Wednesday, October 28, 2009

"Flutterby" - Maree Clarkson

The bird of paradise alights only upon the hand that does not grasp.

- John Berry

"Flutterby" pencil sketch with watercolour in Moleskine watercolour sketch-book

I reared this Laughing Dove from when she was tiny, spent a year in and out of the house, and she was kind enough to roost contentedly on a rock while I sketched her. She now lives free and wild in my garden and is always the first to arrive when I start filling the bird tables. I recognise here because of the little blue ring I put on her.


  1. What a treasure, Maree, and a beautiful sketch!

  2. Thank you Kate, she's an absolute darling. But she won't let me come too near these days.


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