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Sunday, July 29, 2012

Little Yellow Canary



"Birds sing after a storm; why shouldn't people feel as free
to delight in whatever sunlight remains to them?"

Rose Kennedy
1890-1995

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66 comments:

  1. look adorable; I love cage (jaula?) love it like all your nice draws:)

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    1. Thanks, Gloria. :) Yes, cage! I wish I could speak Spanish as well as you speak English. :)

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    2. thanks Betsy but sometimes I forget some words!
      beautiful cage!

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  2. nice....did you create the texture in the background or is that the weave of the page? if you did, very good....lovely pic, really like the bright colors betsy...love the quote that goes with it as well...

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    1. thanks, Bri...no, I didn't draw the wallpaper texture. Neat quote, huh....it's like making lemonade. :)

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  3. Adorable as usual! Serena is impressed as well! Love the quote too. :)Storms are no fun, but the songs are nice and hope filled :)

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    1. that is true...and the storms make the sun seem even brighter! :)

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  4. It is really so wonderful. Great illustration!!!!

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    1. thanks larry...I see a few details I'd like to do over but, oh well! ha.

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  5. I love the happy and free spirit of this! The sweet bird is singing her heart out. And I love daisies : )
    Great quote, too. A winner all around.

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    1. Tnanks, Cathy. She seems very happy to be singing outside the cage, doesn't she? ha.

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  6. thats just lovely, beautiful, wonderful words as well!!

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    1. thanks Laure....now if I could just do it in watercolor...hmmm...

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  7. Ok, it's very rare that I'll say this...but that little canary is adorable!!!! Maybe because she's yellow, but still, she's freaking cute! :) :)

    P.S. Did you get the fantasy football invite? The draft is August 10 so I'm trying to get all the teams in place.

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    1. It has to be the yellow. ha.

      Yes, I got it! August 10th..ok. Do I have to do anything before then? I've never done this before, in case you can't tell. lol....

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  8. He is singing his heart out!! Cute, Betsy!! You are so good at this! blessings ~ tanna

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    1. Thanks, Tanna...I think he looks pretty happy, too!

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  9. Enjoy your sunday Betsy !
    Best regards from Paris,

    Pierre

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    1. Hi Pierre! Ah, I even you in Paris today...would love to escape to there. :)

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  10. Hello!
    So glad to see you here at Sunday Sketches!
    This quote is truly beautiful....and so right on.
    love the illustration you came up with too......
    HUGS

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    1. Thanks, Heather! It's fun to be there! :)

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  11. So cute! I'm loving the happy yellow bird!

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    1. Thanks Debbie :) And thanks for stopping by, too!

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  12. Lovely illustration and love the quote ~ very inspiring ~ thanks, namaste, (A Creative Harbor)

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    1. well, thanks for stopping by, Carol! :) Cute little artmuse dog, too! :)

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  13. This is such a cute piece Betsy! And I like the quote!

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  14. How cute, what a wonderful piece!

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    1. thank you missy...loving your cute little avatar, too! :)

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  15. Beautiful illustration...love that the little bird is outside of his cage...happy as can be.. :)

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    1. I think he's happy to have escaped! ha. Thanks,dear. The other day I came across that sweet little
      drawing you did of my triplets. Aw...thanks again for that. :)

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  16. Nicely done, Betsy! That is one cute little canary.

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  17. We have tried a lot of supplements, though not Glutamine. Many times side effects are relatively easy to spot but the benefits are harder, as it may take more time for them to emerge. Are Spencer and Alex on it, too?

    They are so adorable in the crib!

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    1. Yes, they are all three on it. I stumbled across this article, written by a lady who has autism and who takes 2000 mgs per day of glutamine. It sounded worth a try..

      http://www.autismtoday.com/articles/Clearing%20up%20poor%20information%20about%20Glutamine.asp?name=Donna%20Williams

      We started at a lower dose, of course, and plan to increase it. Yes, benefits can be hard to spot. It's such a puzzle we're trying to put together! Sigh.. :)

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    2. Thanks for the link. Interesting! I'll ask our DAN doc to see what he thinks.

