Tuesday, November 18, 2014

Birds. Goats and Bears


Sheet metal birds in branches.


Black Capped Chickadee.





Black Bear goes for a walk.

Last June the Northern Illinois area had a very rare visitor. A black bear was spotted in several counties sleeping in trees, munching on tender spring plants and ambling across fields for much of the month of June.
A few people were frightened but most were delighted to have a rather large teddy bear in their backyard. After a while the bear disappeared and was the topic of discussion in chat rooms, bus rides and probably every diner in Northern Illinois and Southern Wisconsin.

Painted sheet metal bear shows the route he traveled on the reverse side. 

8 comments:

  1. oh ramona, all of this is so delightful...

    xoxo

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    1. Thank you so much Lynne!

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  2. Lynne is right: Oh, Ramona, all of this is so delightful!

    Great work!! Great!!!

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    1. Thank you fellow sheet artist:))

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  3. I love the illustrations of the birds and also the expression on the bear's face. Also - the map of the walk looks at a first glance like a constellation :)

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    1. Thank you HKatz, lovely to see you here! I also noticed the constellation and wondered if our bear was moved by the heavens :-)

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  4. your creations on metal are beautiful Ramona. I especially love the animals. The bear is especially delightful. I hope the real one found safety and good habitat wherever it travelled too.

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    1. Thank you Kim, I have not heard of anything but good things about the bear and like to think he is just adventuresome. Let's see if he makes an appearance in 2015.

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