Birds in Paradise

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Photo by Mandy

Photo by Mandy

Mandy Russell is a mixed media artist who lives in Maine and whose delightful artwork I came across by chance recently.  I especially loved her funky TV and the happy robot dude.

When I noticed that part of her “staff” included a German Shepherd and a parrot, I just had to leave a comment on her Web site asking her for a pic of this cute looking bird so that I could put it up on my blog.

Now as most of you know, by now, I have a thing about parrots.   I was delighted when Mandy sent me a picture of Gogog, her impish green-cheeked conure.  So cute!

Winged Horus

Winged Horus

Parrots are a rather popular subject for needlepoint artists.  So is Horus, the ancient Egyptian falcon deity.

So I decided to do a quick vector doodle very loosely based on some clip art of a Thutmose III cartouche that flew in from the Internet.

Horace

Horace

You can call him Horace.

Think he’d make a great needlepoint? ;-)

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Erin McGrath and Needlepointland.com, 2012 – 2016.

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About Erin

Owner of Needlepoint Land, LLC. Professional in the field for more than 15 years, during which I have managed and/or worked with various high-end needlepoint shops. I enjoy teaching both beginners and advanced stitchers, and have created numerous stitch guides, with speciality thread selections, for in-store customers and private clients. I maintain contact with an extensive network of needlepoint vendors, custom artists, and, most importantly, reliable, high-quality finishers. I look forward to hearing your comments on my blog!

2 responses »

  1. I’ve encountered Horace many times over the years and would love to paint him with a hieroglyphics background. Would be so pretty with all those glorious Egyptian blues, greens, gold. I can see it.

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