Saturday, October 29, 2011

Cactus Wrens

Cactus Wrens
Cactus wren
Micron pen drawing inspired by a recent visit to the Charco del Ingenio Natural Reserve in San Miguel de Allende where I spotted that beautiful cactus wren
& got savagely devoured by a hungry mob of mosquitoes.
*Note to self: remember to put on repellent the next time!

32 Lovely Comments:

Blogger barbara@sparrowavenue said...

aren't you lucky: no not the mosquitoes; the cactus wren! and a lovely new drawing out of it too.

(nasty, those mozzies)

10/29/2011 2:30 PM  
Blogger Hoola Tallulah said...

So beautiful, wren's are my favourite bird :)

10/29/2011 2:37 PM  
Blogger nikkijoy said...

This is lovely. You have a really unique style =) x

10/29/2011 4:26 PM  
Blogger ale balanzario said...


10/29/2011 5:09 PM  
Blogger Brit said...

i love your drawings...i have to admit though, they make my fingers ache a little seeing all the detail haha. but so beautiful!

10/29/2011 5:24 PM  
Blogger Lisa Graham Art said...

Those are both so gorgeous. I love their sweet simplicity. I never knew there was such a thing as a cactus wren. We put a wren house out every year in front of our house and I enjoy their song so much.

10/29/2011 6:24 PM  
Blogger leFiligree said...

fantastic shot of the cactus wren! and the drawing has so many details

10/29/2011 7:58 PM  
Blogger tinajo said...

Beautiful - both the drawing and photo! :-)

10/30/2011 1:24 AM  
Blogger Dianne said...

This drawing is amazing! I've seen House, Carolina and Canyon Wrens, but not a Cactus Wren. Is there song as pretty as a Canyon Wren's?

10/30/2011 6:54 AM  
Blogger Bubble My Licorice said...

fantastic drawing! :)

10/30/2011 9:49 AM  
Blogger Sunny said...

so beautiful!!!

10/30/2011 9:56 AM  
Blogger Rocky Cross Studio said...

Just love this drawing you are so talented .... the wren landed on the right spot no thorns!!! Yep never leave the house without repellent .... I live in the woods and the south ..... they even try to hitch a ride in the car some days!!!

10/30/2011 2:32 PM  
Blogger Mônica said...

All their drawings are magnificent. Congratulations on the beautiful work.

10/30/2011 2:34 PM  
Blogger Margie Oomen said...

what an amazing photo opportunity and of course an equally fantastic drawing

10/30/2011 3:21 PM  
OpenID aracelisrandomness said...

Pobre! Me encanta tu pequena venganza del pajaro comiendose al mosquito ;-)

10/30/2011 3:52 PM  
Blogger k said...

love your interpretation of that pretty little bird - beautiful. sorry you had to get snacked on to see it!

10/30/2011 6:00 PM  
Blogger nicole said...

I love that you included mosquitoes in your drawing!

10/30/2011 7:42 PM  
Anonymous Rendell said...

Love the drawing and love the photo...Wrens are glorious little birds!

10/30/2011 9:40 PM  
OpenID curlygirlpress said...

Hence: cactus wren devours mosquitoes! I love it. = )

10/31/2011 12:00 PM  
Anonymous Jill said...

you love birds?am i right?

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11/09/2011 7:50 PM  
Anonymous Becky said...

Love your new drawing - can't wait to see what you and Arounna are hatching. FYI, the cactus wren is the largest of the wren family and it is the state bird of Arizona.

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