“Java Drinkin’ Bird”, # 9 of 30 Birds (SOLD)

“Java Drinkin’ Bird”

The infamous toy “drinking bird” and coffee: two favorites, together again. The drinking bird, according to Wikipedia “is a heat engine that exploits a temperature differential to convert heat energy to a pressure differential within the device, and perform mechanical work. Like all heat engines, the drinking bird works through a thermodynamic cycle. The initial state of the system is a bird with a wet head oriented vertically with an initial oscillation on its pivot.” Well, whattaya know. I thought it was magic.

An original piece every day, and yes, they’re for sale. And they’re affordable: $99, which includes free first-class shipping. You can order on my Etsy store by clicking here. Check this blog every day (or the Etsy store) to see the new one. Each one will be 5″ by 7″ on sturdy illustration board.

Any birds you’d like to see painted? Let me know! Recent suggestions include an the dodo, a jive turkey, a blue-footed boobie, terns, herons and egrets.

Yesterday’s bird: “Triple Kiwi”

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