Lots of birds come home to roost for the April anniversary of the original DAB-Day
Many of you may not know that Draw-a-Bird Day began because of an incident in 1943 when a seven-year-old girl visited her uncle in a war hospital in England. He had lost his leg to a land mine. You can read the whole story here: https://www.dabday.com/
A few years later, April 8 was established as Draw-a-Bird Day. Here in the Wednesday Studio, the 8th of every month is DAB-Day, but April 8, being the annual date, is special, as demonstrated by the record 14 birds we have this month.
As noted on the DAB-Day website, it is “celebrated world wide as a way to express joy in the very simplest of things in life and as a way to help soldiers everywhere forget war and suffering even if only for a short time.”
Any Wednesday Studio reader is invited to submit bird art for this blog. Midnight on the 8th of every month is the deadline. Send a jpg of your work to firstname.lastname@example.org.
There you have it!
And here are the birds:
Marian Wiseman Watercolorist
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As a whole, these might be the best yet. (Of course, I have a short memory.) anyway, I loved them all.
Kathy, I am so sorry I forgot to credit your photography! I will do so in another post.