Monday, January 17, 2011

Today I Saw

Today I Saw
The lovely Jill over at Today I Saw invited me to play and asked me a few fun questions.
I'm doing a flash giveaway at my blog today!
After reading the questions over at Jill's blog please come back here and leave a comment with the name of one of the birds I mention in the interview.
The winner will receive my Today I Saw postcard in the mail!
I will choose a random name tomorrow morning
and will announce the winner at noon! Have fun!
*I stopped biting my nails last year! I started biting them when I was two years old so it was a pretty tough habit to break. So, yes! that is my very own nail in the photo ;)
Tiny Book of Birds
A few teensy weensy books are available at my shop.
Going Places print
And there's a new print at my Etsy shop!

***Comments are now closed. I will announce the winner of the giveaway later today.
Thank you for playing with me :)

171 Lovely Comments:

Blogger CraftyCripple said...

I have to give the great-tailed grackles a heads up

1/17/2011 9:09 AM  
Blogger L. KIM said...

Hi Geninne! I love your blog . . . an amazing source of inspiration. Ooh, vermillion flycatchers for me.

1/17/2011 9:14 AM  
Blogger Jill Wignall said...

Geninne, is it too naughty for me to leave a comment? If so that's ok, if not I say 'Hawk!'. Your postcard is so lovely. I love the colours.

1/17/2011 9:17 AM  
Blogger ... Bimbi said...

A joy to see your work and vermillion flycatcher sounds very exotic.

...and congratulations on the nails!

Enjoy your day
Bimbi

1/17/2011 9:21 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Hello,
Olá,

I love your work, your blog, your inspiration... I would like to see vermillion flycatchers!!!

:)

Maria Antonia Forjaz
maf2math.uminhp.pt

1/17/2011 9:23 AM  
Blogger Jen said...

Raven! And congrats on the nail biting, I'm currently working on that...

1/17/2011 9:24 AM  
Blogger Mommy said...

I have a love/hate relationship with the "hawks"...they are beautiful (I would love to see one in Mexico) but the attack and kill my chickens!!

jenterry56@hotmail.com

1/17/2011 9:27 AM  
Blogger Hema said...

hi, Vermillion flycatchers....
may I add that your work is so beautiful and colourful...

Hema Parmar
ladyparmar@gmail.com

1/17/2011 9:30 AM  
Blogger WSAKE said...

i say raven! this postcard is so lovely! and congratulations on stopping nail biting... i´m working on that for years now...now i´m using nail polish to stop me.

1/17/2011 9:30 AM  
Blogger Crazy Gecko said...

What a lovely little interview. I'd love to have such a lovely view out the window. I have a view over a lot of rooftops, although I have seen the odd grey heron (the little brother of the "White Heron") flying over to the local river for the odd bit of fishing!

1/17/2011 9:31 AM  
Anonymous Moose said...

The two ravens! Woof and tail wags,
~moose
PS...dad trims my nails so they are nice when I work at school!

1/17/2011 9:36 AM  
Blogger papelhilo-l'araignée said...

such a nice project ! i love flycatchers too !!

1/17/2011 9:37 AM  
Blogger QuinlansMamaMia said...

Geninne, your postcard is just lovely! Congrats on your nails -- and white heron it is.

1/17/2011 9:38 AM  
Blogger ariadne said...

It's quite a dilemma! If I say heron it is because of the elegance,if I say vermillon flycatcher it is because of the colour!But I will say raven because of the spirit!And I love Edgar Alan Poe!
Great postcard! I love this specific department in the art supplies shop but also the smell of the papers!Don't you?Ariadne from Greece!

1/17/2011 9:38 AM  
Blogger Michelle said...

A hawk...because they are my favorite:)

1/17/2011 9:43 AM  
Blogger Patty said...

Swoon!

1/17/2011 9:44 AM  
Blogger LindaSonia said...

Vermillion flycatchers!! Love your blog and your artwork very much!! Kudos to you for your nail! Been there, done that!

1/17/2011 9:45 AM  
Blogger Patty said...

