An Inkscape Song Bird

What is it about birds that is so appealing?  Perhaps it’s their innate creativity that attracts us. They gather twigs, string, and other cast off  items to recycle into a nest for their young.  Maybe we are amused by their cheerful singing as they go about their day.  Some of us could learn a thing or two from them.  Some birds enjoy the north country in the summer and fly south in the winter.  Many humans do the same… we call them “snowbirds” around here.  Birds wake us in the morning, announce the coming spring, eat pesky bugs, clean up scraps of food left by careless humans, lead us to good fishing spots, and have encouraged us to “fly”.  I love to look skyward to observe seagulls soaring over the lake, or an eagle gliding majestically against a blue sky.

Maybe that is the best part of all! Perhaps stopping to gaze up at a bird in flight is just what I need to slow down and enjoy creation for a moment.  And whether I am watching an eagle soar at great heights, or a song bird flitting around the yard, I am reminded that not one of them falls to the ground without notice.         ~Matthew 10:29

If you enjoy birds like I do, maybe you’d like a free SVG of my little Inkscape song bird. (If you are a real bird watcher, please forgive my generic version of a songbird.)

Happy drawing.

Laurianne

Route 66 Clipart

There are good things….. and there are bad things about traveling.  When we are away from home, we are even farther away from our 3 princesses…. and THAT is a bad thing. Oh how we miss those sweet girls! We miss our kids and the rest of our family too. I miss my house and my craft room. I miss our church and our friends. Once in a while I even miss snow!

However, there are plenty of good things about traveling too. Of course it is great to experience the sunshine that is so abundant in the southwestern part of the country. We also enjoy driving around seeing new things. I think it is especially fun to see sights along the famous Route 66. Having a love for all things vintage, I am a happy girl as camera in hand, I find old motels and signs, cars, gas stations with the vintage style pumps, etc. Even the junkyards fascinate me with the old cars and parts that have not rusted away as they would in the Midwest.

In honor of Route 66, help yourself to a free SVG of my vintage motel sign drawn in Inkscape.