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Tuesday, June 12, 2012

Celebration for Creative Tuesdays



Celebrations is the theme at Creative Tuesdays this week.
I know some of our British bloggers will do something for the
Queen's recent Diamond Jubilee.  How fun!  I thought I'd do something
patriotic for my country, who's 236th birthday is coming up on July 4th!
This neighborhood of bird houses is celebrating in style!


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83 comments:

  1. What sweet little bird houses...
    I have a Purple Martin house that looks just like the one on the right...
    and the gourd ones are adorable...such a talented lady you are...full of artistic talent...
    Have a great evening...

    Cheers!
    Linda :o)

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    1. You know, I've always wanted a purple martin house! I think they are so charming! You need to show pictures on your blog! :) Do you have any inhabitants?

      The gourd ones are so cute, too. I really should grow them in my garden just so I can have a few houses!

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    2. Becky...you can delete that on your end...thanks...sorry about that!!! check out May 25 on my blog...it is about the Martins...and I am sorry to report, that they really don't eat all that many mosquitoes...their food of choice is Dragonflies!!!
      when we lower the house in the fall, and clean it all up, there are TONS of dragonfly wings...the only part they don't eat...I bought 2 gourd birdhouses for the swallows...they nest further in near the cottage...We have 2 pairs right now...pretty pitiful :o( Used to have 16 pairs...their numbers seem to be dwindling...after all, they fly all the way from Brazil!!!

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    3. Ok...I'll check that out! Thanks. Dragonflies, huh...wow...I guess that's more filling and satisfying than mosquitoes. lol. I didn't know the swallows came from Brazil...how very interesting! Even if there weren't any birds in the martin house, I still think it would be charming to have in my yard. :)

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    4. The Martins come from Brazil...and yes...they are charming to look at!!

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    5. OK...lovely post! Your martin house is really nice....you keep it clean and renovated...haha...I'm sure the martins appreciate it! Maybe the swallows could stop here in Ohio on their way up there to see you! :)

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    6. Allrighty then...I will put in a good word for you this weekend!!! I speak Martin :o)

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    1. They look like a patriotic flock, don't they? :)

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  3. Nice not only patriotic, beauty I love the birds houses:)))

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    1. It just looks festive, doesn't it? :)...and summery.

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    2. should I have drawn some frost on their roofs for you? haha.

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    3. would be nice!But all of us now at 4 July is hot there I can wait for the summer again all pass so fast!

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    4. I know you love summer. I'll give you mine!
      Because I don't think it's so divine.

      haha...oh dear...I'm rhyming like Pat.

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    5. I dont like hot time like you dear, but love swim and the fruits OM all these peaches,apricots, and berries I loved LOL

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    6. Yes, that is true...I've been eating SO many berries! yum!

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    7. Oh Betsy you know I love berries, OK I will for my turn LOL

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    8. you have to take a picture to the pool, I love all pools!

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    9. I did take a picture of it in the rain today! I'll show it soon.
      will have to take some of the boys once they get in it. :)

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    10. With rain! OM but soon you will have only nice time!

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    11. yes, it was too cool today and rainy...hopefully we will have some hot sun to warm up the water!

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  4. I love bird houses! That gourd one is sure pretty! I like purple martins too! when I was a little girl we had some in a big "house" just about 25 feet from our front door. They were fun to watch and I loved to hear them sing.

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    1. I love martin houses but have never seen a martin! I wonder if I got a house, if they would come? I hear they eat mosquitoes. That would be wonderful! haha. And their houses are high enough to be away from the cats!

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    2. You need to be close to open water...they eat,drink and mate while in flight!!

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    3. while in flight? wow! Now that is pretty impressive!

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    4. we didn't have open water close by back then, but since they have made a big pond in front of the house and moved the martin box.

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    5. haha...I found it...just did a martin search in your little box there!

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  5. All nice and patriotic of you
    But of all your drew
    I don't see one single bird
    I looked and looked and my word
    You ruined your streak
    And sent the birds up the creek
    Could be one in the house
    Like a scared mouse
    But we will never know
    Because they don't want to show

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    1. sometime I only show the nest
      or maybe only the eggs at best
      it's just the bird theme that remains
      but made you look all the same!
      hahaha.

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    2. Yeah I thought you hid one there
      With an eye or something sticking out of their lair
      But not a one
      Tricky today under your sun

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    3. If it bothers your OCD
      I could add one, or three. :)

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    4. OK, I did a little edit and added one
      just because I think you're so much fun.
      lol.

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    5. haha well it didn't bother me that much at all
      But so fun I can get you to do an edit at your hall
      With a little beak
      Sticking out as it plays hide and seek

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    6. and it has Drazin eyes
      much to our surprise!
      lol.

