Every mother blackbird…

art journal sketchespractice and letting go are just a couple of things I am working on guided by amazing artists and teachers like Misty Mawn whose new online ART ENTWINED class has just begun (she is my favorite teacher of all time… so very generous and talented and inspiring and more!)…

Patty Szymkowicz adding paint

my quirky star eyed girl could use more paint on her face along with some other adjustments but I am going to move on for now…

Magpie's Nest Patty Szymkowicz black bird mother

BLACKBIRD is the new challenge theme over at Moo Mania & More and this also qualifies for AJJ’s BIRDS, BEASTS & HUMANS challenge…

Patty Szymkowicz iphone apps and my artwork(still having lots of fun with my iphone and the Diana, DistressedFx and Pixlr Express apps)

 “Every mother blackbird thinks her baby is the blackest.”

Translation of this old saying…

“Every mother thinks her baby is the most beautiful.”

 p.s. I am having issues with leaving comments on some blogs … when I type the cursor moves but no letters/words are showing up in the comments block?

20 responses to “Every mother blackbird…

  1. This is lovely, and so right about ever mother /blackbird etc! Thanks for joining us at Art Journal Journey and Moo Mania and More! Hugs, Valerie


  2. Lovely faces and blackbirds, Patty. What a great quote! Your blog is always a source of delight to me. xxx


  3. I had this happen too with comments- weird things happening…
    Such a fun face with the nest and babies peeping out!!Lovely Patty! xo


  4. This is gorgeous. Your latest online class is turning out to be a great one, and it seems perfect for you. I am glad you are getting so much out of it, and I look forward to seeing how this class progresses.

    In the meantime, I adore what you made and your great blackbird! Love the variations using apps, too.


  5. Fantastic Patty, what a great sketch!


  6. This is so lovely – as always, liebe Patty.

    Have a wonderful weekend


  7. i love the stars in her eyes (every proud mother has;)) – your sketching is really good! and i see you can entertain yourself with photoediting (another addicting Thing…)
    have a great Weekend, patty! xo


  8. froebelsternchen

    A fantastic sketch and what you made with it is superb.. funny with the apps as well! The quote is very true… yes! So glad you shared that with both the challenges dear Patty!
    Wishing a happy weekend!
    Here it’s snowing again..big white snowflakes..oh my gosh .. I really want spring coming soon… grrr.


  9. Another blogger issue…how surprising! Hope it gets sorted out for you soon. In the meantime, I love your girl with her nest of blackbirds!


  10. oh you are having fun aren’t you…..online classes are the best kind I think.


  11. Very fun! She is quite lovely.


  12. Wonderful! Glad to see you stretching your wings!!!!!!!


  13. sparkledaysstudio

    She’s so charming and I love all your digital iterations. A sparrow is building a nest just inside a part of our back room where we couldn’t get the soffit finished before winter. I told hubby to leave her be and let the babies fledge and then we’ll fix the roof. I can hear her chirp just above my head while I am reading. So sweet. Now I can think of her nest like this one. xox


  14. A beautiful painting although I am a bit disconcerted about having a blackbird nesting in my hair. (Afterthought – possible this lady is a statue and then it would be alright).
    It looks as if this course is teaching something different and creative. while still allowing you to be you?
    I see you are having fun with photo-editing , and I like the red(black)bird in its pretty colour scheme.


  15. She is wonderful, dear Patty, I so love you gave her starry eyes -and oh the nest with hungry babies ,so beautiful an idea, together with the qoute,-
    The play with your art piece has constructed wonderful new versions !!
    Have a fantastic new week, my friend.
    Dorthe xoxo


  16. she is so lovely Patty and I love the symbolism of your chosen adornments for your star eyed girl. Thanks for sharing which class you’re taking. I was going to ask you. I know you love Misty 🙂


  17. What a fun challenge! I think she’s quite lovely!


  18. Practice and letting go – definitely two things I’m trying to do, too. Love your ladies and blackbirds!


  19. Love this girl with the nest and baby birds on her head. She’s wonderful! I love seeing what you are doing!!! I’m behind in my online class…. will catch up eventually. And love your photo apps!


  20. Lovvvvvvve this! 👏👏👏👏❤️🔺


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