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Dash of Inspiration – November 14, 2011

November 14, 2011

A Dash of Inspiration, A Cup of Creativity by Doreen

A Bird in the Hand

Last week while hubby and I prepared the yard for the upcoming winter months by covering the bar with tarps and saying good bye to outdoor entertaining for a few months, we watched a huge flurry of birds come to our bird bath and surrounding trees.  As we watched this amazing variety of Bush Tits, Quail, Stellar Jays, Robins and Grosbeaks gather in and under the large pine trees in our yard, I couldn’t help but feel they were celebrating one last day of warm sunshine before the rain and snow is here to stay.  So, let’s be birds of a feather and be inspired by these beautiful creatures of the sky …

Start by taking in 40 Beautiful Examples of Bird Photography from our friends at  That might just inspire you to create some cards for those Spring occasions which will be upon us quicker than you think and once you’re inspired go grab some wonderful brushes and tools to work with listed below.

29 Highly Detailed Bird Silhouettes

Feathers Brushes Set by Falln-Stock

Cranes Photoshop brushes by Aikensha at deviantART

Corners with Birds by Lileya at deviantART
Brushes for PS CS and higher, latest versions of GIMP and Paint Shop Pro.

Birds Brushes by webdesignerlab from Brusheezy

While we are on the subject of Birds …

Over 75+ Beautiful Twitter Design Icons from Creative Nerds
These are adorable and why not choose something different for your sites?

May your creativity take flight!

Image by Doreen Erhardt - This was my Nanday Concure named Baxter who loved Christmas. As soon as you hung his stocking he would say Presents? Every time you walked by it! Little Green Men, get it?

2 Comments leave one →
  1. Cathy Gangwer permalink
    November 14, 2011 2:58 pm

    Loved seeing that poor Prairie Dog surrounded by birds who what his/her lunch!
    Now to check out the rest of your article.

  2. November 15, 2011 11:34 pm

    What an interesting and visually stunning read. Love the silly walk puffin!

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