Wednesday, February 18, 2009

Animal Wednesday: Every Birdie Welcome!

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Each year the Pacific Grove Historical Society has a fundraiser where they ask many local artists to create and donate a birdhouse. This is my entry for last year. It brought in $185 for the cause, and hopefully a wonderful bird family loves the house! I also got an honorable mention. You should have seen some of those houses! Wow, what imaginations!

I bought the house already painted green. I added the sky and branches in the front with a butterfly. The back design is an espalier with two house sparrows.
Each side has a little bird with a juicy berry and the top has a nest with 3 eggs. The photo of the top and the right side can't be found. Oh well, you get the idea!

I thought it would be an appropriate post for today with so many of us wishing for the first signs of Spring.

Happy Animal Wednesday!

27 comments:

  1. As I'm looking at it, I'm 'Oh my God, I love it, that sweet woman has so much talent.'

    You are so kind, and you do make me feel better. Just as you whisper to animals, I hear and feel your whispers over here.

    Fantastic house, I love love the back. Trees and birds how could anyone go wrong with that combo.

    Love Renee

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  2. I am absoulutey sure some birds are raising children in this wonderful house as I write this!
    It's lovely on all sides Lolo.
    And how nice that it brought in money for a worthy cause. Nice of you to do it!

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  3. such a beautiful birdhouse. no wonder it brought in so much money to echo Lynn.

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  4. That is absolutely breathtakingly beautiful! Well done.

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  5. is there anything you don't give your heart and soul to? this is perfectly lovely...tee hee and so are you. btw, my 'inspire me thursday' post was for last week, not this week, i'm too slow....huggles and wfs matey.

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  6. O wow Lolo! what a birdhouse!!!!
    it is a work of art!
    I hope a bird family is happy in that mansion, but should I own this beauty I would keep it inside, too much rain in Holland..........
    And how sweet of you to paint it for the good cause.
    Happy Animal Wednesday!
    Glad you liked my picture!
    I am enjoying the weather here and hope spring will come soon when I am home again........

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  7. What a lucky bird! It's just darling and so inviting. If I were a bird, I'd have to fly by and hang out. :) Hope you're having a lovely day.

    Peace ~M

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  8. WOW...you really brought in some money for that, which was great! It is very pretty. I love birds, as you know!!! Thanks for showing!

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  9. Wow this is really cool. I used to paint birdhouses. I couldnt put that outside its to pretty.

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  10. renee said everything just right. i agree with every word!

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  11. all i can keep saying is oh my god.

    this is sooooo beautiful. i love the detail of the bark...and the colours work so well.

    this will be a highly prized home for generations to come.

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  12. What a beautiful birdie residence you've created with your paintings. Delightful for both the occupants and the owners of the house!

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  13. Absolutely fabulous Lolo!!!! You are so generous with your talent. Beautiful.

    HAW

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  14. Oh, that is really, really neat! You did a wonderful job. I really like your cactus monday drawing....I'm catching up from the weekend!

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  15. That's a lovely home for your feathered friends!

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  16. It's your Mom's birthday today. Make sure to raise a glass to her today.

    You are a child of the universe no less than the trees and the stars.....

    You are so talented and knowledgeable that you can finish anything you want too.

    Love Renee

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  17. Wow - how did I miss your blog!!! Found you through Renee of coarse! I love your work!!! I adore painting on wood - the bird house is wonderful!! Loved looking at your art space too!!
    Please don't let your education stop you from writing that book - it sounds wonderful! I wanna read it!!! Some of the most amazing people have no degree!! Go for it girl!!!! Sarah

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  18. I am so glad to see that you realize I do not have a selfish bone in my body. I have a million.

    I am totally selfish lots of the time and totally giving lots of the time too.

    I adore you and think you are brilliant.

    I am wondering Madam if you can send me your home address. If so, please send it by comment on the blog and then I will not post the comment.

    Love Renee

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  19. Beautiful work and yes a tonic for the Winter blues. BLUES! Ha!
    I got your brilliant cards. Love them! Thanks for enduring my computer madness.
    I'm looking forward to hearing more about this story your writing. I read your post at Renee's.
    Have a great day!

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  20. Beautifully done, Laurel! :)

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  21. Birdhouses...spring must be just round the corner!

    Please stop by my kitties blog and pick up your Kreativ Blogger award :)

    http://furrydancecats.blogspot.com

    Teri and the cats of Furrydance

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  22. Just seeing this now! Girl - you are amazing!!!!!

    and thanks.....for everything

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  23. What a wonderful treat for that lucky birdie family! What a beautiful house!

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  24. Fabulous...such gentle color and beauty!...This must be a condo for the hig 'Wrent" district of Birdieland! (Sorry I could not resist the pun...LOl :) )

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  25. Your artwork is beautiful! If I were a bird, it's where I'd hang my hat, or feathers.

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  26. Wonderful work, would have loved having it in my garden.

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