Sunday, February 17, 2013

Take A Word Challenge - Blackbird

I was asked to provide the inspirational picture for this week's Take A Word Challenge. The word was blackbird. I love blackbirds! They can be sinister, funny and sometimes just plain messy. Just ask any scarecrow! Edgar Allan Poe was quite an authority on blackbirds (ravens), too.


If you would like to see all of the works people came up with, please visit http://takeaword.blogspot.com/ where you can find a link to their blogs. Just be sure to duck with all of the blackbirds flying around!

20 comments:

  1. Awesome creation, a little bit gruesome, but funny too with the bird dropping, I love it.
    Hugs Anja

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  2. A very clever piece, Bill. Bravo.

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  3. Bravo, Bill. That is the quintessential black bird piece of all time.

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  4. love, love, love, love this! the black and white elements blend so nicely together. true eye candy (even the poop!)

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  5. You scamp you. I thought at first that was a flower on Poe's hat, but alas and alack it was the blackbird's offering for the day! Thanks for giving us a great example for inspiration, Bill!

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  6. Love your monochromatic sample, Bill. The background is splendid!

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  7. Terrific artwork,Bill, wonderfully created.

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  8. You have out done yourself Bill this is hilarious and fabulous work too...I adore the background so delightfully creepy...love it!

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  9. What, that's not a flower on the hat? Fantastic artwork, Bill!

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  10. nasty behaviour of that bird to ruin this awesome hat! wonderful artwork, bill!

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  11. How did I know something cheeky would turn up? A fabulous sample Bill, love the background, love it all! xx

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  12. Wow..stunning work..visually mesmerizing..such a strong piece..beautiful
    Victoria

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  13. Looks to be the perfect piece for the theme -- haunting and oh so clever.

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  14. Thanks for the theme, Bill. Your entry is very masculine. I love the black/grey Good thing Poe wore a snazzy hat! LOL

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  15. Bonjour Bill ! excellent le black and white pour traiter le sujet !
    Votre image est très réussie !
    Bravo ! Amitiés Mary.kg

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  16. That is fabulously amusing. The raven's revenge. Great piece!

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  17. I'm not sure my previous comment got through as blogger made me stop and sign in. Great and humorous piece!

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  18. Hilarious! Hahahaha!
    But so awesome indeed my Bill!
    GREAT artwork!

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