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  18. Ah that's such a lovely canary - I can hear him singing his little heart out!

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    1. Thanks WS....glad you can hear his cheerly little song. :)

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  19. Wow! Such detail here and so beautifully executed! Delightful in color and design!

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    1. Well, thanks Lynn...and thanks so much for stopping by, toO!

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  20. Love the black & white with the yellow focal point. It pops. Sweet design Bets.

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    1. wonderful...that's exactly the look I was going for! :)

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  21. I'm still struggling with commenting on three of my favorite blogs. Yours is one of them. I like that this bird has his freedom and enjoys his "cage" only as a safe haven. :)

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    1. Aw, I'm so sorry! What a pain! Blogger gave me a generic profile on my avatar yesterday. So weird. lol.... What's going on with them? Sigh.

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  22. yogurt and blueberries :) yam!

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  23. So happy to have found your blog and your drawing is such a delight.... love the quote as well... really liked that what is happening now list as well... great addition to your blog...xx

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    1. thanks, tracey...it's been great to meet you and see your blog today, too! :)

      The best thing about that 'happening now' on my sidebar is that it forces me to decide what we're having for dinner the night before. lol. ;)

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  24. What a sweet little bird! And the cage came out perfectly.

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    1. Thank you Sabina! It's been great meeting you and seeing your blog today, too!

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  25. Free as a bird could be used
    But then the bird might get confused
    Me comparing a bird to a bird
    Is just absurd haha
    But looks happy to be free
    Better just avoid chirping to loud and alerting a kitty haha

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    1. wouldn't want to tempt a kitty like that
      or it could end the chirp and chat!
      lol.....

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  26. Great painting Betsy and what a talented 'birdie' you are LOL I like it that the canary is free to come and go whenever he pleases and that is why he sings I expect. But what if you had drawn a tiger - would the door be open, I wonder? LOL

    Thanks for your visit and I replied that we are not attending the Olympics this time - I am much too fast for them on the track and want to give the youngsters a chance!! LOL. Actually I am very keen to watch track and field on the goggle box. Just imagine our public transport being so bad and supposing we had paid to watch the 100 meters final!! 9.5 seconds and wooosh! It's over!! and we are still on the M25 LOL.
    Much better to watch it on the telly!! LOL

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    1. haha...silly man. Yes, I suppose you are right...that is a lot of trouble for 9.5 seconds. :)
      Watching on TV is so much more enjoyable...not to mention you get to see 40 minutes worth of commercials every hour! lol.... :)

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  27. Oh and I really like your set up for REPLIES to comments. I must alter my blog to accommodate this feature - speak soon

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    1. yes...one of the best things blogger has done....and the chatting is the best part! :)

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  28. Your drawings are always so delightful and I could very easily see you doing work for children's books.

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  29. Welcome to SS, Betsy. Do hope you enjoy the fun. Your bird cage is darling and love the yellow birdie. :) Sorry for the delay...as you've read, I've been quite ill.

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    1. Thanks, Alex. I guess I didn't realize who you were until today looking through your blog. I feel like I know you! ha. Of all the art co-ops to join and I pick yours. Quite amazing, actually. Thanks for your kind comment. Glad you're feeling a bit better. :)

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  30. In the middle of my comment, it disappeared, so if you see half a comment you will know why! I love this little yellow bird and it does remind me of you! I am just not blogging as much since i went private, but I so appreciate your visits when I do! God bless you! ;)

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    1. haha...I haven't seen a half comment floating around yet. :) I miss you blogging! Maybe you could open your up to public again? Just don't use any full names of your kiddos and I think you'll be fine. :)

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  31. I love your drawings, they are so colourful and inviting, have you ever thought about illustrating children's books? ;) Hope you will have a lovely week,
    xoxo

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