Did you know that Whimsy was a place?
Did you know they had a field guide to the birds that live there?
Well, actually they didn't - until I created one!
Using my old sewing machine, a picture I drew, and my computer I put together the cover for the field guide.
I drew pictures of the birds that I know live there, and wrote up some information about each of them. I then sewed together the pages and added them to the cover.
There are many amazing birds that live there.
The Necklace Pelican uses it large pouch to catch fish.
The Neck Tie Boss Bird protects all the animals found within its territory.
The White Throated Roller is usually quiet and shy, but likes to be raucous and rolling during its courtship flight.
The Bubble Crested Treecreeper searches for insects on tree trunks in a spiraling motion.
The Tear Eyed Puffin's call sounds like a person is laughing.
The Speckled Throated Racer loves to race and spends 15 to 20 hours a day in flight.
The Spotted Barrier's spots change colour depending upon the amount of berries it eats.
The Star Eyed Balancing Bird spends hours each day practicing balancing one or two or sometimes three rocks on their heads.
The Mothering Cormerant protects smaller and weaker animals and tucks them under their wing for protection.
What fun I had creating this little field guide!
I submitted it to Somerset Studio magazine for consideration for their March/April issue that had 'Whimsy' as a theme. It was not chosen to be published, but after almost 8 months of not having this little book, I am just so pleased to have it home again.
It just makes me smile.