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  6. thats a whole motel chain hanging from your tree...ha...free as a bird you know...smiles...nice art betsy...

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    1. haha...or a time share resort. lol...

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  7. wonderful details as usual Betsy, and a lovely patriotic take on the theme!

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    1. thanks, Christine...looking forward to seeing yours, too!...always so nice!

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  8. Ok, I could just move into that neighborhood. What a darling set of birdhouses..and my goodness, I'm already in the mood for 4th of July. Love the details on each house, and the flags, how special. Fireworks to boot...this is really a neat celebration, Betsy.

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    1. thanks, Wanda...you know, it really isn't my favorite drawing, but it will do. ha. It was fun to draw, I will say that!

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  9. Oh, what a great idea!!! You always come up with fun and unique ways to incorporate your signature "birds" in your art. :)

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    1. Thanks, Jax. And they are friendly birds, too...I swear! No Hitchcock birds in the whole neighborhood! lol.

      loved your post today, btw....still chuckling about that one. :)

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  10. I can appreciate your feelings and think you have all the makings of being a great Canadian should you choose to move a little north.

    In Canada we celebrate on July 1. http://www.pch.gc.ca/eng/1292265752243/1292265752246

    Great drawing! Something we all celebrate... nature.

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    1. some of my favorite bloggers are Canadian! :) Neat website, too...145 years coming up!

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    1. like a barrel of monkeys? haha...oh, I loved your post today! :) SO cute.

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  12. Clever and cute. I love the thought of our feathered friends celebrating the 4th of July!

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    1. Well, they are smarter than we think, so they probably do! :)

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  13. Love these birdhouses!! So so cute!! Awwww Happy birthday America! take care
    x

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  14. love. love. love. your patriotic birdhouse 'hood!! Great job, Betsy!!!

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    1. Thanks, tanna...I guess it could be a Memorial Day picnic, couldn't it..or July 4th, too!

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  15. So darn sweet!! And the flags and fireworks add such a nice touch!

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    1. thanks, Christie! Did you join in this time? Must go check! :)

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  16. Picture perfect! What a fun way to celebrate.

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  17. What a fun, elaborate way to illustrate the topic. I especially love the gazebo birdhouse! Very much.

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  19. Whoa, that's a very clever take and so nice to see a celebration of US after all the Jubilee stuff too. Great job. Personally, i'd rather do the 4th....for as long as we have the US as is!

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    1. I watched quite a bit of the Jubilee celebrations on TV! Fun!

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  20. this is adorable!! I love how you incorporate an avian theme into everything you do. I would love to live in one of those celebratory houses for sure!

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  21. Hi Betsy how aare you? here arin a lot and is so cold!! Ditto is sick in bed;(

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    1. Sorry I wanna say rain a lot, Im without my read glasses sorry!

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    2. Oh, poor Ditto! Your kids are having one of those school years....catching every bug that comes along! ugh. Harry had one of those years this past school year! He never missed so many school days before!

      Rainy and cold...sounds like a good day to bake something. The oven will warm up the kitchen! :)

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    3. Yes they catching every bug and he had a headache in the morning:(
      Yes i was thinking in bake but I dont know Im lazy today:)

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    4. I hope he's not sick on his birthday tomorrow!

      Well, some days it's nice to be lazy! ha.

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    5. Yes or at least they will be fine to weekend:)

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  22. this makes me happy - very very patriotic and i love that
    i am telling you, you need a calendar with one of your illustraations per month!
    adorable, betsy!

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    1. aw, thanks heather...seriously..that coming from you of all people really means a lot!

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  23. Betsy, your creative work always amazes me. You could always start another side business on Etsy!

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    1. Funny that you mention Etsy, Janelle as I was just thinking of that this week! I need to get myself organized and just do it!

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  24. So cute - the red, white, blue theme will do for us in UK too. I like the fireworks too.

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  25. You are so seriously talent. I enjoy seeing what you'll do next. Love the many birdhouses. Sure wish I could draw like that.

    Wow, 236 years. What a blessing!

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    1. thanks, deb..but you know, it wasn't one of my favorites! ha. Yes, that is a lot of years, isn't it? But compared to some other countries, we are so young! :)

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  26. Betsy, brilliant minds think a like eh…The eh was for pat-lol I love the different styles of roofing you put on the homes. Really a great job here. Thanks

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    1. haha...careful, or Pat will weave you into one of his crazy stories! haha.

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  27. My goodness, is it really 236 years! It seems like only yesterday that you were part of the family.

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  28. Betsy, this is so lovely and such a lovely celebration for the 236th July 4th birthday. I could quite happily live in this neighbourhood.

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  29. What fun you must have creating these drawings. This is particularly whimsical.

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