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Endemics at the Artist's Nest --- Acrylic

Endemics at the Artist’s Nest — Acrylic

“Creativity is just connecting things. When you ask creative people how they did something, they feel a little guilty because they didn’t really do it, they just saw something.”  Steve Jobs

With great pleasure, I’d like to introduce you to seven new feathered friends that have given me great joy!   They can definitely be classified as ‘endemic” and are quite rare;  they thrive in a very petite ecosystem in Mindo Ecuador.

Only one of these hybrid species has a name;  the Purple-crested Puffball might be petite, but it is a bundle of perpetual energy.   The rest are waiting for names, and I hope that some of you will help with suggestions!

This little stinker started it all! The original plan was for a simple design of whimsical hummingbirds. The firstborn insisted it was worthy of a life of glamour!

1.  This little blue and green stinker started it all! The original plan was for a simple design of whimsical cartoon hummingbirds spaced along a straight limb.   Simple.  Fast.  The firstborn quickly morphed from a basic shape with colors to a perky bird in a sparkling costume!     2. The little bird that anchors the corner has the body of a sparrow, and a beak designed for a special yet-to-be-created flower!


Suggestions for #1 or #2?

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#3. This has the body of a White-necked Jacobin (Hummingbird) but has facial markings characteristic of a Hermit, also a hummer.

#3.

This little Green Thorntail grew a longer beak and a fun little crest!

#4. This little Green Thorntail grew a longer beak and a fun little crest!

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#4…..

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#5. A petite Bananaquit hopped into the scene, changed attire and grew a much-longer beak.      #6. The Ringed Kingfisher has unique colors and a much-different bill. Another trip to the salon might result with a shaggier crest as well as green highlights — or should the highlights be purple?

#5.

#6.

The Purple-crested Puffball rules the perch, and the entire mixed flock watches over the stairway that leads to the Artist's Nest.

#7.  The Purple-crested Puffball rules the perch, and the entire mixed flock watches over the stairway that leads to the Artist’s Nest.

Your suggestions are greatly appreciated! Thanks!

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