May 05, 2006

Fat



Lil Fatty ink and watercolor 4" x 4"

For Illustration Friday I realized I had not phat nor fat in my portfolio. I am still interested in expanding (no fat pun intended) my little birds so I drew a this "lil fatty" for this theme. If you are interested in these little illustrations of mine or others, just let me know. They are all for sale and will be in the online store soon ...
It is going to be a lovely hot day here in New England so I imagine the little birds and the little bugs will be all a buzz with activity while I work in the garden this morning. Lots to do!
On another buzz - note, have you checked out delightful blogs? It is a neat list of blogs in categories which allow you to browse the sites which you are interested in. Well put together site and as they say - find a new blog everyday! (I am listed under art + design) You can vote for your favorites as well as add your own link! Go on over for a peek.

The word for the day is ... drink ... as in drinking in life fully, a sip of something yummy or to be diving into the drink!

26 comments:

Caroline said...

A wonderfully expanisve bird. And a great colour to show off its roundness.

frank h said...

wELl, this reddy bird is rEALly fAt
and nice
and well done

congraTs !

(¯'·._.·[ (DÅNÏˣϯ|¯Ä) ]·._.·´¯) said...

ohhh so nice! love it!

LDahl said...

Really sweet! Love the color:)

khya said...

Very cute, I like it alot!

steve said...

hey little fatty!i like this calming little painting--nice work!

Tongue in Cheek Antiques said...

you have a delightful blog taht I can drink in all day long!!

andrea said...

She's not fat, she's....Bulky. Heehee, loved it. I adore your simple lined drawings. They are always so perfect.
Great job!
a.

susan said...

shes.....FLUFFY!
lots o feathers...heehee

Dat Nguyen said...

I'm a big fan of fat animals, and your bird is definitely pleasant. Also, your website is great read. Keep it going!

andrea said...

Phabulous phat phriend of yours, Susan. Seriously, though, the simplicity of these little birds has a big impact. Their design is very strong.

sugar mama said...

fatty is a real cutie... I also like the simplicity of it. Great word of the day for a Friday ~ it's beautiful up here too, lots of backyard drinks happening, I'm sure!

Toni said...

You have the cutest litle birds. Fat or no fat they are adorable.

justjohanna said...

adorable, chubby little critter.

art and soul said...

very cute, i saw some designs on fabric similiar to that yesterday when a fabric designer was in from ny, very cute. ther's an idea, print on fabric and sell in your shop the art made into bags, pillows? Very cute!
~jill

susan said...

Hi Jill,
I have a line of stationery which I have made from the birds. You will see it soon at our online shop! Birds have made quite a comeback in the art scene (did they ever leave?) but these little birds of mine I have been drawing since age 12 ... back in 1969! They fly in and out of my life.
Thanks everyone for your kind comments about the little fatty (fluffy?) bird!

Marie-Dom said...

Little fatty birdy is totally lovely.
MD

Sheri Burhoe said...

I adore your little birdy sketches ! P.S/I have been replying to your email about the "Garden Path" painting and they are not getting to you.The painting is wonderful, really love it ! My "Ballerinas" will be in the solo exhibition until July 3rd, after that it's yours.I will mark it as sold.Thanks.

cristosova said...

There is much proof I am into chubby birds. Combined with spider legs they are simply irresistible!
(You can tell I like this one, can´t you :))

susan said...

ok sheri! a trade it is...

Sheri Burhoe said...

Susan, Happy to know you've finally recieved a reply message.I truly love the piece you offered for the trade so, don't worry ! :) Thanks ! Lena Corwin's beautiful ties and limited edition plates are fantastic !!! I found her site a while back ! Delightful Blogs is interesting as well,I checked it out and added my own blog too! :)

HARDWAX said...

Elegant looking little bird, i like the delicate feather curling from her head and the pretty red fatness of her.

IMEDAGOZE said...

this lil Fatty is so cute....

albina said...

Go figure – I am so confused with new IF, I thought I have already posted my comment, but here it is – this little bird looks as if it got all the worms. This drawing has a lovely spontaneous, unpremeditated quality about it

susan said...

thank you albina! like i said above... i have drawn these little birdies since age 12 so they have very little thought in them, just free form scribblin!
i love to doodle and this is the outcome...

carla said...

Aha...I finally got here! The new IF site looks swanky, but I feel like I'm missing people. I used to be able to work my way up from the bottom and then remember where I left off, but now it feels like hit or miss! Anyaway...I love your fat red bird. The simplicity of the composition is so fresh...just right!