Thursday, August 20, 2009

Bird Art and Bird Houses


I do love to paint birds. I look at sketches and pictures of birds for inspiration but they end up coming right out of my imagination in the end. I like watching birds too. I'm curious about the life of birds. I like to hang bird feeders off our deck so I can watch them from inside. And I also like to have birdhouses around the yard and up in the trees so that the birds will come and live nearby. I decided the other day to shoot some photos of our birdhouses. The pics are below. I also went to Etsy.com and found some people who sell handmade bird houses. You can find just about any kind there, from colorful and elegant to rough and rustic. You'll find those below as well. Enjoy!

Above you'll see birdhouses we have attached to the side of the garage.
The bottom one a friend made for us.

I especially like this rustic one made from a hollowed out log.

This one is sweet with the little birdie carving in front.

Some are plain yet functional.

This one is made of red glass.

I like the way this one has aged.

A teapot birdhouse.
This little guy lives outside the window of my art studio.

For the bird that likes lots of entry ways.


ETSY BIRDHOUSES YOU CAN BUY::
Cottagestyle Birdhouse at millcreekcottages

A handcrafted birdhouse from BirdhouseBlessings

Cowboy birdhouse by TheGiftGallery

Lavender Birdhouse by birdhouseaccents


Rustic Birdhouse in Ruby Red with Vintage Faucet by BaconSquareFarm

For my bird art prints, visit my Etsy shop at http://lgrugerhanson.etsy.com



4 comments:

Maria said...

What great birdhouses! I like what you did with them on the wall--a real eyecatcher! :)

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Lindy Gruger Hanson said...

Thank you! I do love birdhouses as well as birds and it was fun to do a feature on them.

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