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  • Shir
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    BirdShir
    I am taking my time with the class as I want it to last forever and never end. I am spending much time practicing each activity in lessons. Thanks for sharing your experience.
  • Shir
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    BirdShir

    @Leah Your experience sounds awesome and makes me smile as I think of the excitement you must have felt. Neat Journaling, too.

  • Shir
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    BirdShir
    Hi Rose, Sounds so lovely. Enjoy.
  • Shir
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    BirdShir

    @Cynthia Thanks, Cynthia, I did use a black pen the type I sketch with - Precision V5 RT Extra Fine 0.5mm Black - I love this pen. Thank you for commenting and inquiring.

    in reply to: Jump Right in! #677042
  • Shir
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    BirdShir
    Hi Jeanie, I am happy to hear about your six year old trying his hand at this bird sketch. I love children's art work and how they see and represent what they see. In teaching young children, I always tell them I love children's art work and that if I wanted perfect I would have just given them a color sheet. Keep encouraging his creativity and not comparing to perfection. Tell him I loved his bird. A note about photos in comparison to the real bird luckily this is a wonderful photo but not all photos capture the details. Seeing the bird and an intense close-up photo almost lets you feel it, the fineness and softness of the feathers, the wrinkles in the feet, the detail of the eye circle, etc. A bird really is not all smooth like in a photo. Would be great to look at a real bird as a model but a good photo is next best for sure. If you don't have it already consider putting a bird feeder fairly close to a nice window - not so close that the squirrels can jump on it from the roof and be sure to baffle it so the birds can enjoy it peacefully. That way your son will get to see birds very close up. Happy sketching and birding to your son.
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  • Shir
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    BirdShir
    I like it, I have never seen a yellow warbler in real time just pictures. I do have a beautiful yellow rump warbler and a pine warbler that visit my feeder especially in the winter. Once I was birding with a lady that knew her birds by sound and she heard the Prothonotary Warbler. It looks very much like the yellow warbler in ways. Pronounced pro·ton·o·tar·y. I was able to get a photo even through the leaves. It's not a great photo but was exciting to get a photo of a new bird. It was taken on April 19, 2015 so perhaps we might see one soon. 6553 Prothonotary Warbler Riverwalk With Mary April 19, 2015
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  • Shir
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    BirdShir
    Midnight Star, I love your bird drawing and neat notes all around. I did do that for my morning note but did not upload that but filled the page. Neat journal page with great research info. Thanks for sharing.
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  • Shir
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    BirdShir
    Sketch Nature Journaling And Field Sketching Bird Yellow Warbler My late night try at the little yellow warbler.  I wrote my comments on my sketch page actually. Thanks for the opportunity to share.
    in reply to: Jump Right in! #675240
  • Shir
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    BirdShir
    I guess my journaling is a bit different as some days it is nature and other days it may be a weather girl or something. My daily nature journaling all started when a friend from church had to leave her home and go to another state to be near her son thus moving to assisted living. several years ago. I have sent her a note everyday since she left. It always starts with a sketch from a recent experience and then a story or note about the sketch to bring life into her room besides thinking of being unhappy there. I know I could just put a photo of my bluebird but it is important to me that it be a personal sketch. My goal is to make her smile, laugh or relate to something from her former days. I do not get feedback from her or return notes. I never give up though. It might be a new green with white spots bug I saw running down the street or a bird that was on my feeder and as I mentioned - today it was me as a weather girl being blown and swirled with leaves by the wind. Over time, I also send this to 5 other people that I feel need cheering and inspiration in their day. So my day starts with a sketch and a note not about how they are doing but a story or experience to brighten their day. I also print my sketches as wallet size prints and share them with children at church and all of the adults want one, too. I was interested in the course as it is so me. It is what I do, take nature walks, watch the birds, get excited over the tiniest bug or flower and have a wild story to go with each. I felt perhaps I would learn some hints on how to better my skills. I sketch with a black pen so no erasing and my marks that go astray make my characters take on a charm or character of their own. I will tackle sketching anything I see knowing good and well that I can not do it. However me and my magic pen somehow am able to do it. I amaze myself each time. So that is a bit about my story and my desire for nature journaling. It helped to see other journals and realize that journals do not have to be formal and can be ongoing - like at first a sketch book and later going back and adding notes. I was impressed with the work. I especially like when the page is more about the sketch so far as space and the writing is the minor part that meets the eye. Thank you for sharing.
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