Summer in the northern Great Lakes region is short and sweet, so if you live up there, you enjoy it, dammit. In Wisconsin, that would be done with meat and cheese and beer. Which is exactly how they get through the winter, but never mind. Stick with me on this summer thing. Note the jolly rays in the background, as if Jesus himself just happened to be passing by the shore of Lake Winnebago in Fon du Lac County in time for some good eats. Hurry! The Packers’ first pre-season game kicks off in five minutes!
Numero trienta. Well, that’s it for 30 paintings in 30 days. For NOVEMBER, anyway. I think we’ll keep going in December, but with a new theme. Birds. Birds it is. 30 Birds in 31 Days. One day off for good behaviour. (Ah, look at that puckish British spelling there. *chuckle!*)
Birds, birds, birds. Of course there’s your standard fare: the cardinal, the blue jay, the majestic pigeon, etc. Then there are the nicknames: Charlie ‘Bird’ Parker, Mark ‘The Bird’ Fidrych, and Douglas ‘Stork’ Kenney of “Animal House” fame. There’s Big Bird, flippin’ the bird, bird-doggin’ and the Yardbirds. There are Philadelphia Eagles and Bal’more Orioles, banty roosters and chicken shits, bird brains and game cocks. Heh. Hey, how about we lead up to Christmas with the seven swans a-swimming and their whole gang, right on down to the partridge in a pear tree? Oh, we’ll have EVER so much fun with this theme, kids!
What ideas do you have, bird-wise?