April Celebration – Today is Draw a Picture of a Bird Day!


Orange Crowned Warbler - Original Watercolor ©Carolina Russo

Orange Crowned Warbler – Original Watercolor ©Carolina Russo


April Celebration National and International Days!

Today  is dedicated to “Draw a Picture of a Bird Day!”

In honor and inspiration of this Day I decided to Doodlewash a California Bird specifically one that I enjoy to see often from my window and it is a very cute little yellowish-green bird with sometimes a visible orange color crown on the top head, the name of this bird is the Orange-Crowned Warbler

I enjoyed to celebrate this Day and drawing this lovely bird very much! ❤

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©Copyright Carolina Russo

Details about my doodlewash:
it is a watercolor with ink finish I used one of my favorite French Artists Watercolors the Sennelier  l’Aguarelle 12 demi-godets half-pans travel metal box  and Pigma Micron black Ink pen #2 over a Sketchbook!

About April Draw a Picture of a Bird a Day Origin and how it all started: 

Origin 1943 United Kingdom – Dorie Cooper

In 1943, Dorie Cooper’s mother took her to a hospital in to visit her uncle who was wounded in World War 2. While there, Dorie attempted to cheer her uncle by asking him to “Draw a bird for me, please.”After seeing her uncle’s bird picture, Dorie laughed out loud and proclaimed that he was not a very good artist, but that she would hang the picture in her room nonetheless. The complete honesty and acceptance of his niece did much to lighted her uncle’s spirit. Other soldiers at the hospital also had their day brightened by the event and so, every time Dorie came to visit, they held drawing contests to see who could produce the best bird pictures.
Sadly, just three years later, young Dorie was killed in a car accident. At her funeral, her coffin was filled with bird images that had been made by soldiers, nurses, and doctors from the ward where her uncle had been. The people who little Dorie had touched decided that the little girl who brought hope to the ward by drawing birds would be forevermore remembered on her birthday, April 8th.

Draw a Bird Day is not a recognized official holiday but it is one of the most heartfelt holidays of the year, honoring the soul of a beautiful and innocent, little girl.

To celebrate Dorie’s birthday, be inspired to draw a bird of any kind and share it! ❤

With this Celebration I am also join Charlie at doodlewash celebrating a National or International Day with a doodlewash!  You are welcome to join us with your doodlewash!  Tag your image #doodlewashaday

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31 thoughts on “April Celebration – Today is Draw a Picture of a Bird Day!

  1. Lovely painting, the Warbler looks adorable.

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  2. Beautiful painting! The bird looks so alive! The careful pen strokes make its feather look fluffy and so real!
    “Draw a picture of a bird Day” Such a nice day!I loved reading the story behind it. 🙂

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  3. A Mother of All Trades

    Wow! You are unbelievably talented! I envy and am inspired by you all at once 🙂

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  4. Yay!!!!!! (Takes a breathe) Yay!!!! This is awesome, Carolina!! So delicate and beautiful! I love it!! Well done!! 😍😍😃

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  5. Really funny, what kind of days are excisting. Your drawing is beautiful! I am amazed every time again about your skills!

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  6. theworldisnotagainstme

    Why am I just discovering this blog???? You are so amazingly talented. I wish I could follow your blog a thousand times.

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    • Wow!!! Thank you so much! I am very happy to connect with you. I am glad that you enjoy my Art you must have seen that I love to express my creativity in many different ways! Thank you for the Follow I will make sure to visit your Blog soon! Thank you for stopping by! I hope you will be back again and again ,-)


  7. Wonderful painting. It was a new information to me. Thanks for this post !!!

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  8. Good evening!
    Japan time is 8 pm on Saturday.
    Always thanks to a nice message.
    It is covered in Japanese cherry tree.
    Welcome to Okayama, the Land of Sunshine! https://ryoma2sakamoto.wordpress.com/2016/04/01/welcome-to-okayama-the-land-of-sunshine/

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  9. Lovely touching story Carolina > I like the ink and watercolours together (the bird looks like a quite contented little thing 🙂

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  10. so cute! Thanks for participating. (K)

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  11. What a gorgeous drawing Carolina. You’re very talented.

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  12. Great job! Gorgeous!

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  13. He is wonderful!

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