leaves wings and other such things

bird dog

bird boy from groupThe moment a little boy is concerned with which is a jay and which is a sparrow, he can no longer see the birds or hear them sing. —Eric Bernet

bird boy group

“Hear! hear!” screamed the jay from a neighboring tree, where I had heard a tittering for some time, “winter has a concentrated and nutty kernel, if you know where to look for it.”  —Henry David Thoreau, 28 November 1858 journal entry

bird boys from group

When nature made the blue-bird she wished to propitiate both the sky and the earth, so she gave him the color of the one on his back and the hue of the other on his breast. —John Burroughs


when, birds are not birds & boys are not boys & when, boys think they are birds, if by chance they encounter a dog—would that be bird-doggin’—
bird doggin' 

Posted on by stanislawa in toes&nose

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i am a hand-drawn line. an illustrator & designer who is curious about flora, fauna, human creatures, & glyphs.

2 Responses to bird dog

  1. Dancingwater

    so beautiful it all began with you and boy bird dogs who are neither and i can’t wait to see where you take us.

    • stanislawa

      thanks Dancingwater for your kind words. bird boys & dogs surely will take us to curious delightful places, so glad you will come along.


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