Monday, 8 February 2010

'chattering birds' giveaway

And the winner is..... Bella! (Can you email me your address please Bella) Thanks to everyone for entering.
I can't wait for some warmer weather. The winter has been cold and long this year and it looks like we are due some more snow. On the up side the landscapes have been stunning and I've been inspired by trees and hedgerows against pale grey skies. I'm giving away a print of my 'chattering birds' image so if you want to enter the draw please leave a comment here. The closing date is next Monday 15th January February (thanks justdoodleit - I'm obviously living a month behind reality!) 9.30am - UK time and I will announce the winner that day.
To create this illustration I used a photo of the hedge - top left (below) and turned it into a black and white image which I then coloured and I gave it an outline too. I used my wren drawings in some summery colours and placed them in the hedgerow.
© 2010 nicky linzey

11 comments:

get zapped said...

Oh boy, a giveaway - how fun! I love it. Not to rub it in, but the PNW, but be having the nicest weather this winter. It's more like spring! Anyway, your art is always uplifting!

justdoodleit said...

You meant 15th February, right? Looks nice...especially the contrast against grey hedgerow.

yoon see said...

Wow! Wow! Wow!
I just love giveaway Nicky.
Count me in, see how lucky am I, see I can get your fabulous "chattering birds"!

They are rainbow birds to me, longing for the coming of spring and Nicky how clever you have created this illustration to welcome spring!

aimee said...

oh my! count me in please!

Shirley said...

OOOh! Count me in, Nicky! I am SUCH a big fan of your work. Your wrens are splendid! : )

And wow, your focused eye illustrations are just amazing!

ValGalArt said...

i sure do love this! and yes, the muddy theme is a sticky mess, :D

Anairam said...

Beautiful! Chattering birds will warm my soul, will be company, will fill my life with song! Actually I just cleaned and moved my birdbath today, so should I do NOT win your lovely giveaway, I will try and tempt some real-life birds to come and visit...

Bella Sinclair said...

Awesome contrast, and such a great idea! I can almost hear them chattering away. Yay, a giveaway!!

Caroline said...

Oh, I really like the way you;ve combined the birds and hedge - lovely contrast. I saw this when you first posted but didn't have time then to leave a comment - then my laptop was struck by lightening so have been without all week - aargh - glad I'm just squeezing in to be put in the draw!!!!

yoon see said...

Sorry to be late here.
Yes, the winner is Bella.
Congrats Bella, I really love all her comments.
She has te magical insights of words, how warm, how sweet....
no wonder everyone also feel so encourage by her positive words:)

yoon see said...

Hello Nicky, sorry I have to comment here of yur bad hair entry.
I had tried so many times and it was not working....

You look so cheerful and this is good hair to me Nicky!
You have got cute baby look and you should have entered a cute baby contest!
I were the opposite of you. I was forced to trim my hair really short...

Your dad is so thoughtful and it's a great way to stay connected. With this little memorable gesture, you and him are another thousand times closer.
Happy day, happy day Nicky!

Happy weekends and rest well yeah:)