Today’s sketch of the day in my moleskine art journal is of a common bird in Penang and around Malaysia which is the House crow. Crows are really intelligent birds, resourceful and they have a good memory but they attack the other birds and can be real pests.
When my brother and I were young, he threw a rock at a crow but it wasn’t killed so it went to tell all its friends about us. For about a week, everytime we left our house, a few of them would swoop down from the trees to attack us. It was traumatising. Think the birds from Alfred Hitchcock!
Nothing ever goes away until it has taught us what we need to know. ~ Pema Chodron
June 8, 2017 at 15:36
Thank you so much. Love from Malaysia 🙏
June 8, 2017 at 09:48
Be free as a bird……
I love your drawings – it is so inspired!
Greetings from the beautiful Rhine-Highlands in Germany…
July 23, 2015 at 09:09
Thank you 💕🌷
July 23, 2015 at 08:37
this is inspiring…..
June 24, 2015 at 09:56
That’s a good poem for this drawing as well. Thank you 💕
June 23, 2015 at 18:32
“Never more said the crow”… That’s an easy one from one my of my favourite authors: Mr Poe.
Very nice drawing and quote.
June 23, 2015 at 17:58
I am terrified of geese to be honest but I would not show them my fear, well I try not to! Interesting story about your mum and her guard geese 😄
June 23, 2015 at 10:46
Oh smart birds! Glad you weren’t hurt! My mum told me this story about this geese they used to have in her house in Kuching Malaysia. The geese would frighten her when she came back from school – it was better than any watchdog!
June 22, 2015 at 20:27
June 22, 2015 at 20:13
Yup, still creepy.
June 22, 2015 at 19:17
June 22, 2015 at 18:59
They’re up there in the top 10 of intelligent animals.
June 22, 2015 at 18:32
Thank you! I noticed your photos of crows yesterday and that was an inspiration for my crow xx
June 22, 2015 at 18:26
Wow crows are quite incredible actually or rather we are not as smart as we think we are 😄
June 22, 2015 at 17:18
Crows and ravens are my favorite birds and your drawing is amazing.
June 22, 2015 at 15:05
Crows are extremely intelligent social animals, as your rock throwing story indicates, that live in family groups with strong bonds. I have read that younger crows that have no hatchlings of their own will take care of the hatchlings of their parents and other relatives in the flock.
They may even care for the injured. A few days ago I saw an injured crow on the side of the road with two other crows that appeared to be helping it get off the road shoulder and into the tall grass.