Happy New Year!

Soooo, 2014 has arrived! I’m not a big “resolutions” kind of girl, but I think one thing I’d like to do this year that I didn’t do so great last year is simply some self-care. Just got so busy doing things and working that I left me out, know what I mean? So I’m going to try and focus on more fun in life! Like bird watching, playing the piano, etc. Did you get left out last year, too? What are you going to do for self-care this year?

Here’s a recent sketch for you. I’ve been trying to get better at imaginary subjects in colored pencil… it seems so much easier to color something from a photograph but so difficult pulling it out of my head in that medium, for some reason! Hair needs help. ๐Ÿ™‚

Elfin Girl colored pencil illustration art


And here is the view outside our front window today… I’ve been filling up my bird bath with water for the little guys and it was popular this afternoon. Here are some robins and a thrush, and I had juncos there too which aren’t in this pic.

Bird bath robin thrush

I’ve been trying to figure out what kind of thrush this is, do you know? I thought perhaps a Hermit Thrush but I never hear their pretty, toodley song that they are supposed to make. Yet it’s Northern California so can’t be Gray-Cheeked — can it? Maybe not a thrush at all. If you know birdies please help me out! ๐Ÿ™‚ ย Here’s a better close-up:

Thrush bird

Oh California, how I love thee in winter. It’s warm outside!

Well time to go and draw some cute stuff. See you later!


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