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Tuesday, March 27, 2012

Catching Raindrops ~ April Showers for Creative Tuesdays








April Showers is the theme at Creative Tuesdays this time!
Lil' Bird here is getting a springtime drink!





I was sitting at my desk, looking out the window thinking of an idea
of what to draw.  I was looking right into our blooming crab apple tree!
What a perfect start for my entry.
And then, of course, I just added the bird and showers!

I also took the header photo at the same time I snapped the tree. 
I'm so pleased with this photo of Mr. Cardinal!
Isn't he handsome?  I swear he poses!

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64 comments:

  1. so cute, I'll bet they really do that! And love your header photo, great capture! Happy Creative Tuesdays!

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    1. I have seen them let drops run off of the fence pickets and into their mouths! ha.

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  2. What a sweet drawing! I have always wished I could draw like that.

    Where I live the saying goes; September, October, November, December, January, February, March, April, May, June, July showers bring flooding and we have to buy flowers from the florist.

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    1. haha...now that is a lot of rain! :)

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  3. Great drawing! I wish I could draw that well. I swear, my brother got all the talent in the family so when I was born, there wasn't any left!

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    1. thanks, sprinkles...and I'm sure you are being way too hard on yourself. :) You can write...I know that!

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  4. Well showers be snow
    So let them flow
    Great drawing once more
    Here at your shore
    And that pic above is grand
    As it sits their all perched in the tree at your land
    It's like he model professionally or something
    Just waiting for you to let your camera fling

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    1. I meant beat
      Time for the bed to meet and greet..haha

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    2. I think snow beats showers actually
      but I know I'm in the minority.
      The drawing was fun to do
      but I'm more excited about my header, it's true.
      He does look like he models professionally
      his face even shows personality
      caught him kissing Mrs. Cardinal yesterday
      I guess that means more babies at my bay.

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    3. And more fun for the kitties too
      As another batch of those also come due
      Pffft you are in the minority there
      Quite crazy at your lair
      All the snow can come to you
      Once more it is cold here and snow is supposed to come due
      Take it back please
      I'll send it down and let you freeze...haha

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  5. Hi Betsy ... all just beautiful - the crab apple tree is such an amazingly pretty tree .. while your drawings are just beautiful; love the header too - who could miss Mr Cardinal ...

    Lovely - makes my heart sing on a sunny morning .. cheers Hilary

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    1. thanks, hilary...we have three crab apple trees and I enjoy them so much. I can see them from the windows in the kitchen and from my desk. We're having a sunny morning, too! xo

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  6. Beautiful picture of the cardinal...I have some nesting in a birdhouse and I am so thrilled! Your drawing is fantastic, you really are a creative soul!

    XO,
    Jane

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    1. I'm sure our cardinal couple will nest here...they've stayed all winter! Can't wait!

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  7. Beautiful pics - both the header and the flowers. Of course, your drawings are always great!

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  8. Precious little bird, and beautiful flowers.

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    1. well, thanks...and thanks for stopping by! :)

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  9. Awwwww love the look of your lil birdie as he or she catches raindrops!! Yay!!

    Mr Cardinal is BEAUTIFUL!! Take care
    x

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    1. thanks, kitty! this was a fun one to draw!

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  10. ummmm..you know i love birds and you know i love your drawing of birds...this one would look nice next to my other drawing from you on my fridge..just saying!! i love it!!! i got a manicure too on saturday but forgot to post:( but glad I got it done in time for flip flops!! I love your toes!!!

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    1. haha...ok...I'll keep that in mind! :)

      silly girl...you and Abby should have joined in!

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  11. I love this Betsy, look so cute!! here April is njce too a mix of autumn and the end of summer lol
    i told you i love your header!!

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    1. I love that part of summer turning to fall! You'll be so glad when the days aren't so hot!

      I love the new header, too! :)

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    2. Yes dear, in the mornings are so fresh! and I love it! but still in the day is hot, but the house is fresh now thanks God!Esperanza is in bed I think she has a cold Im worry but I cannot send her to school

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    3. aaah I love crab cakes:) Im hungry!

