17 February 2006

Little Brown Sparrows


Little brown sparrows
floating song on winter's breath
Hope warms tiny hearts

69 comments:

Anonymous said...

Sweet! Each post and sparrow as a note! Almost looks like a new written language - well done :)

Anonymous said...

It isn't only my heart that's warm ... MWAHAHAHAHAHAAAA. *salivating*

Anonymous said...

You have to tell what song this is! My singing sounds awful!

Catnapping said...

ya know...i almost put a cat in the picture...

sorry, hellcat. maybe next week. you and juicy bird.

anonymous: thank you. thank you.

Catnapping said...

While I was trying to make it look like notes on a bar, I wasn't thinking a specific tune. I don't remember how to read music. It's been 40 some years, I think.

It probably reads like a gay tomcat lusting for Percy..

bigshoulders said...

i love it!

Anonymous said...

No wonder my singing sounded awful };-} Pretending I didn't hear that ... sweet birds :)

Knitting Painter Woman said...

Bravo! I am totally uninspired by the topic... so far.

Alina Chau said...

sooo cute and charming!! Love it

isay said...

the sparrows stands out very well with the colors you have used in the fence. beautiful actually.

Marie-Dom said...

Charming and unfussy. Would make a great greeting card.
MD

Caroline said...

Wonderful. I love the way your birds have taken up position and are singing their notes!

Rrramone said...

Hello odd neighbor. Found you through another artist. Beautiful work!! Especially love some of your archives.

Would love to swap links with you if you are interested: williebaronet.blogspot.com

andrea said...

...one of my favorites. I love the little birds on the white fence. Beautiful!
andrea

Cindy said...

Cute picture, and I like the haiku. The songs of nature are the best!

andrea said...

Songbirds *with* flesh. Phew. I love how this has different planes of meaning. And graphically, it has punch. (ouch)

Catnapping said...

thank you, guys. i almost was gonna colour the sparrows...in crayon colours - i thought wow, wouldn't that punch out from the bleak background, but one of the things i like about sparrows is their total lack of pretension.

Besides, tans on white can be quite beautiful, as anyone who's held a fleece jacket can tell you.

I was shocked when I got to IF. The day wasn't over yet, and there were already 200 entries!

piero said...

it's great with these colours!

MjM said...

Elegant. I can say no more...

...and then, I read anonymous' post.

I didn't see the sheet music at first.

Very cute. And elegant :)

MjM

lautrette said...

It's so refreshing to see your work!!! with a lot of personnality ... a real asset in this virtaul world! more...more. and thank you for your comment on my blog!

Cecilia's Art said...

hi! i´m here again , seeing at your beautiful drawings, it´s so nice!, i wish i could have all those birds singing 4 me! everyday in my bedroom.

kisses! :)

texas haijin said...

thanks, and nice stuff here.

Virginia Valle said...

Hello Cat this is great a I love it.what a cutiest birds ;) and thank you for your comment. Keep it up

HARDWAX said...

Beautiful music-just wish i knew the song . I don't know how you came up with this idea-so appealing and clever.

Alessandro_PPG said...

Muito legal esses passarinhos, bem bolado!!!

Magpie said...

i like your illy! :)

onclejohann said...

The sparrow is without question the most cosmic of all birds. Easy to make friends with and so very clever. You did them a great homage with this illustration, Cat.

whitney said...

this definately made me smile.
thank you for the comment.

Toni said...

so simple and lovely that it is elegant! I love it!!!

carla said...

I love the chorus of birds all lined up! This is perfect - I'm glad you didn't put a cat in, though:>

Ellen Byrne said...

Very very sweet!

The Tart said...

Oooooooooo, wow, this is great. So wonderful.
Must feed the birds. Watch out...wicked Hellcat!

just great

Smooches,
The Tart

marcoregina said...

it's nice with these colours.
Cute picture

Sandy said...

Birds everywhere are warning of spring.

nice.

S

merlinprincesse said...

Hope for Spring! Thanks for this nice song! :)

Luna said...

nice picture...sweet!! welcome to my blog too =^.^=

actonbell said...

You have such lovely artwork on your blog! The sparrows are precious:) and thanks for visiting!

scribblesk said...

So chipper! Loving the simplicity!

Anonymous said...

Their Slave was in the Gong Show!?!

catnapping said...

She didn't last long...

Tintagua said...

this is so adorable!!

ValGalArt said...

truly a visual delight!

Le Diable Saint said...

Nice nice nice...

Rrramone said...

The swap is complete. :-)

Skee said...

Cat, this purrfect.

Really well done. The fence itself caught my attention; shadows, shading and angles but then that kind of stuff always interests me. The snowy scene also seems to communicate that muffled or filtered sound that snow seems to cause. Your absolutely right on the color of the birds too. Thanks.

Seeya. - Skee

irvine said...

i thought sparrows were scarry.. but these look pretty.. even when they're plenty.. hihi ^_^

atomicvelvetsigh said...

what a lovely illo..

btw, those birds kinda remind me of that cartoon from Pixar.. where they are all in the electric line and .. forgot what happened but i remember that was funny.. lol

The Whippy Curly Tails said...

This is just great. No cats allowed. I am sure my Miss S would be up to no good.

Great work. Love all the sweet happy alive birds.

Linda said...

Soooo sweet!

Janet said...

I'm glad you decided against colouring the birds, too....it's perfect as is!

AscenderRisesAbove said...

Really enjoyed your illo - rather like piano keys; aren't they? :-)

Gonowurforgiven said...

Very creative i like it alot.

Tony LaRocca said...

That's so cute- a sparrow organ! Just a little puff of air up their feathers gets them to sing!

NPS-art said...

lovely!

Tulipland said...

I wanna sing with themm...they are so sweet!

Twisselman said...

Very cool and musical/lyrical. These songbirds look like they provide really melodic harmonies... not like the obnoxiously loud magpie or mockingbird that serenades our house at 3 a.m. on summer mornings.

Wonderful illustration.

Alexandra Boiger Illustration said...

Very nice. I really love the idea and story it tells!
Thank you so much for your kind comment on my blog. I'll be back on yours!

MuseTigerBrooke said...

I used to have little brown birds that looked like those ones! they were so cute and i the one sang her little heart out every day... i was so upset when they finally died... snif.... lovely ilio

Borut said...

I see. Not napping. Pretty busy. A cat myself. Like your little sparrows… They’ll nevev sing, though, unless directed properly. Well done.

Joy Eliz said...

This is so sweet. Perhaps they are calling in spring.

TXArtcGal said...

Beautiful! Beautiful! Beautiful!

coffee81 said...

Oh! this is so cute! All sparrows in a row and SING!

Anonymous said...

HHHHEEEEELLLLLPPPPPPP *vomit*

Ian T. said...

Excellent! Simple and perfect! No-one owns song like the birds.

Anonymous said...

La la la la la la lahhhhh
Gone.

Eric said...

very nice.

PaulSketch said...

very successful reppitition!

polona said...

your sparrows are just perfect :)

thanks for visiting my blog.

Nick Zegarac said...

You've managed a minor coup with this inspirational piece. Love everything, but mostly the way it tugs at my heart.