Wednesday, January 9, 2013

Winter Wednesday - Art For the Birds

I love birds.  I am not a birder, but I've thought about getting into what, when I was younger, was called "bird watching".

I love live birds, and I love birds in art.  Here are some examples of bird art I've seen this winter season.

In Owego, New York, the "coolest small town in America" is a store called the Hand of Man.  It is crammed with thousands of gift items, including a line of peacock decorated items that are imported from England.
I could spend an entire afternoon in there.

More of the peacock gift items.  Could you imagine decorating your house in Peacock?
And finally, at a museum called Hanukah House in Binghamton, open only during the holiday season, I found this bird wall hanging.  Is it a peacock?  I don't know, but it was lovely.

Indeed, winter art can be for the birds.

Do you like birds in art?  What do you think the prettiest bird is?

6 comments:

  1. Alana--love the peacocks! And a museum that's only open for Hanukah! I saw a painting of a bird in the tree tops that was probably 10 feet by 15 feet or larger by a guy named Celaya this weekend. It was $180,000. Got into a little argument with my beau about whether it was "worth it." Birds generally don't hang around long enough to paint from life...but it's something I could think about painting. I would love to do a peacock home. I do have some peacock influenced fashion.

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    1. If you search my blog for "Hanukkah" you will find several posts on Hanukkah House. I will be posting some more art from last year's display later this year. I would love to have a peacock house, too! I came so close to buying some of those objects in Owego.

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  2. I want to go shopping with you! I love the peacocks. They are so beautiful. I'm not sure what my favorite bird is, but I sure do think peacocks are elegant.

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    1. I agree! My uncle's late ex-wife's sister (that is a mouthful, isn't it) lived in Tulsa, Oklahoma and had peacocks on her property. The feathers were so pretty!

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  3. Glad to see another Upstate NY blogger, although I am in Western, NY (rochester). That second picture with the glittery purple caught my eye immediatly! I love glittery stuff (even if it does make a mess!)

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  4. I like glitter, too. One day I may buy one of the small glittery purses that are the style right now - except it would probably shed inside of my larger handbag.

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