For 2012, I've set out to sketch one bird for each week. In my sketchbook, I have tucked magazine clippings of birdie images I've collected, and I have an online collection of birds here on Pinterest. While I'm not exactly clear what prompted this little project, I do see birds perching in pieces created by artists I admire, including Kelly Rae Roberts and Corey Moortgat. I suspect the 52 Birds idea arose when I was drafting a life list/menu as part of my participation in the Chookooloonks Path Finder course. At any rate, I have begun my sketches and am posting them in a set here on Flickr have created this series of posts as a way of documenting my journey through the year of sketching a bird a week. Welcome to my sketchbook! (Updated 6.10.12 & 7.13.12)
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