ABOUT ME - My name is Amy and I'm a birder living in central Florida. On this blog I post book and birding product reviews as well as birder gift ideas and announcements related to my birder gift shop on this site. I also have a personal birding blog called Powered By Birds.

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Archive: Art

Awesome art gifts from Wisdom book artist

Posted on March 22nd, 2013 in Art, Books, Products

A little while ago I reviewed Wisdom by Darcy Pattinson and Kitty Harvill. I recently learned that Kitty Harvill has an online shop with Zazzle and she has some of her fabulous art reproduced on a great selection of products. If you liked the art in Wisdom, you should definitely check out her shop! Here are some of my favorites that I found while browsing through her selection.

Heron Pillow
Little Blue Heron Fine Art Pillow

Hummingbird Clock
Saw-billed Hermit Hummingbird Clock

Valentine Card
Albatrosses in Love Valentine Card

Contest alert: Edward Lear Owl Print

Posted on January 8th, 2013 in Art, Books, Contest, Giveaway

Submit a comment on this blog post by Audubon Magazine for a chance to win an Eagle Owl print by Edward Lear. Drawing takes place 31 January 2013.

Amazing kestrel wood carving

Posted on August 15th, 2012 in Art, Products, Video

This video shows a beautiful American Kestrel wood carving by artist Lona Hymas-Smith. Click the gear icon to view in HD and then make the clip full screen to see the detail on this amazing work. To learn more about the artist, visit Wood Carvings and Sculptures from Lona Hymas-Smith.

T-Shirt Tuesday: 3x Fuertes

Posted on February 23rd, 2010 in Art, Museum, T-Shirt Tuesday

This weeks featured t-shirts are in honor of a current exhibit at the New York State Museum: Birds of New York and the Paintings of Louis Agassiz Fuertes. According to the website of the museum:

This exhibition commemorates the 100th anniversary of the publication of Birds of New York, one of the most popular books issued in the State Museum’s history. The exhibition features dozens of original watercolors made for the book by famed bird artist Louis Agassiz Fuertes, as well as the first edition of Birds of New York, a portfolio of prints, and specimens from the Museum’s ornithology collection.

Fuertes was an ornithologist and artist, active from about 1894 until his death in 1927. He illustrated over 60 books and hundreds of articles. The exhibition at the New York State Museum honors the 100th anniversary of Elon Howard Eaton’s Birds of New York, which was illustrated by Fuertes.

This week’s highlighted t-shirts feature art by Louis Agassiz Fuertes: Meadowlark; Rose-breasted Grosbeak; and Great Horned Owl.