Fun & Encouragement putting a bird on it

We had great fun painting in the Bird, Egg, Nest class yesterday evening. Half of the participants hadn’t painted a bird before and their birds turned out great! I love that. We all put birds on it! I should’ve taken photos. Here is my demo, a sparrow I took a photo of a number of years ago. Valerie Sjodin copyright 2011  “Are not five sparrows sold for two pennies?  Yet not one of them is forgotten by God.  Indeed, the very hairs of your head are all numbered.  Don’t be afraid;  you are worth more than many sparrows.” Luke 12:6-7… Read More

How I “Put a Bird on It!”

Okay, I just saw the YouTube clip of the second Portlandia show with the “Put a bird on it.” My new friend Liz who is taking my “Bird, Egg, Nest” class sent it to me. I laughed my head off. Then I looked around my house and studio. I grew up in Portland and now live in Hillsboro, a suburb of Portland. You can imagine how surprising it was to find I’ve been putting birds on things for years and didn’t realize it until now. Even though the theme of this blog is visual blessings (I realized my last post… Read More