Tuesday, August 10, 2010

A Bird in the Hand

graphite and watercolour pencils on paper, 3 x 2.5" [8 x 6.5cm]

It's grey and drizzling.  Good weather for ducks, and the bluebird of happiness: chirpy no matter what the circumstances.   This little one was offered shelter under the fluffy purple parasol, but preferred to take advantage of the complimentary shower opportunity.  Some smudgy pencils seem just right on a day when the edges outside are blurred.  So does a spot of tea and some brown-sugared oatmeal and raisin bikkies.  Care to join us?  I've gone for the bird-healthy choice, but there are some macarons tucked away for emergencies if you prefer...


  1. What a happy little blue-bird - yes! you can count me in for a pot of tea ,that sounds real dapper - the bird variety bikkies will do just fine.

  2. Uh, did you say MACARONS? Actually your oatmeal and raisin bikkies sound wonderful and I love the happy bird!

  3. Such a sweet drawing! Easy to be happy in the rain with a cute stripey shirt and girly umbrella. And a friendly bluebird of happiness. I'll be right over for tea (milk no sugar) and a few of those brown-sugar oatmeal delights!

  4. I'll join you with the oatmeal and raisin biscuits. Just to be contrary, we had blue skies and sunshine today. I think my mother must have brought the Sunny Coast weather with her!

  5. Yesterday, I saw tiny birds using the leaves on a tree as bathtubs.

    Your bluebird is a charmer. So is your rain. Pass the bikkies, please. I just made my worst pot of coffee ever (which is saying something), so I will take some tea instead.

  6. puddinglane ~ you're in! And did I mention the linen napkins?

    Genie ~ yes, the irresistible M word. ;)

    Katie ~ I considered a trench coat, but I'm a bit 'over' the winter wardrobe at the moment!

    MmeB ~ could you tell your mum we'd like it back, please? :) Just kidding ~ the garden is loving it!

    Hiker ~ oh, how sweet! As for the tea, I'll start pouring...

  7. It's gray & drizzlin only means 1 thing: time for some colourful ShSh & Macarons.

  8. Love your little bluebird! Tough choice between bikkies (which my very Southern great-grandmother made from scratch every single day and kept warming on the back of her coal (yes, coal) stove and lovely, colorful emergency macarons (which take me right back to Paris). Oh-la-la—what a dilemma!

  9. After a day of numbers and freeways I'm up for a fanciful pot of tea. And bikkies! I want to hear Hiker say "bikkies."

  10. I like the way this little bluebird thinks. Since we don't get much rain, it usually doesn't bother me to be out in it.

    I will always take tea. :)

  11. With such a charming parasol even I wouldn't mind a little rain!

  12. How enchanting Shell! I believe in the bluebird of happiness, I'm sure they live beyond the rainbow bridge. :)

  13. Always glad to be of service, dear Cafe.

    Alexa ~ your great-grandmother's bikkies sound scrumptious! My mum has a wood stove. I'm guessing she's glad to put a log on the fire rather than stoke up the coals. :)

    Petrea ~ heh, let me know how you go with that.

    Amy ~ I like taking tea because it draws first. Boom boom

    Cali ~ a fluffy purple parasol could inspire all manner of wonderful things.

    Thank you, Favourite Vintage Finds. That's a lovely thought!!

  14. We had stormy, rainy weather today -- your wonderful drawing fits beautifully! Oatmeal w/ honey and cinnamon; a treat I love on a cool, rainy day.

  15. Ms M ~ what excellent timing! Mmm, oatmeal with honey and cinnamon is both healthy AND comforting.


Merci, grazie, thank you for joining our conversation lounge. Your smile lights up the room. Even more beautifully than our crystal chandelier. x


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