Sunday, January 24, 2010

Hooked on Phoebe


Hooked on Phoebe
Originally uploaded by PJBee

Oh, Vickie, what did you start :)
But, really, thank you so for bringing Phoebe to our attention!! (Please click on image for larger view)

Life's been crazy of late and I haven't had time to really finish a journal page. I began sketching this sweet Allens Hummingbird, on the 19th, using a light grey color pencil.  Then on the 22nd, sketched the chicks and noted their amazing instinct of putting there butts up on the edge of the nest when they had a b.m.

I've seen parent birds clean nests of their babies bm's, but never witnessed newborns with these instincts.  Perhaps it's because Mom basically is doing everything herself.  Dad-o-Dad just mates and off he goes.

Today, I got tough with life and said enough! I'm at least going to paint today's sketch :) I put the web cam on pause and lost my self in sketching and painting her.  The other sketches were done live from the webcam.  Luckily, Phoebe strikes repeated poses :)

Ahhhh, peace!

6 comments:

  1. Wonderful sketch! So time you called time out!

    I've deliberately NOT gone there because I knew I'd fall in love and not be able to get anything else done (which is not an option)!

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  2. Hmmm, that was suppose to be "So glad you called time out!" Must have been tired! LOL!

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  3. Laure, this tired soul totally understood :) We ride the same wave.

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  4. I like the sketches, but have been digging in my heels against the webcams and now...well, you are wearing me down! Who wouldn't want to see a baby hummingbird poo over the side of its nest? ha ha

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  5. You're making me laugh, Rhonda. Oh yes, how exciting...... bird poo

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