Draw a Bird Day — July 8, 2021 — Eastern Bluebird male

Birds are icons across cultures serving as feathered pantheon of our attributes and emotions. Sorrows plummet on crow’s wings. Joy’s infusion in a bluebird’s sighting. The drawing is the first time I’ve used a youtube how-to video to draw anything. It works pretty well especially since it can be paused and replayed. The dimensions are…

Call out to artists! Get your Shakespeare on!

Matthaei Botanical Gardens and Nichols Arboretum, part of The University of Michigan in Ann Arbor, MI, is calling artists for submissions.  I get their newsletter and in this week’s newsletter is the following: Calling all artists, Shakespeare lovers—everyone! Illuminate a Shakespeare-inspired page and send it to us. Basically, illuminated manuscripts feature text that is accompanied…

A2Z 2021 Jethro Tull Songs Day 23 (The) Witches Promise (single)

  The Witch’s Promise is a single, released in January 1970, on the Chrysalis label. It reached No. 4 in the UK Singles Chart, and was promoted by an appearance on the British chart show Top of the Pops. The B-side was “Teacher.” Both songs later appeared on the 2001 US release of the album…

A2Z 2021 Jethro Tull Songs Day 22 Velvet Green from Songs from the Wood (1977)

Peter from Prog Archives says of the album, Songs from the Wood: Singer/songwriter Ian Anderson, in keeping with the recording’s title, revels in his folkier side here, with terrific, spot-on accompaniment from his band (comprised of Martin Barre on guitar and lute, John Evans on keyboards, Barriemore Barlow on drums and percussion, and John Glascock…