Great-tailed grackles --- they are even fun to say!

1/17/2011 9:47 AM  
Blogger Škorčica said...

Hi!

For the giveaway: white heron.

BTW: I like this accordion-book. :)

Lep pozdrav / Greetings,
http://skorcica.blogspot.com

1/17/2011 9:48 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

White herons are a nice balance for your always beautiful watercolor palettes! -Robyn in Minnesota

1/17/2011 9:50 AM  
Blogger Mev said...

I will have to say, white herons. I love to photograph them, too!

1/17/2011 9:51 AM  
Blogger Colleen said...

love your work...vermillion flycatcher for me. We don't have those at my house. Saw one once at the Botanic garden in San Miguel de Allende.

1/17/2011 9:53 AM  
Blogger Jacqui Dodds said...

White herons was the first bird I read about in the interview but some of the others are very intreguing.
Love your nails!

1/17/2011 9:53 AM  
Blogger Celestine said...

I'll name two birds: the great-tail grackle and the vermillion flycatcher. Because those birds have the same effect as a holiday snapshot that makes you dream about far countries. They make me curious... because all I see here (through the window: I'm staying inside for a few weeks because I have to study) are blue tits, great tits, common blackbirds and house sparrows and dunnocks. Not that they aren't interesting but it's always great fun watching a new species of birds!

1/17/2011 9:54 AM  
Blogger JENNY K. said...

Ravens. I would love the chance to win any of your work. Thank you.

1/17/2011 9:54 AM  
Anonymous Tece said...

Oh! I have not seen a vermilion flycatcher in person yet...that would be wonderful to see! Thanks for entering me in the drawing!

1/17/2011 9:58 AM  
Blogger Kristen said...

A Hawk and Two Ravens! I love your work... :)

1/17/2011 9:58 AM  
Blogger Aya Rosen said...

so cool! I just got up today so all I saw is a dog playing with a doll and pretzel crumbs in a bowl.

1/17/2011 10:03 AM  
Blogger Monique Lopez said...

Ooh I love White herons. I even drew a detailed one for a scientific illustration project years ago for an art class.


Love your art and would love to win the postcard. Thanks!

1/17/2011 10:05 AM  
Blogger Julie said...

I also would love to see what a vermillion flycatcher looks like.

1/17/2011 10:05 AM  
Blogger k. borcz said...

Saw a Hawk and two ravens fighting for territory? That's something you don't see every day! I would love to win a postcard.

1/17/2011 10:06 AM  
Blogger Gabrielle said...

I am always inspired by the beautiful colours you use in your bird paintings. Vermillion Flycatchers must be astounding to see on a walk out in nature. I am going to go look them up in my Peterson Bird Guide right now :)

1/17/2011 10:07 AM  
Blogger ♥ w o o l f ♥ said...

heron, my lovely...
such an inventive giveaway...
:)))

1/17/2011 10:07 AM  
Blogger Marissa Newman said...

white herons!

1/17/2011 10:12 AM  
Blogger VeroViva said...

ravens!
I like your "Today I saw"

1/17/2011 10:19 AM  
Blogger steviewren said...

I'm imagining that fight between the hawk and the ravens. What a interesting thing to see.

Love your blog and your art!

1/17/2011 10:24 AM  
Blogger Sarah said...

white herons! I'd never heard of "today I saw" before today, but absolutely love the idea behind it!

1/17/2011 10:24 AM  
Blogger Consider the Lilies said...

I don't think we have white herons, but we do see Great Blue Herons when we ride on the bike trail. Love your blog and your art work.

1/17/2011 10:26 AM  
Anonymous Sybille said...

Beautiful!
a hawk!
Sybille from South Tyrol

1/17/2011 10:26 AM  
Blogger Lisa said...

White herons, because sometimes I see them too. Gorgeous artwork!

1/17/2011 10:27 AM  
Anonymous Ute Ursula said...

i am a raven`s daughter and i love your work over all!

1/17/2011 10:32 AM  
Blogger Glaucia said...

