December 3, 2022

#dailycreating OCTOBER 2022

I really hope that you like birds! Because I have a whole flock for you today!

I'm sure you know by now that I love to draw birds, usually their faces, and usually in profile.

About two  months ago, after I'd posted another of my birds onto Terry Runyan's  #dailycreating group, a fellow artist in the group asked me if I was going to be participating in #birdtober2022. Not knowing anything about it, I quickly checked it out and . . . I WAS IN! Unfortunately, it was October 3, so I'd already missed the first two prompts, but I jumped in anyway, fully planning on finishing the two birds I'd missed at the end.

And that is what I did!

In this post I am sharing 20 of my OK birds from #birdtober2022 with you. As always, I will note above each drawing what the day's prompt was, as well as any other pertinent information I'd learned about the bird.

macaroni penguin
subantarcttic islands



zebra finch

secretary bird

sun conure
northeastern south america

saffron finch
south america

black drongo
tropical southern asia

turtle dove

philippine eagle
four philippine islands

masked lapwing

spix's macaw
this bird came back from extinction!

snow bunting
arctic tundra

cerulean warbler
north america

new zealand

eurasian jay


yellow-crowned night heron
central US to north of south america

white-browed tit-warbler
asia/russia/the himalayas

barn owl
everywhere except antcartica

And, that's it for #birdtober2022. 

I have to be honest here. I truly enjoyed being enmeshed with birds every single day for a whole month. Thus, I decided to take on a humongous challenge for myself. I haven't been able to find anything like this on the Internet. Perhaps it's out there, but I am not aware of it. Anyway, I have set up a challenge for myself and I have named it #365birds. Yes, you read that correctly. I am going to draw a bird for a YEAR!

I spent a few days compiling a list of 365 birds. Once I had my list, I typed them all up, printed out the document,, and cut them into 365 skinny pieces of paper. I put my bird name slips into a nice-looking glass jar. Every morning, I fluff them all up in the jar and select one at random. And that's the bird of the day for me. 

Since November 3, this has been my new place in life -- in love with a year-long challenge. Do you think I will be able to complete this?

Next month, I will share with you a selection from my first month of birds. How thrilling, eh?

Remember that if you would like a priint of any of my drawings, don't print it out or anything like that. This is my original art. I will gladly have a print made for you. Just let me know!


Hold fast to dreams, for if dreams die, 
life is a broken-winged bird that cannot fly.
- Langston Hughes -




  1. Linda, I do love birds, so I really enjoyed your beautiful artwork. We don't get nearly enough different birds here where I live, at least not in places where I typically see them. But when they are migrating, I may spot one that's unusual. When I go I'll go on a little quest to figure out what it is.

    1. Thanks, Donna! There is something so special and wonderful about birds. I don't see nearly enough birds here in Central Wisconsin either. Just those that come to our feeders. But I am always grateful when I do have a visitor..

  2. Gorgeous photos! Thank you so much for sharing at

  3. These drawings are just lovely! Best of luck with your new challenge.

  4. I always like to look through your drawings of birds and animals. They're beautiful, and certain ones strike me as having distinctive personalities. In this post, my favorites are the hummingbird and the white-browed tit warbler -- probably because of the colors. But the one with an undeniably grumpy personality is the philipine eagle. Thank you for sharing this post in the Talent-Sharing Tuesdays Link-Up 44.

    1. Thanks, Carol! I always enjoy finding out which ones appeal to people, and why. Yes, that Philippine Eagle is definitely a crab. Stay away from him!

  5. Your birds are fantastic! Good luck on your challenge!

  6. Linda these are beautiful! I'm a bird lover too and I love all of your details in your drawings. Thank you for linking up to Whimsy Home Wednesday Blog Link Party!

  7. Your art work is beautiful! I love birds too. I love to watch them from the windows. I have my feeders always ready for them to come and dine.

    1. Thank you so much, Lisa! Yes, a bird or two or three at the feeders always bring a smile to my face!