Have you ever seen the show Portlandia on IFC? Hilarious. "In Portland you can put a bird on something and just call it art".
(and can I just swoon for a while over Carrie Brownstein - bad-ass guitarist from my favorite, now-defunct band, Sleater-Kinney, whose new band, Wild Flag, is also totally bad ass? Because who knew, until Portlandia, that she could act, and was funny? not me. damn, she's cool. I want to be her when I grow up.)
Anyway, while looking for the video link, I found this little tasty tidbit from IFC: (putabirdonit.com) that allows you to (you guessed it) put a bird onto any website. I don't know why I find this so hilarious, but I kept doing it all morning. Here's what this blog looks like with a bird on it.
|See? Now it's art!|
ANYWAY, I really do have a point AND some art to share. Because in spite of birds being SO five minutes ago, I still love them.
I just created a series of 9 bird-themed ATCs for a swap-bot trade and absolutely loved making them. All nine cards went to the same partner and we were required to send nine different birds. I tried to mix it up with different styles and techniques. I was having so much fun, I could have easily made nine more. It was hard to let them go.
|(look! an image transfer that doesn't totally suck! yippee!)|
Put a bird on it!