WELCOME!!! This a monthly Art Challenge for anyone who wants to participate. Each month, I will post a poem written by me, and one or more photos relating to that poem. The photos will serve as reference photos for your artwork, which will be posted on WINDOWS TO THE WORDS ART. See complete guidelines on the right hand side bar. ENJOY!!!

Sunday, August 1, 2010

August Challenge... COSTA RICA BIRDS

Many of you all know I lived in Costa Rica for 3 years...and left a bit of my heart there in that enchanting country. This month I thought I'd present a few of the birds of Costa Rica for this month's challenge. Paint any or all and submit them to me by September the First. But don't forget about the "Pooch Portrait " Exchange which also runs throughout August.

First, my corny little poem.....

Wings Over Costa Rica

Tiny Costa Rica...
Is a land of sheer delights,
Volcanoes, mountains, jungles...
A thousand wondrous sights.

From the parks in San Jose,
To the rain for
est canopy,
There's a technicolo
r air show,
Flying high from tree to tree.

In a tall, majestic palm,
Green Parrots squawk and tweet,
While below, a playful toucan,
Shows off its dazzling beak.

A Scarlet Macaw
sits spotlighted,
On a brilliant tropic da
Every color of the rainbow...
It takes your breath away.

A Harpy Eagle roosts on high,
Its feathers ruffed like froth,
Alert with eager eye it waits,
For a passing, h
apless sloth.

The birds of Costa Rica,
Are just part of this land, so free,
"Pura Vida" as the Ticos say..
"Pure Life"...as it's meant to be.

Now the Reference Photos.....
Green Macaw

Chestnut Mandible Toucan

Harpy Eagle

Scarlet Macaw

Happy Painting!!!