Hi Geninne :)

The postcard is adorable. I always have trouble kepping myself under control when at an art supply store!

vermillion flycatchers

thanks :)

1/17/2011 10:37 AM  
Blogger Samantha Conklin said...

Hawk
Your colorful postcard makes me want to run down to the art store here to peruse the papers there! (And your nails look great too!)

1/17/2011 10:37 AM  
Anonymous Joan said...

Being an avid, traveling bird watcher, I'll pick the Vermillion Flycatcher because it's the most stunning bird to see in real life, the color is so brilliant it appears to be a glowing ember perched on a branch,phone line or fence.

Love the postcard, hope I win it.

1/17/2011 10:38 AM  
Blogger HollyM said...

White Heron (I love the blue Heron's here). I just read your interview and I've bookmarked a new blog to read.
Thanks!

1/17/2011 10:44 AM  
Blogger Serena said...

White heron for me. I love the colors that you use. So many shades and subtleties to them, and all so vibrant.

1/17/2011 10:46 AM  
Blogger Kelly Larson said...

I'd love to see a vermillion flycatcher. And I LOVE your sweet watercolor. So simple, yet eye-catching. I feel like I'm in the shop.

1/17/2011 10:46 AM  
Blogger cristina salvador said...

Vermillion Flycatchers look great :)
Just loooove birds too*
thanks****

1/17/2011 10:48 AM  
Blogger CJD said...

just had to look up what a great tailed grackle might look like. Sounded like something from Dr. Seuss
Would love to own your today I saw postcard. Just love your vibrant colors.

1/17/2011 10:48 AM  
Blogger Robin said...

I love the sound or 'great tailed grackles' but don't have a clue as to what they may look like. Off to google it!

1/17/2011 10:48 AM  
Blogger April said...

you mentioned Vermillion Flycatchers. Flycatchers are one of my favorite birds I have yet to check off my lifelist.

1/17/2011 10:50 AM  
Blogger Paula said...

i love your paintings!!
and i have a question:
can i also buy these paintings although i live in germany?
thank you for an answer.

1/17/2011 10:51 AM  
Blogger jeannie said...

Fun interview. You saw a hawk.

1/17/2011 10:58 AM  
Blogger Rhoda Alex said...

Hawk :)
love your style

1/17/2011 11:00 AM  
Anonymous Sonal said...

I guess it would be gorgeous to get a glimpse of some great-tailed grackles....love your work Gennine..so inspiring, as always....thank you!

1/17/2011 11:03 AM  
Blogger gill said...

I'd love to see a vermillion fly-catcher! and I'm off to google a great-tailed grackle!!!

1/17/2011 11:06 AM  
Blogger Vixie said...

I'll say the fighting ravens! They sound like such a sight! Your picture is beautiful!

1/17/2011 11:07 AM  
Blogger Debbie said...

Good for you, Geninne on growing beautiful nails! I googled vermillion flycatchers because it sounded like it must be beautiful and they sure are.

1/17/2011 11:08 AM  
Blogger Allison said...

vermillion flycatchers sound like such magical creatures. you're lucky to spot them!

1/17/2011 11:10 AM  
Blogger Beth Stone said...

Ravens! Always makes me think of Edgar Allen Poe... :o)

Congrats on quitting your nail-biting! Your nails look beautiful. :o)

Thanks for the giveaway - I enjoyed the interview, and also the introduction to Jill's blog.

1/17/2011 11:12 AM  
Blogger rossichka said...

Hello, Gennine! I like Jill's project and I enjoyed your interview very much! It was nice to know something more about you... For example about your love for Mexico's charms! What about birds... The hawk grabbed my attention! It must have been quite an exciting sight!

1/17/2011 11:16 AM  
Blogger We Blog Artists said...

The White Heron...may bring me luck today...even though I have never seen one...lots of Blue ones though.
Thanks for the GIVEAWAY...and I loved the interview!
HUGS
Char.x

1/17/2011 11:21 AM  
Anonymous danielle said...

The "Red Baron" hawk -- what a fun (and apt) analogy!

