Samstag, 5. April 2014

dc: Nest



I have taken my camera with me, as I went to work. 
Later I would take some pics of birds' nests along the Eisenbach on my way home... as I looked out of the window I spot a nest of a crow... at eye level! But all the branches blocked my view...



 My workmate Lady Kate meant "Well, for a better sight you gotta climb on top of the roof!"... hmmm... My boss allowed it and an other workmate helped me with the ladder and opened the porthole... I approached the brink... and the nest.







Never, never! I had such an eye contact with a bird before! 

I told the crow mom that I am harmless... wanna only take a pic, 
then I am off! Same to crow dad...



and that was about it... thank you, crows, thank you @work!


On my way home along the Eisenbach







 



Hum, singing, warble and nests






  Try to build a nest, too...


and decide better to do a drawing:


I take an old print of a linocut

(you can find it here, before I cut it into pieces for a type area... wanted it for 'Frühlings Erwachen' by Frank Wedekind, but there were too little rosebuds, so the prints wait a long time in my dresser for... for today!)

and draw on it with wax crayon a blackbird hen, an egg and a nest








 Yah, Nest is my theme for this week's drawing challenge and these are the fantastic artists , based in the USA and Canada, the Netherlands, Belgium and Germany that are playing today... please visit them:

 Barbara bee, Patrice A. (a bit later), Rachel of Hi Happy Panda (Yay!), Norma of the fairy yellow bug queen, Nadeschda of Woolfenbell, Stefanie Seltner, Céline, Tammie Lee, Kristen of A Sunny Spot, Eric of Cerulean, Sabine of Herzfrisch and Susan Christensen.

 Thank you very much for playing! 

Wish you all a refreshing weekend




dc 

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No 131 Connections 

No 132 Water 

today: No 133 Ariane of Rose with Nest at 5th + 6th of April 

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 who is our next host?




Kommentare:

  1. oooh....
    such a beautiful nest you draw
    as if it's three dimensional
    i like it very much
    as i like this whole post!
    thank you!!! this was just what i needed
    now to work!
    xoxo

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  2. how fun that you got up on the roof for a better view of the nest. birds do sometimes fly at us if they are concerned. that would have been a good one for eye contact ;-) there is something about eye contact with a wild animal that is powerful.

    your spring is far ahead of ours, no flowers yet, birds yes, but are they nesting, i don't know.

    your drawings are a joy to see on top of that pretty background, reminds me of old Hawaiian art for some reason.

    thank you for being our host!

    I would be happy to host next weekend. I will write you.

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  3. I am totally impressed by your raven story, wow...your picture of the eye, it makes me shivering, exciting!
    it is such a nice theme and as Patrice said the nest you draw is beautiful! I like the floating egg.
    thank you for the invitation x Stefanie

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  4. What a wonderful crow story. I love the blossom and redbreast photos.

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  5. if anything to go by, your post is such a refreshing one! what an adventure, climbing up the roof at work, to come closer to family crow. obviously you had a goal, and you did good. i can't honestly say which of both your endeavours to me is more exciting, because the drawing you made is so very you and so very attractive too. what a perfect background for your delicate drawing.
    your theme was a delight to muse upon last week, queen-of-nests-for-the-day! and that spring weather, which your camera reproduces here so abundantly. splendid... n♥

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  6. The depth of thought that you give to your art is such a joy to behold dear Ariane! The story of the ladder climb -- this is an art installation all by itself. Or, if filmed, a short doc. for sure!! HA! Many moons ago I used to do lino cutting and I still love it as an art form. What a great combination of the lino cut imprint against your fresh drawing of the bird, nest, egg. Brava! Thanks for being host. Hugs, Norma, x

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  7. Wow I'm impressed getting that close to a crow- they are so camera shy! if you know what I mean. we have a group that nests near our house every year and I love watching them - though I think they probably watch me more :)

    Your nest drawing is great- especially the nest part really I've been staring at it for awhile now!! Thank you so much for this theme it was really perfect and fun to see everyone's posts!

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  8. The luck of climbing on the roof to get such a close-up of the crow's nest - WOW! And I love your drawing, Ariane, a breath of spring this whole post. Thanks for inviting me to participate. I enjoyed observing the trees here for nests.
    -sus

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  9. Dear Ariane,
    wonderful photos - you really catched spring! I am sure your nest will find a bird.
    Have a nice week
    Sabine

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