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    4. oh, sorry Esperanza is sick! It is cold here...the furnace is running!

      I'm sorting bottles. haha. SO many.

      Crab cakes...my very favorite! Our grocery has them very cheap right now and we are eating them every week!

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    5. ALso we have a nice sea sometimes I dont find crab meat Betsy you know Kani Kama (similar to crab) are nice too I used to bake with fish and cream at oven .

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  12. WOW- your camera is amazing...the shot of the cardinal is gorgeous -
    I adore this little spring birdy in all of his bath time glory! so cute!!!
    when are we going to see a Betsy's Art Illustrated calendar - your art is so very sweet - I love it!

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    1. thanks dear Heather. :) I should do something with my drawings...cookbook maybe? I just need more time in each day! ha.

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  13. Love the pictures! Mr Cardinal was posing just for you.

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    1. yes, he was! he's such a good sport! ha.

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  14. That Cardinal photo is absolutely AWARD winning Betsy! He is sooooo handsome! I love seeing their color swoop through the trees! Your drawing is wonderful too!

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    1. thank you! I really love this one!

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  15. It is a wonderful drawing. I really like the blooms on the trees too. Great Cardinal shot.

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    1. the blooms are gorgeous right now...I'm enjoying them so much (except my allergies. ha.)

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  16. Love your sweet little bird drawing; I always look forward to seeing what you will come up with for CT. And your cardinal header is nothing short of magnificent. I wish we had cardinals in CA.

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    1. I think it's interesting that the whole country doesn't have cardinals! They are one of my favorites!

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  17. Yes, he's a very handsome cardinal and that bird (illustrated) is cute. What a great idea to use the blossoming tree right there for inspiration. Love your take on the theme here, Betsy. funny. TY!

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  18. oh, btw, I agree with Heather's comment above--about a calendar with your art in it. I'm sure it woudl sell well. People love birds, gardens and such, and with your friendly, cute drawings it;s a perfect match. :)

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    1. Great! Thanks. Let's make a deal...you get your greeting cards printed and ready for sale and we can made a trade. :)

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  19. I agree with you...Mr. Cardinal does seem to like the camera...or is it you he likes? :) I love your flowering crab apple. Your drawings are always sweet and capture your love of nature.

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    1. haha...well, maybe it IS me he likes. He is always making eye contact through the window. lol.

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  20. Betsy, this is so lovely, I can almost hear the bird singing for the joy of the rain falling.

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  21. you really ARE quite good at this, you know! beautiful drawing and gorgeous photos!! Hope your Tuesday is going well and that this will be one of those times that things WON'T break in threes :)

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    1. thanks, Martha...the drawing was fun to do...and easy to keep my bird theme going on. ha.

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  22. I also love the drawings and the photos! I myself have a large chunk of my heart rented out to my love of creatures and animals, so it's always really nice to find others who enjoy animals and creating art about them <3 Lovely color and design!

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  23. I so agree with what everyone has said - such a pretty drawing - and the cardinal photo is terrific. We don't have anything quite so bright and showy here. They must gladden your heart to see them flitting about.

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    1. the cardinal is fun...and he has a Mrs! Hopefully they will build a nest. :)

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  24. Cute little birdie, this is such a serene and calm drawing, I can almost picture it. Love your header by the way.

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    1. thanks, dina....calm and serene...just what I need. ha.

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  25. Not sure which I like better, your header photo or your CT sketch. Oh, well, since one's a photo and one's a drawing, I guess it's an apples & oranges kinda thing anyway...

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  26. I just saw a cardinal on my deck today and he was so bright - just like in your gorgeous photo. Love the illustration - birds just seem to make everything happier, don't they?! :)

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    1. yes, I agree...I really enjoy them! And I'm so glad you've joined CT! :)

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  27. so cute - I love your birds! very sweet rain piece

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    1. thanks alicia...loved yours, too! :)

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  28. A rellay lovely post Betsy, great photos and sentiments. Spring is such a relief!

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    1. thanks, angela....we barely had a winter so spring doesn't seem like a drastic change this year! It's still nice to see the blooms, though.

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