As always, your work is so inspiring.

1/17/2011 11:21 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

GRACKLES! Are they black, blue, violet?
I'm being introduced to them for the first time today and am in love!
Thanks, G.

-jackie

(narthex@hotmail.com)

1/17/2011 11:26 AM  
Blogger Xing said...

vermillion flycatchers!
just googled, what a beauty! :)

1/17/2011 11:32 AM  
OpenID projectlindsay said...

A hawk and two ravens!! :)

Lovely give away!

1/17/2011 11:39 AM  
OpenID projectlindsay said...

A hawk and two ravens!! :)

Lovely give away!

1/17/2011 11:39 AM  
Blogger the reading hausfrau said...

What a nice idea! I'll put down the red baron, I mean hawk.

1/17/2011 11:40 AM  
Blogger Adeline said...

loved reading your interview! wish I could see a vermillion flycatcher! thanks for the lovely giveaway, I love visiting your blog everyday :)

1/17/2011 11:46 AM  
Anonymous Marina Barbato said...

Hola Geninne!!!

Você mencionou o vermillion flycatchers, um passarinho lindo e beeem vermelhinho!

Sou de São Paulo, já li que vc já morou aqui!!

Adoro o seu trabalho, super inspirador!

Beijos, Marina!

1/17/2011 11:53 AM  
Blogger Amanda said...

Love the postcard! :) And I would have liked to see that awesome hawk/raven battle!

1/17/2011 11:53 AM  
Blogger Susan said...

I've been seeing "hawks" everywhere.
I must pay attention to their message

www.animaltotem.com/hawk.html

1/17/2011 11:55 AM  
Blogger Flash said...

I've never seen a vermillion flycatcher. What a diverse range of birds you have in Mexico!

1/17/2011 11:56 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Genine,
adoraria receber teu postal. Achei fabulosa a idéia de desenhares uma pilha de papéis coloridos....irresistível!Sempre que vou em uma papelaria quero todos! Hihi.
Vou lembrar que citas os 'white herons'! Aqui no Brasil chamamos de garça!
Saludos.

1/17/2011 11:56 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Genine,
adoraria receber teu postal. Achei fabulosa a idéia de desenhares uma pilha de papéis coloridos....irresistível!Sempre que vou em uma papelaria quero todos! Hihi.
Vou lembrar que citas os 'white herons'! Aqui no Brasil chamamos de garça!
Saludos.
Janice (lapisdesign@terra.com.br)

1/17/2011 11:58 AM  
Blogger Suzanne said...

The hawk and raven battle made me smile at the end of your interview so that would be my answer.
and I would like to know the answer of Paula's question, because i live in the Netherlands

1/17/2011 11:58 AM  
Blogger sfer said...

Espero un día tener tanta suerte como tú y encontrarme con algunos churrinches cara a cara.

(lo confieso... tuve que buscar en google el nombre español del "vermillion flycatcher" :-)

Thanks for the chance to win your beautiful postcard y un abrazo desde Barcelona!

Contact:librosfera(at)gmail(dot)com

1/17/2011 11:59 AM  
Blogger Kimber said...

Oh, I love herons and that you mentioned white herons.

1/17/2011 12:03 PM  
Blogger Jeannie said...

White heron! I love herons, but the vermillion flycatchers sounds so beautiful! I love your artwork. Thank you for always being a bright spot in my day. Cheers.

1/17/2011 12:03 PM  
Blogger amermaidmmv said...

It's beautiful as is all your work. The red baron Hawk is my answer :)

1/17/2011 12:03 PM  
Blogger Monika said...

White herons! We have the blue herons here and I like to watch them too.
I love the color of your mortar and pestle....

1/17/2011 12:05 PM  
Blogger fromthepines said...

Hawk! I love hawks.

Cool card.

Cheryl

1/17/2011 12:07 PM  
Anonymous Sherry Harmes from AK said...

