Would you like to learn to draw a ‘lovebird’ for your sweetie?
Do I sound like one of those ads on the inside of a matchbook cover? ~ draw this to win $100.00 or draw this to enter into Art School ?
Gosh, if I only would have entered ? lol.
Anyway….When I begin to draw for a design I typically break things down into shapes, like squares, rectangles and even hearts! I am not educated in drawing and it doesn’t come naturally to me….hence why my designs are homespun, whimsical and sometimes a little quirky….but I am ok with that…..it feels like me.
Here is a breakdown of the ‘Lovebird‘ drawing…..
Start with a heart…..add the eye and beak, then plaid or polka dot belly, then curly tail and legs! How easy is that?!!!
The heart bumps will determine the size of the head and belly and the length will determine the tail and bottom….easy peasy…..
Then color in with your favorite colored pencils.
….here is what I did with the drawing ⇓
Cut a circle from watercolor paper and prepare with chalkboard paint (not a surprise, huh ?), or any paper of your choice…..then draw and color-in the lovebird and punch a hole in the top for baker’s twine…..a pretty scrapbooking paper for the backside would be cute too!
…then add the tag to a Valentine’s Day gift …for your sweetie!
For the gift I simply made my favorite candy ~ chocolate covered cherries
using a recipe found on Pinterest thru one of my fellow bloggers, click below.
…..see Pinterest isn’t just a storage box, lol !
Then using what I had on hand to wrap the gift….a small paper mache heart box, a coffee filter to wrap the sweets, a few heart sprinkles, and bakers twine of course
it made for a pretty homespun gift wrap!
yes…I said coffee filters.
I found them in the ‘green~natural’ area of the market….and my mind started creating with all kinds of possibilities…..they look awesome with bags or paper mache boxes!
a pink lovebird and pink twine would look super cute too…..don’t ya think?
See that awesome red fabric bowl…..
It is made by hand on a treadle machine, by Trina of ‘The Green Snail’, aka The Memory Maker….read all about Trina here.
a heartwarming, meaningful gift…….handmade and homemade that is.
Great for a special friend or to make a friend….
Happy Valentine’s Day
Up Next: Bowl Fillers, Learn to Paint Creative Canvas, Bentwood Scrapbooking Liners, Colored Pencil Technique, and the ‘To Market Club’