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Obsessive Ornithophile: 19 Hand-painted bird earrings

I think like many artists I focused in on birds as a frequent subject for my illustrations and paintings at an early age. That hasn’t changed over the years. Now I paint a series of l’il lard butt birds on wood, realistic birds on canvas, and the items in this post – hand-painted bird earrings! Please enjoy these wonderful winged babies painted just for your lovely lobes.

1 Blue Jays click here to purchase

2 Japanese White Eye I saw my first Japanese White Eye in Hawaii. They danced around me as I was packing the car for the trip back to the airport. I painted these as soon as I got home from the trip. click here to purchase

3 the Eastern Bluebird click here to purchase

4 the Loon I grew up in Maine and Iwill never stop missing the lonely, magical sound they make. click here to purchase

5 the Great Horned Owl These were inspired by Julio, a rescued owl living here in Portland at the Audubon Society. click here to purchase

6 Lazuli Bunting click here to purchase

7 Peacock click here to purchase

8 Ruby Throated Hummingbird click here to purchase

9 Peregrine Falcon These little babies were inspired by Finnegan, another bird rescued by the Audobon Society here in Portland, Oregon. click here to purchase

10 Puffins click here to purchase

11 Black capped Chickadees My mother and grandmother treasured these birds and so too will I, forever. click here to purchase

12 Barn Owls click here to purchase

13 Emperor Penguins click here to purchase

14 Robins click here to purchase

15 Cardinals click here to purchase

16 Korean Crow Tit click here to purchase I first discovered these through felt art shared on Tumblr. When I found out they were real my brain exploded. with joy.

17 Ravens click here to purchase always a favourite. CORVIDS FOREVER.

18 Kingfishers Seeing these in Japan was a really, really special treat. click here to purchase

19 Piliated Woodpeckers click here to purchase

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Obsessive Ornithophile: 19 Hand-painted bird earrings

I think like many artists I focused in on birds as a frequent subject for my illustrations and paintings at an early age. That hasn’t changed over the years. Now I paint a series of l’il lard butt birds on wood, realistic birds on canvas, and the items in this post – hand-painted bird earrings! Please enjoy these wonderful winged babies painted just for your lovely lobes.

1 Blue Jays click here to purchase

2 Japanese White Eye I saw my first Japanese White Eye in Hawaii. They danced around me as I was packing the car for the trip back to the airport. I painted these as soon as I got home from the trip. click here to purchase

3 the Eastern Bluebird click here to purchase

4 the Loon I grew up in Maine and Iwill never stop missing the lonely, magical sound they make. click here to purchase

5 the Great Horned Owl These were inspired by Julio, a rescued owl living here in Portland at the Audubon Society. click here to purchase

6 Lazuli Bunting click here to purchase

7 Peacock click here to purchase

8 Ruby Throated Hummingbird click here to purchase

9 Peregrine Falcon These little babies were inspired by Finnegan, another bird rescued by the Audobon Society here in Portland, Oregon. click here to purchase

10 Puffins click here to purchase

11 Black capped Chickadees My mother and grandmother treasured these birds and so too will I, forever. click here to purchase

12 Barn Owls click here to purchase

13 Emperor Penguins click here to purchase

14 Robins click here to purchase

15 Cardinals click here to purchase

16 Korean Crow Tit click here to purchase I first discovered these through felt art shared on Tumblr. When I found out they were real my brain exploded. with joy.

17 Ravens click here to purchase always a favourite. CORVIDS FOREVER.

18 Kingfishers Seeing these in Japan was a really, really special treat. click here to purchase

19 Piliated Woodpeckers click here to purchase


Zachary Pryor gets political – yes, I am liberal as hell

2018 was a year of me painting my favorite female singers with butterfly and bird wings and antlers. (I will talk about WHY in my next post) I slowly transitioned into also painting a handful worthy men and then political figures like:

Dr. Christine Blasey Ford – There was no question that the Kavanaugh hearing moved me. I was devastated, uplifted, and triggered all at once along with many of my girlfriends and other sexual assault survivors. Her bravery will forever be remembered for me in this piece. A portion of the proceeds for this print are donated to RAINN, the National sexual assault telephone hotline.

Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg – the Notorious one original sold long ago, but the print can still be acquired HERE.

Anita Hill – I was asked to represent Anita after posting my “Ford Tough” piece and I couldn’t say no. I am donating half of the sale of each print to RAINN, the National sexual assault hotline.

Maxine Waters “you better shoot straight!” If you don’t have a deep fondness for this woman I just don’t understand. Like Ford and RBG – the framed original Maxine piece has found a home, but the matted print is available.

Emma González – I write this tonight with the knowledge that a Parkland survivor has taken her life. Not everyone can be a figurehead of the movement and many suffer in silence. My heart goes out to every one of those kids and all the victims of the countless shootings in our country. I know those scars will be carried for a lifetime. I really hope Ms. González continues to fight the good fight and we see big things from her in the future. The print is still available and HALF of each sale will go to March For Our Lives.

Sharice Davids – It isn’t fair that I haven’t painted Deb Haaland yet, but Sharice is so striking I couldn’t resist. She is one of the first Indigenous Women elected to Congress in the recent blue wave. The framed original is still available.

Nancy Pelosi – I have to admit, I admire her, but I’m certainly not her biggest fan, but the state of the Union clap had to be immortalized as those who know me know – I LOVE shade. Again, the original sold, but the print is available.

Alexandria Ocasio Cortez – Now, AOC I adore! The original and the print are both available.