Hi Geninne,
You saw white herons and vermillian flycatchers. Love your blog. It makes me smile every day. My husband, David, and I drove to Denali (Mt McKinley)yesterday and watched the mountain turn to fire in the sunrise. Happy Days to you and your family.

1/17/2011 12:13 PM  
Blogger eaa said...

I'll have to go with white heron. I work on an estate and see so many birds everyday. Your blog always makes me wish I had more time to spend outside watching them!

~Erin

1/17/2011 12:21 PM  
Anonymous Tara said...

I would love to see a vermillion flycatcher in person someday! Love your blog!
Tara

1/17/2011 12:23 PM  
Blogger Anita said...

The Flycatcher is a beautiful bird but although ravens are "just" black, I think they're beautiful birds too. And also a hawk must be amazing to see. Living in the city of Amsterdam, I don't see that kind of birds. It's funny, I always look at Jills blog too and now the two of you work together!
Greetings, Anita

1/17/2011 12:24 PM  
Anonymous anika said...

there have been a couple of hawks hanging out in my backyard recently too. they are so fascinating to watch.

1/17/2011 12:28 PM  
Blogger Carol C said...

I would love to see a vermilion flycatcher!!! Of course, I enjoy the birds on your blog and in your art....

Carol c.

1/17/2011 12:35 PM  
OpenID owlandpussycat said...

I love the simplicity of the raven. So classic in his choice of shiny black feathers.

1/17/2011 12:46 PM  
Blogger Frenchy said...

Hi, beautiful postcard, i would love to see vermillion flycatchers.

1/17/2011 12:46 PM  
Blogger Knoopjes said...

I had to look this one up, had to smile at his name: great-tailed grackle!
xoxox

1/17/2011 12:51 PM  
Blogger Claud said...

I love vermillion flycatchers. I used to see them during spring migration and summer in Texas. I don't live there anymore and it's one of the birds I miss the most.

As always, I love and admire your work.

1/17/2011 12:51 PM  
Blogger Felicity said...

Was it a bird?

Was it a plane?

No, it was the Red Baron Hawk!

x Felicity

1/17/2011 12:51 PM  
Anonymous Lotus said...

Hi Geninne, I read your interview with Jill and the white herons are the birds that I would love to see... One day I found a most beautiful gray heron down feather being blown about by the breeze... the gray herons are beautiful, but I would love to see a white heron!

1/17/2011 12:54 PM  
Blogger Sarah said...

The hawk and ravens...I could see them doing their acrobatics!

1/17/2011 12:54 PM  
Blogger Lee Lee said...

Hands down, the vermillion flycatcher!

1/17/2011 1:01 PM  
Blogger Sonia said...

I loved this interview over at Jill's blog, it's so much fun to see interaction everywhere on my friends' blogs :) it makes me so happy
your drawing is amazing, the winner will be so lucky.
just wanted to leave a hug xoxo

1/17/2011 1:01 PM  
Blogger Tami @ Lemon Tree Tales said...

I'd love to see that 'Red Baron' hawk being chased. That must have been quite a sight. As always your work is so colorful and cheerful. It always put a smile on my face. :-)

1/17/2011 1:06 PM  
Blogger Bozena Wojtaszek said...

I hoped that you mention peacock but well, hawk and ravens aren't bad too :)

1/17/2011 1:09 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Great-tailed grackle...almost sounds like a tongue twister, don't you think?

No google account...yet but you can find me a prplfuz@yahoo.com

1/17/2011 1:12 PM  
Blogger Margie Oomen said...

some people tell me i have the eyes of a hawk. If I promise not to bite my nails for the next five weeks will you give them a geninne makeover:)

1/17/2011 1:13 PM  
Blogger mrspicasso said...

Vermillion Flycatchers sound intriguing. Off to Google them right now!

1/17/2011 1:17 PM  
Blogger Nathalie said...

White heron because I love the way they look when they fly around here! I am a recent follower and I feel very inspired by your work and the bright colors of your blog in general!

1/17/2011 1:18 PM  
Blogger Kathy De Wit said...

Lovely link to Jill's blog!!!
And the vermillion flycatchers...would love to meet them one day!

