
    I really LOVE your detailed snowflakes!

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  21. SO beautiful!
    I really LOVE your detailed snowflakes!

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  22. Beautiful!! A gorgeous piece!

    What wonderful inspiration you have too!!

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  23. Best Buddies, no doubt! Great pic Betsy! They look cozy and warmed by the scarf! Have a fun day today!
    :) xoxo Unks

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  24. This is so so cute! I adore how you incorporate birds, I know I won't ever tire of them!

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  25. I love the drawing! You are very gifted! I also love the view from your office... there is some good inspiration from out that window! :)

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  26. I love the bird view from my kitchen nook. Very creative and appropriate. So blue and lovey. blessings
    QMM

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  27. betsy, beautiful work~ you have really done a great job with the details on these little love birds! love the way the scarf is surrounding the birds together, too xxoo -

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  28. Wow, Betsy, you have done an incredible job here on something so intricate, detailed and well thought out. It is spectacular and so cozy too...as well as utterly adorable. Awww..to be Mr and Mrs Jaybirds. Cute.

    I love the snowflakes too, the leaves and the colour. Outstanding. I am so humbled you;d take that much time on this, knowing you've been ill to. thank you. I love it!

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  29. OH!!! an dI was holding my breath about Harry---hoping he didn;t strip down at school. LOL. Too funny and sort of quirky cute too.

    BTw, I think after seeing all your cute bird pictures it seems almost somehow wrong to eat Chix pie!! LOL.

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  30. Thanks dear Mmm ~ but you know when you're sick, it feels good just to sit and sketch! :)

    And Harry! LOL! Yes, true...although stranger things have happened at school. Oh my.

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  31. You've painted a beautiful little picture there! Do you ever frame any of them? I know they're worthy of framing. Love the photo too. I envy you the selection of little birds you get in your garden. Kathleen.

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  32. I love this drawing it is so cute and adorable. You are very talented.

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  33. I love your beautiful jays. How nice you have inspiration for your art right outside your window. Jays are lots of fun to watch.

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  34. Great inspiration for a great piece. Those blue jay are beautiful (if noisy) neighbors.

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  35. Such a wonderful drawing and a wonderful photo too! How amazing to have that view :)

    xo
    Kristin

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  36. Hi Betsy, thank you for popping by my blog... I love the birds you have drawn and how fantastic to have the real thing in your garden. I read your profile, wow... you truely are a super woman.. you five men are really lucky to have you...

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  37. Catherine ~ well, thank you! Thanks for the visit, too...I'm glad you joined in with us at CT!

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  38. these blue jays look toasty warm betsy.. i love the theme and how you used it ..blessings

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  39. You are very talented, great drawing and photo also. x

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  40. Jay's are such beautiful birds aren't they? We have one visit recently and I went nuts! Love the ideas of love jays and I would wear that scarf myself!

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  41. Oh, really. I love your work. I hope you are framing these and hanging them around the house. Maybe in your "office," so that you can remember the seasons as they change.

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  42. Tracey ~ I haven't forgotten the one you requested either...I need to get that in the mail to you! :) I need a big envelope!

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  43. So fun to see your inspiration too!

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  44. so cute and I love your snowflakes!

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  45. Just wanted to say thanks for stopping by my blog but also that I love this artwork, it's great!

    and wow, triplets, I can't imagine, just one autistic child is overwhelming at times! love him to pieces of course! He's basically non verbal too but can talk a bit when he REALLY wants something...or to repeat movie lines...

    -Andrea

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  46. Wow that is Gorgeous, sweet and beautifully done !!

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  47. Thank you, Susan! That means a lot coming from a 'real' artist like yourself! :)

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  48. I LOVE this one Betsy...so many of them! This is especially wonderful...and I also love the new bird header at the top of your blog!

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