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Wedding Birds.

May 4, 2012


It’s getting real….

real close to my brother’s wedding…  I am so excited.  His wonderful fiance has asked me to paint a flock of birds for the reception…so everyday I release a new creation.  If you call me on the phone and my voice sounds quiet…it’s “the birds”…. if my 7kids can’t find me…”momma’s with the birds”.

Tons of whimsical birds.

I just love my brothers.  To think one is getting married is just mind blowing.  They are eleven years younger then me and I just really got to appreciate them when they were babies.  I watched them all summer and every weekend…well and ,plus nights.  So I think the sun rises and sets on their heads…and now this extends to Ben’s fiance.  I would do anything for them…even put myself out there in paint.

Everyone keeps asking me…”well how many birds do you need to paint yet?’…and I can’t tell you…because some birds are not cute…so for every blah~bird, I make myself paint two more.  And it’s their wedding for crying out loud..I can’t have my quirky birds drop the ball.  So every spare minute…(and plenty I just take from other moments I should be doing something else), I paint birds.

You know what is really crazy…people getting married!  That just blows my mind…and don’t get me wrong I did it.  But that you  would find someone in this world and think…”I want to have my best and worst days with you”…just crazy!  “I will be real with you…and somedays I will so not be real with you…and then we will have to hash that out later”…that is just nuts and wonderful all at the same time.

Hopefully this weekend I can take a bird break and put all of my garden in, in lieu of just leaving all the plants on the deck.  My entire deck is lined with plants being adequately tortured and desperately needing to be planted.



~For more of the Quirky Birds:
How it all started with Vivid Birds.
Painting for Peace

~Some of my other favorite art:
The Vows
The Sound of Paint…or so you want to be a worship leader, meh
Bee Attitudes.

~For posts about my brothers:
No one is older here.
Zombie Run (shrug)
Passover to Easter

42 Comments leave one →
  1. May 4, 2012 12:22 pm


    I’m stopping by from Lisa Jo’s and this post is such a gift. YOU are such a gift: your art- in whatever form it is taking, is such a gift. I love the wedding birds! So beautiful.

    Thanks for sharing your real joy!

  2. r.elliott permalink
    May 4, 2012 1:21 pm

    Oh the birds are just beautiful…they will add to the celebration for sure…to be able to create like this is such a gift my friend. There are 11 years between # 1 and # 4 13 between #5….you sound truly like an older sister… that was probably a part time momma… my daughter knows this well…blessings to you as you paint this gift to them…

    • May 4, 2012 2:53 pm

      well to put your mind at rest… it really is a blessing.
      I love that I adore my brothers. They are wonderful.T

  3. May 4, 2012 1:40 pm

    wow this is going to be a wonderful celebration with your gorgeous birds. Happy PPF, Annette x

  4. May 4, 2012 1:45 pm

    love your colorful, whimsical birds. i’m sure your sister-in-law to be will be tickled pink. so sweet to read about your love for your brother. i’m sure his wedding will be just lovely!

    • May 4, 2012 2:55 pm

      oh I am sure it will be.
      My sister in law is a sweetie and she is very appreciative.

  5. May 4, 2012 1:47 pm

    I adore your birds!

    • May 4, 2012 2:57 pm

      oh my gosh thank you.
      Everyone is being so kind about them.
      IT’s really inspiring since I have so many more to do.

  6. sonyamacdesigns permalink
    May 4, 2012 1:48 pm

    Birds are everywhere … outside and on paper and they are most beautiful!

  7. May 4, 2012 2:07 pm

    very beautiful birds. I know how you feel. My son is getting married next Saturday. Mothers Day Weekend. I have been busy from sun up till sundown. (I know its typically the mother of the Bride that does all this. But I offered. And they took me up on the offer- I am honored.) Just got the bouttonieres done- and dont ask me how to spell that cuz each try was wrong and spell check was no help. Off to cut lengths of twine for my canning jar flower vases and finally fix the other flower girl dresses. (two sizes too big at least!)

    • May 4, 2012 3:01 pm

      I figured that is why you have been absent.
      I can’t wait to see the pics from all your hard work
      You go girl!

      • May 4, 2012 11:12 pm

        Seems both of us are using our talents to bless others on their special days.

  8. May 4, 2012 2:25 pm

    they are beautiful, your brother and his soon to be wife will love them.

