Here it is, the long-awaited new installment of #dailycreating! Just kidding. I don't know if any of you really look forward to seeing the next month's worth of drawings I've done as a member of artist Terry Runyan's Facebook group, #dailycreating or not.
Anyway, it looks like October 2021 was another of my birdbrained months. All 13 of the drawings I have featured in this post are, once again, birds. I find birds of all sorts intriguing and so fun and satisfying to draw.
During October, one of the members of Terry's group mentioned a challenge that was going on, #birdtober, and shared the daily prompts from this challenge. Since, at the time, birds seemed to be my forte, I thought it would be fun to give some of these daily challenges a try. So that's why you'll find that distinction, #birdtober, above many of the photos.
As part of Terry's international group, we members are all encouraged to do something creative each day. When I joined her group in August 2018, my intent was to work on improving my drawing skills.
To some extent, I am still working on that. But, life has so often gotten in the way lately, that more than ever, I have started to let my daily drawing slide somewhat. Oftentimes I find myself creating in some way that doesn't involve drawing in my sketchbook, be it cardmaking or working on a project for a Skillshare class.
I hope I don't lose my desire to draw completely. Part of what's been getting me down about it is the old "not good enough" syndrome in that I don't get very much approval/affirmation from my social media accounts, mostly Instagram. Put it this way: I have to be content with a whopping 20 hearts on any of my drawings. On occasion, it gets to the high 20s, but not often. If you're interested, you can find me under Paperseedlings on Instagram.
I keep telling myself "it doesn't matter." But I don't listen. It DOES matter. To me. Wah wah wah.
With all my whining out of the way, I will include above each of the drawings the prompt that I was using, as well as any other pertinent information about the bird I've depicted.
#birdtober bee eater
I think your bird drawings are totally amazing!!! I loved seeing them. I'm a birdwatcher (total amateur from my sunroom windows} and enjoy seeing the "everyday" birds that come to my Midwestern feeder. Thanks so much for sharing them!ReplyDelete
Thank you so much, Debra! I too live in the Midwest and am thrilled when finches, cardinals and bluejays show up at our feeders. I am especially intrigued with the very colorful birds from other countries -- they fascinate me, and make me a little jealous.Delete
I love seeing your drawings, too. I find them fascinating. I don't know if you're doing it "right", but I enjoy them. I have a favorite saying that helps me to believe that I'm good enough, but I don't know to whom it is attributed. "Comparison is the thief of joy." You are good enough, and you are entertaining to me! I am anxious to see what you have created every time I see you pop up in my blog feed! I don't go to Instagram much. I prefer blogs because there is so much more depth to an entry. I read every word of what you say here. Keep up the great work!ReplyDelete
Oh my! It is wonderful comments like yours that keep me going on my blog. I really really appreciate all that you said. Really. The fact that you look forward to what I post and actually read everything I write means more than I can say. Yes, I'd heard "Comparison is the thief of joy", and while it is very true, I can't quite force myself to quit doing just that. Perhaps that is why I find so little joy in my life. It's a terrible syndrome to have, one I wish I could find a cure for. Thank you so much for your precious words!Delete
Love your drawings, hope you find some time to draw again 🙂ReplyDelete
Thank you so much!Delete
I love your drawings, Linda! As for Instagram, the platform is so focused on products and selling. I’ve quit it like 3 times. LOL! I get it. But I hope you don’t stop.ReplyDelete
Oh, thank you so much for your encouraging words, Michelle! They mean so much.Delete
You're so talented! I love the bee eater and the owl. Thanks for sharing at Vintage Charm. xo KathleenReplyDelete
Thank you, Kathleen, for saying that -- and the smile!Delete
Acabo de conocer tu blog y me encantan todos tus dibujos, estos de los pájaros son estupendos, parecen reales. Felicidades.ReplyDelete
O, mucho gusto! Gracias!Delete
Linda, your drawing talent is really amazing. The detail in each picture has me studying each one.ReplyDelete
Thanks for sharing at the FWF link party!
Omigosh, Rachelle, thank you so much! You are so kind.Delete
Thank you so much, Joy!Delete
So fun to see the different birds Linda. I love watching the birds. The drawings are amazing! We have lots of hummingbirds. I saved one last week. I took it to the hummingbird rehabilitator in our area. Now, it well enough to be released at our home soon.ReplyDelete
Aw, Linda, I'm glad you like my drawings! Thank you! And you are a hummingbird saver! Yay, you! So cool!Delete