Hugs from over the ocean,
kathy
http://www.eldibujodelgato.blogspot.com

1/17/2011 1:20 PM  
Blogger La Señora Yamamoto said...

A hawk, of course...because they are my favorite:)

1/17/2011 1:27 PM  
Anonymous Vicky said...

Geninne

Your blog is always so inspiring! I had to look up the vermillion flycatcher's.. they are little beauties!

Vicky

1/17/2011 1:30 PM  
Blogger L'oeuf qui chante said...

I have to say "great-tailed grackles" because I didn't even know that specie! I love Jill's blog and I think it's great you worked together. Your postcard is amazing :)

1/17/2011 1:58 PM  
Blogger Upnea said...

I would really like to me to have great-tailed grackles and especially to get my hands on this post so pretty ;-)

1/17/2011 1:58 PM  
Blogger Fabiana said...

Geninne! Congrats on your beautiful nails! :D I know it's hard to stop the nail biting habit, I'm also glad a close friend of mine finally did it too, after so many years fighting to stop.
Ravens are interesting birds, aren't they? ;)

Love,

Fabiana

1/17/2011 2:01 PM  
Blogger dahlhaus said...

I liked the sound of the white Heron. We have ones around Vancouver that are called 'Blue Herons' so it would be quite cool to see them as white!
Your blog is lovely!

1/17/2011 2:02 PM  
Anonymous tania said...

i say hawks!
i love your books, they´re magic...
pitufi11@hotmail.com
tania.
feliz año!

1/17/2011 2:11 PM  
Blogger Bubble said...

hawk! :)

1/17/2011 2:19 PM  
Blogger Deanna said...

After I read your interview, I had to look up what a vermillion flycatcher looked like... it's a beautiful bird!

1/17/2011 2:31 PM  
Blogger Jennifer said...

i am so happy your shop is back from vacation. now how to pick?? vermillion flycatchers - what a beautiful and dangerous color (mercury sulfide, yikes!).

1/17/2011 2:35 PM  
Blogger Lucia said...

Heron!!!! Yay...Good luck everyone!!!

1/17/2011 2:45 PM  
Blogger se7en said...

The Hawk... I would want the hawk to win!!!

1/17/2011 2:49 PM  
Blogger Johannalinnea said...

Ravens, ravens ravens!! Best of luck to us all!

1/17/2011 2:49 PM  
Blogger Susan said...

I saw a yellow tailed hawk today, what kind live in your world?

1/17/2011 3:04 PM  
Blogger awooddds said...

What fun.....my favorite; vermillion flycatcher.

1/17/2011 3:14 PM  
Blogger Sandy said...

I love the name of the great-tailed grackles. Off now to google that!=)

1/17/2011 3:33 PM  
Blogger Marie said...

I love birds...you are lucky to see white herons, they are so distinguished when they walk and when they open their gracious wings...Personnaly I am taming a blue jay...I name him Pierrot.
I love your tiny books they are so inspiring...Pierrot and I wish you a great day !

1/17/2011 3:57 PM  
Blogger Pei Yee said...

i saw vermillion flycatchers!

im a failure when it comes to spontaneous sketching. I always admire how you can draw and paint so well. Something that I wish to learn :)

1/17/2011 4:03 PM  
Blogger jenny said...

Love the postcard!! What a fun way to document "What I saw" that day.

Hawk caught my eye, since only last week we had a Cooper's Hawk in our yard, feasting on a chicken that got killed the night before by a possum. It was late when I found the dead chicken and I was going to dispose of it in the morning, but when I looked out my bedroom window, there was the Hawk, having breakfast! The kids and I spent the next hour watching a real live nature show right outside our window!

Happy Monday!

1/17/2011 4:05 PM  
Anonymous Sharna said...

Raven!

1/17/2011 4:07 PM  
Blogger Barbarella said...

I bet the Hawk won the fight! Good luck everyone :)

1/17/2011 4:28 PM  
Anonymous Christa H. said...

had to look up the great tailed grackle - what beautiful feathers. are they irredescent?