  9. eggthoughts permalink
    May 4, 2012 2:32 pm

    Um, I totally identify about the plants! That is exactly how my patio was until today, lined with neglected, inplanted plants!
    And those birds are absolutely adorable. Hope you are able to get them all finished in time! ~Frances

    • May 4, 2012 3:03 pm

      me to!

      I have since, gotten some more plants actually in the ground.

  10. Dre permalink
    May 4, 2012 2:35 pm

    Tears, T. We are so blessed by you everyday. Can’t wait to REALLY call you my sister! I love the new one up top, she’s a beauty!

    • May 4, 2012 3:04 pm

      Awww sweetsie! I love you.
      you are so wonderful and I am so glad you and Ben found each other you balance each other beautifully.
      Here’s to forever! (clink) cheers!

  11. pointypix permalink
    May 4, 2012 3:27 pm

    these are so beautiful – how lucky your brother and his fiancée are to have a sister like you and how amazing will these beautiful birds look on their wedding day.

  12. May 4, 2012 4:21 pm

    I got so caught up in all your links I almost forgot to comment!! Great and loving gesture! Your whimsical birds are so lovely!!

    Hugs Giggles

    • May 4, 2012 4:52 pm

      Oh I loved that you relaxed here awhile.
      and thank you so much for taking the time to come back and comment…
      so sweet.

  13. Kristin Maynes permalink
    May 4, 2012 4:59 pm

    Your birds are amazing!! The colors are so vibrant. They have a delicate feel, I love them!! Happy PPF!
    I agree about ‘getting married’…it’s a lot to think about. Congrats to your brother.

    • May 4, 2012 5:01 pm

      you all are really boosting my confidence thank you so much.
      I Really didn’t expect all of this
      But trust me I need it… there is still a pile of bird sillouhettes that need to be finished.
      So thank you so much!

  14. May 4, 2012 5:08 pm

    What a treasure to be able to participate in his wedding with your art!

    • May 4, 2012 5:22 pm

      Oh I agree.. I would have NEVER imagined anyone would like my little birds this much…let alone want them in their wedding?!
      absolutely wild.

  15. May 4, 2012 6:18 pm

    Oh my goodness your birds are ADORABLE! Your brother and bride to be are so lucky to have your art be part of their special day!

    • May 4, 2012 6:22 pm

      oh no I am the lucky one…lol
      that anyone would give me the time of day with these birds let alone a wedding reception.
      you are so sweet.

  16. May 4, 2012 8:51 pm

    I LOVE your birds!! I kinda want them on a shirt or something.

    Getting married is really weird. Having kids is weirder. We started dating in grade school, so some days there’s this feeling of “wait…how did we end up here again?” and it’s so fun.

  17. studiojru permalink
    May 4, 2012 8:52 pm

    I love your birds!! They are so sweet! What a wonderful and special gift for your brother and his bride. I’m sure they will be loved and treasured. Such a great keepsake! Can not wait to see photos of your birdies at the wedding! 🙂

  18. May 5, 2012 9:34 am

    Delightful magical birds ~ So wonderful for your brother’s wedding ~thanks, namaste, ^_^

    consider linking up with my blog hop on Mondays, Magical Monday Meme for ‘creatives’ of all types ~ ^_^ at

  19. May 5, 2012 2:33 pm

    Cool birds, cheers Marie

  20. May 5, 2012 5:20 pm

    Oh my, you are a beautiful painter. My husband and I have come to love the birds in our yard and many of our inside decoration have to do with birds these day. Thank you for sharing your gift of painting.

  21. May 5, 2012 8:02 pm

    These birds are SO much fun, T! Their intricacy and beauty celebrate the Creator of real birds:-)

  22. Scarlett permalink
    May 5, 2012 11:27 pm

    Wow, I LOVE that purplish one, it really caught my eye, but they’re all wonderful!

  23. May 6, 2012 10:57 am

    How gorgeous this work is- and I can only imagine the incredible amount of love you are putting into this.

  24. May 6, 2012 11:19 am

    These birds are awesome, period. ❤

  25. May 6, 2012 1:05 pm

    I love these birds! They are absolutely gorgeous and whimsical and fun. What a special touch for your brother’s wedding.

    • May 7, 2012 1:21 pm

      you guys are all so wonderful and encouraging.
      I really sincerely appreciate it.

  26. May 10, 2012 10:36 pm

    I absolutely adore these birds – they are so cheerful and whimsical – makes me feel instantly happy! 🙂

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