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Olive backed Sunbird pattern 

Olive backed Sunbird pattern

Olive backed Sunbird pattern to brighten up the day. 

Have a beautiful week xoxo 💙💛💙💛

Sketch of the day no 1020 in my moleskine art journal :Common Myna bird. 

Common Myna bird drawing

I’ve got to move it move it.  . 

Sketch of the day in my moleskine art journal is of a Common Myna bird from my garden. They are really social birds and play in packs. 

Sketch of the day no 1002 in my moleskine art journal: Crow pheasant. 

Crow pheasant drawing

I can’t find what I’m looking for. Sketch of the day in my moleskine art journal is of a  Crow pheasant foraging in the garden. 

Sketch of the day no 668 in my moleskine art journal: Red whiskered bul bul. Pycnonotus jocosus


Sketch of the day no 668 in my moleskine art journal is a drawing of a Red whiskered bul bul, a tropical bird found in my garden in Penang, Malaysia. It has a pretty cool punk hairdo! Maybe he’s going out tonight?
Happy weekend!

Sketch of the day no 643 in my moleskine art journal: House crow, Penang, Malaysia

Drawing of House Crow. Corvus splendens

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

Bird art: Painting of kingfisher by my mum #TBT

kingfisher painting, bird art
kingfisher painting, bird art

I’m not the only artist in the family. My mum painted too. Here is one of her bird paintings. She loved nature, her garden and the birds in them.

This is a fairly large painting. Acrylic on canvas. There are quite a few more. I will post them up slowly 🙂

Thank you very much to you my friends who have supported me during this time of loss and grieving for my mum. I have had really bad days and good ones. It has been a rollercoaster of emotions for me. I’m not great at sharing my feelings but I am trying to. It has been 4 months now and it gets better because I know her memory lives on xx

Penang Street art: You can remove me but you cannot take my dreams from me…

Sometimes I still dream...
Sometimes I still dream…Stewart the seagull is a determined bird.

StewART the seagull has been relocated from his home. These are the perils of living in the city. As a tenant, you can be kicked out anytime and replaced. Luckily stewART is a tough and resourceful Bird. He has found a new home and has taken his dreams with him…

Stewart Gusto

Sketch of the day no 368: Common Kingfisher

Common Kingfisher
Common Kingfisher

This little fella is always flying around in the garden. It’s blue and orange and darts around the area.

Sketch of the day no 367: Chinese Egret

Chinese Egret
Chinese Egret

I miss my sketch of the day so I have decided to carry on, but not everyday ;p

I love by the coast and there is a mangrove starting to build up outside the house due to land reclamation. The wildlife ecosystem has changed over the years. I have noticed birds I have never seen before starting to hang around the garden area and in the muddy waters outside.

I have officially become a birder. Happy weekend all xx

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