I loved the challenge of looking carefully, of trying to capture the “essence” of a Yellow Warbler and what makes it different from other birds. I had trouble with the beak - I think I have one bird shape for every bird I have ever drawn! This time I tried to think about what warblers eat so erase the seed beak. Drawing made me think about the many parts, feathers, legs, feet, beak, streaks on breast, etc. and how they go together to make a warbler.
I have been a lazy journaler and now have time and space to invest in paying attention to the beauty around me. I am fascinated by the little brown birds in the backyard feeders. I want to get close, to somehow capture who they are. Nature journaling as a creative discipline seems like the perfect solution!