1/17/2011 4:36 PM  
Blogger Christina Claassen said...

The Raven(s) & the Hawk...also the name of the band my husband & I "perform" as on very rare occasion.

1/17/2011 4:51 PM  
Blogger Louise said...

A great tailed grackle - I'd never heard of them so I just looked them up :)

1/17/2011 5:23 PM  
Blogger Susan said...

oooh - vermilion flycatchers, because I love the word vermilion! (And I will soon be the VERY happy and proud owner of one of your little books - SO excited to add to my "Geninne collection"". :)

SusanG/susangail.g@gmail.com

1/17/2011 5:24 PM  
Blogger Annie Pazoo said...

white herons :)

1/17/2011 5:27 PM  
Blogger anne said...

Ravens...
Thank you Gennine.

1/17/2011 5:36 PM  
Blogger Sharon said...

I love all your birds but I will say raven. Just love everything you do.

1/17/2011 5:41 PM  
Blogger Jamie said...

That white heron must have been beautiful.

1/17/2011 5:50 PM  
Anonymous Laura A. said...

Lovely interview. And even though he was painted as the villain, I'll mention the hawk. (My family's crest is two crossed hawk feathers, so hawks have always been symbols of luck, strength and family for me.)

1/17/2011 6:12 PM  
Anonymous Laura A. said...

I guess I should have left my email addy: lshin116 (at) hotmail (dot) com.

1/17/2011 6:13 PM  
Blogger Audrey said...

I'm joining the vermillion flycatcher throng because we don't have those in my part of the world but I've seen all the others you named. The name itself is somewhat poetic, isn't it! I love your beautiful and inspiring work!

1/17/2011 6:14 PM  
Blogger Heidi said...

The white heron!!! They always make me so happy when I see them. So graceful. We have many of them by the river. But, I must admit, they aren't as cute and adorable as the rest of the little birdies you create! I'd love to see the river full of your birdies perched in the oaks, and some flying in the air! XOXO - Heidi

1/17/2011 6:14 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

vermillion flycatchers

Even if I don't win - I sure do love your blog!

Amy K

1/17/2011 6:20 PM  
Blogger contented sparrow said...

great-tailed grackles. lovely, lovely, as usual, geninne. i think i favorite almost every photo of your on flickr!
you are one talented girl!
blessings to you,
megan

1/17/2011 6:28 PM  
Blogger kathleen said...

hawk and 2 ravens! Oh, how I wish I could blink and be at your beautiful home -- thank you for sharing the photos, and your artwork - beyond beautiful.

1/17/2011 6:29 PM  
Blogger pklaw said...

Vermillion flycatchers!
I have a couple of chickadees out my window right now!
I have been a follower of your blog for quite some time and am always inspired by your work.

1/17/2011 6:46 PM  
Anonymous Margie said...

Every time I visit your site I feel joy! I pick the vermillion flycatcher! Oh boy, oh boy, I hope I win! Hugs, Margie

1/17/2011 6:49 PM  
Blogger kim said...

I love this idea ~ "Today I Saw..."! Vermillion flycatchers! Wish I saw those every day.

1/17/2011 6:58 PM  
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1/17/2011 6:58 PM  
Blogger Marcela said...

vermillion flycatchers it is!!! please pick me!!

1/17/2011 7:08 PM  
Blogger dls said...

White herons and vermillion flycatchers seem like two birds who would be life long friends.

1/17/2011 7:21 PM  
Blogger lil songbird mama said...

the hawk and 2 ravens

1/17/2011 7:50 PM  
Blogger Carlene said...

Great-tailed grackles! :>

That's a really cute blog, thanks for the link.

Hey, your nail looks great! Coincidentally, I am wearing polish right now in yet another attempt to stop biting. On my desk is my inspiration, a bottle of dark blackish green polish. If you can do it, I can do it.

:)

1/17/2011 7:53 PM  
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1/17/2011 7:54 PM  
Anonymous melindalou said...

