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A lesson in birds (and watercolour painting)

My husband was introduced to Matt Sewell‘s illustrations through work, and somehow we ended up stumbling upon his charming little book entitled Our Garden Birds which highlights 52 different garden birds found in Britain.  On every page is a different bird illustration and a sweet little description about the bird and its charming characteristics (cute for kids and a handy reference for grown-ups as well!).

I sat down with my kids last week to look at the birds and point out all the ones we’ve seen in our own garden… and the kids were so taken by the illustrations and pretty watercolours that they decided to make their own birds.  It was such a fun little project, and I liked their birds so much I ended up framing a few of them.

x Courtney


Comments (6)

Emilie in Paris
September 5, 2012

Love the kid’s paintings. Some real artists in the making!

September 5, 2012

Love! My mother is an oil painter who specializes in birds, and I have a feeling that her devoted granddaughter would love to paint in her footsteps, as it were!

September 5, 2012

Lovely! When I was a child my father always was explaining me things about birds
By the way, love those pijamas!


September 5, 2012

Gorgeous paintings – and also love the jammies !!!

September 6, 2012

Such a lovely, ‘grown-up’ activity to do with the boys and such concentration on their faces.

March 27, 2013

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