Monday, April 22, 2013

Happy Earth Day!

I never mess with my Blue Q bags. I like them just the way they are. I tweaked one today in honor of Earth Day. And, I promised myself to cut back on my carbon footprints by making fewer trips to the post office. I changed pharmacies to one much closer to home. The old one is around the corner, down the road and across the street from the post office. I cannot mail anything thicker than a the tip of my pinkie in our cluster boxes, but that's okay. I will do my part to keep our Katy cleaner.

The graphics on my bag are from the good Kathleen in Australia. I have a special weakness for aboriginal arts. I've always wanted a bag with images of the cave art, in honor of some of the first artists, but who could afford one? I gotta show you this . . .

Tell you this: It's a frame made in Africa. The craftsmanship is exquisite. I got it for 30% off the original price. What a bargain, yes? And I must ask you this: Have you ever bought a frame, liked the picture that came with so much that you left it, and hung it as if the people were related or friends? I couldn't have taken a prettier picture, so I hung these strangers on my bedroom wall. My little Indian pencil bag sneaked into the photo.

So. I forgot to do an Earth Day Berd, but I printed and addressed six of these. Each has its own little message on the front. Drawn last year, colored last night, mailed today. I like the little good luck stamp.

Maybe Betty will make up for my lapse. She wants you to know she's not a Bee Girl. She's a Flutterby. She wishes us all a Happy Earth Day. Thirteen pieces of mail left under her wing. 

Hope you had a Happy Earth Day, too.




  1. Like the second photo! Beautiful art!

    1. Thank you, Aritha. I like it as well. The images tells a slightly different story each time I see them.

  2. I love your berds, and that frame in exquisite, indeed. We do try to recycle as much as we can these days, now that we have a full size recycling can.

    1. Your love is music to my ears, Jackie. Thank you. :)

      Katy doesn't have recycling bins. My nose gets out of joint when I drive through Houston neighborhoods that have them. Everyone recycled in Colorado. I used hoard newspapers and magazines for our neighborhood recyclers until they grew tired of doing it. Even the Boy Scouts stopped asking for neighborhood donations. Our state is so behind times.

      I'm still trying to figure out how they got those pieces of wood to behave the way they did. :)

  3. OH Limner! I love your return address stamp! Did you design that? It is way cool! Love your berds too! Such fun!

    1. Hey Elle! :) I wish I could take credit for it, but no ma'am, I didn't do it. I selected it though. :) Do I get credit for having good taste? ;
      Glad you like it.

      I have more fun drawing my Berds than you can imagine, so it's nice to know someone enjoys them. :)