Vermillion Flycatcher of course, which always reminds me of Willie Wonka and the Chocolate Factory, although I don't know why!

1/17/2011 8:08 PM  
Anonymous Lucy Patterson HANDS-ON said...

I love your card! And Jill's blog is gorgeous. So glad I found it! We live on a top of a big hill and love to watch hawks circling in front of our windows. The battle you saw between the hawk and ravens sounds amazing! Lucy x

1/17/2011 8:08 PM  
Blogger Chica said...

Hawk and two ravens !

Love your blog and that postcard !! Please choose meee !

1/17/2011 8:12 PM  
Blogger Jan said...

A hawk and two ravens were mentioned in your interview! Gennine, my children got one of your prints for me for Christmas. It is so lovely. Thank you so much!

1/17/2011 9:17 PM  
Anonymous Sharon said...

Geninne,
Can't wait to see what you do with the blue paper! I just got back home from the coast of California where I saw lots of Hawks and Ravens.

1/17/2011 9:48 PM  
Blogger Lavender Playground said...

I spy with my little eye..a "hawk" in my mind's eye. Wish I can actually be at your beautiful house to see the amazing birds and landscape that inspires you!

1/17/2011 10:04 PM  
Blogger Jenni C's said...

herons, and vermilion flycatchers...just two of the birds you mentioned....i can never just buy one piece of paper....please tell me you bought more than one...:)..love your postcard..

1/17/2011 10:12 PM  
Blogger nicknameless april said...

G'day from down under, and cheers to appreciating a) the context of the country around you and b) art paper... le sigh! Gorgeous postcard, and a nice intro to the Today I Saw project for me. White herons is the bird I choose, because I spent my childhood in the US where my girl scout troop often spied blue herons on our bayside hikes.

1/17/2011 11:16 PM  
Blogger Julie said...

I looked up vermillion flycatchers, because I'd never experienced their brilliance before. Ravens, though, their voices remind me of being in the mountains, my favorite place.

1/17/2011 11:38 PM  
Anonymous lilotte said...

I could tell all the names of the birds you mentioned but I chose the vermillion flycatchers.

1/18/2011 1:04 AM  
OpenID lovebirdstationery said...

A vermillion flycatcher, of course! We don't find such exotic bids like that where we live.

1/18/2011 1:13 AM  
Blogger Fifi said...

I say 'Hawk!'.
i love you work and birds ;)

1/18/2011 1:16 AM  
Blogger Fifi said...

and two ravens !
Please pick meee :))))

1/18/2011 1:19 AM  
Blogger Megan Leslianne said...

Hi Geninne,
A month or two ago you mentioned - in your blog - the Avian Birds Pocket Planner that you worked on with Galison, and that they would soon be available.
I see that they are marked as "sold out" in the shop. When are more available? I was hanging out for an announcement that they were for sale, as I'd love to purchase some as gifts.
Thanks, Megan.

1/18/2011 1:41 AM  
Blogger SathyaSiva said...

white herons

1/18/2011 3:01 AM  
Blogger Carol said...

beautiful white herons and vermillion flycatchers. your work is gorgeous

1/18/2011 4:35 AM  
Anonymous starrybluesky said...

A hawk -
Lovely article and really like the new piece too :)

1/18/2011 4:39 AM  
Blogger Veda Murthy said...

beautiful! lovely giveaway...i m in!

veda

1/18/2011 4:51 AM  
Blogger Dawn Wilson said...

You are amazing and your work is inspiring! White Heron's are my favorite.
Thank you for sharing
Dawn

1/18/2011 5:00 AM  
Blogger coty said...

HOLA!
UN HAWK Y DOS RAVENS!
CARIÑOS!
CLAUDIA

1/18/2011 5:44 AM  
Blogger coty said...

HOLA!
UN HAWK Y DOS RAVENS!
CARIÑOS!
CLAUDIA

1/18/2011 5:45 AM  
Blogger DinDin said...

I love the Today I saw idea and your lovely illustrated postcard! The only bird name that I recognize is raven. :)

1/18/2011 6:08 AM  

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