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Saturday, June 18, 2011

Paint Party Friday " Bird Flew"

Digital art, done with scribbler


Because I've had the flu and my son in law seems to be fighting it. And because  I love a play on words I decided to do this rather sad folk art bird for Paint party Friday! It's been a bit of a bitter sweet week. We all rallied to enjoy the exciting Stanley cup playoffs. The spirit was rampant with flags flying off every car.  It was so fun to watch, even though we didn't win.  

You may have heard there was a riot after the game in Vancouver,  thirty five minutes from where I reside. Well it was not Canuck fans like media first portrayed, it was young liquored filled youth fully prepared to riot, infiltrated, into the amazing crowds of fans . I have a sneaking suspicion these young people would have rioted whether the Stanley cup was won or not! 

The opposing  Boston team  won, with  probably eleven Canadian boys on their team. Even though we were disappointed we aren't poor sports!  Canadians by enlarge are very polite and display great sportsmanship. In fact the stadium of fan stayed to watch the cup ceremony and cheer everyone on! It was such a warm feeling....until the riot. We all sat eyes glued to the television as we watched cars being flipped and  burned, glass being smashed. Wondering if anyone we knew was there.  The streets were devastated by thugs, stores were looted.

Fans were irate at the rioting that transpired! The following day eighteen thousand people volunteered to clean up the mess! Social media has rounded up and named the hoodlums and they will be prosecuted.  Those young people are now wearing the social media scarlet letter that will be registered in google searches for years to come. Sadly it made our City look bad, even though the good outweighs the bad.

This bird is also for my friend who has some pending changes in her life that make her feel  much like this little birdy! Have a great weekend everyone! Check out the other artists on Paint Party Friday!

29 comments:

BahamaDawn said...

i like your bird!! hope you feel better soon!

NatashaMay said...

Amazing texture! Love the bird!

wednesday said...

Love him! Hope you feel better soon.

Roban Studio said...

I'm sorry to hear you and your family are sick with the flu. Love your birdie and all it's colorful feathers. I heard about the riots here in the states. They said it was a group of anarchists. I was surprised to see that happening. I'm glad your community is healing from the horrible events.

amy said...

wait. is this digital? I Love this. I have no Clue No CLUE how to do digital 'stuff', but if this is like, you know - paper and stuff will you tell me how you dunnit?

now. beats me if i was already following you, but i'm Trying to avail myself of my gmail account, so i'm following you AGgain with this one.

oh now, lucky (?) you - double amy.


xx,
amy

Netty said...

Sorry to hear you are all unwell and hope you are better soon.
Happy PPF. Loving your bird and its fab colourings. Annette

Gloria said...

Your birdy is awesome. He looks a little angry at what happened and seems ready to fly off. Sorry you aren't feeling well, I hope you feel better soon. Take care of yourself.

judie said...

Ah pretty bird. If he were mine, I would keep him in a beautiful cage, feed him birdie chocolates, and give him a down pillow to lay his pretty head on.

Get well! xoxo

Christine said...

beautiful bird, such colours..even if sad. The Vancouver thing was shocking but heartwarming to hear all the people who turned out the next day to help.

brendathour said...

Beautiful little bird, I love all his feathers. Hope you are back to yourself and feeling good soon. Happy PPF!

Janet said...

Love the bird!!

A few "bad apples" can sure ruin things for others. And sadly they're the ones who get all the attention. I thought it sounded very out of character when I heard about the riots.

art2cee2 said...

Love the bird, the colors are gorgeous!

Auroran Lauriel said...

aw :) Your birdie does look a little sad, but beautiful too. I love the webbing detail throughout--I especially like her feathers. Beautiful.

Dawn said...

I think this bird is so colourful there is some positivity for you to get well. I also watched the previous video thank you for sharing this I was very moved not only by his story but by his voice thank you

Love Dawn xx

Cynthia Schelzig said...

What a colorful and happy bird! I just did a quick look and I love all your color and the characters you create and even a guitar...wow.
Have a happy Sunday!

dthaase said...

excellent work - great style

Elisa said...

Giggle, your blog is amazing! I love your painting of the bird.. filled with emotions and the color is just great:)I hope your days are better:) Happy PPF!

Sincerely,
Elisa
http://harmonythoughts.com/

- hey bro! - said...

Awesome work, love the colors and the "spider web"-look connecting everything together!

Carrie Wachter~Martinez said...

Amazing texture...looking closely there is so much more going on with your bird...Love it!! And rioting after a sports event is pretty lame! Glad everyone's ok :)

Diana Evans said...

oh this is gorgeous!!! what a wonderful painting!!! As a fellow Canadian I know what you mean about us not being poor sports....I was sad we lost but happy for the winning team....but too bad for all the people that started all the after game trouble...that is pretty scary stuff!!!

Hybrid J said...

The colors used are just amazing! Well Done!

Dreamer said...

One of my all-time faves !! Just like the birds, we have our daily struggles, but should always take time to sing a little, chirp a little and fly away when it is time to go ;). And why not do it in vibrant color. Hugs, Dreamer

Darla said...

Smart girl! I love your play on words and your bird is beautiful. I thought it was a fabric resist at first until I read below it.

Gerri Herbst said...

the little bird is darling ...thank you for your view on the Stanley Cup affair.It was nice to hear all the positive not just the negative. gerri oh,,Happy PPF too.

Cre8tiveQueen said...

Never heard of scribbler before! What a cool thing! I love how it looks so tie-dyed and texture! Hope you're feeling better! Thanks for stopping by my blog!
Much Love,
Nat

SHERI C said...

LOVE it!!!!

Jessie said...

A beautiful bird if ever I did see and I really love those textures. :)xx

Kathy said...

Your bird is so pretty that she seems oblivious to any negative forces around her. I think that's just your beautiful spirit shining through! Feel better!

Love,
Kathy

Lucy said...

so sorry you were sick! :(
hope you're better now?!
you're bird looks bothered? maybe by those crazy fans? glad so many volunteered to do the clean up. I still know there are more good eggs out there then bad!
hope your friend is okay. xox

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