My First Quirky Bird

Hey everyone,

After seeing some of the wonderful artworks Zsuzsa has been making over at Inky Dinky Doodle, I have just signed up for LifeBook 2016 with Tamara Laporte at Willowing.

I decided to treat myself to a couple of the extra lessons as a bit of a warm up before LB proper starts in January - the Quirky Birds were just irresistible and I couldn't wait to have a go!

Tam's videos are brilliant, it just feels like you're sat in her studio watching her work, and she makes it all feel so easy and fun. Here's my first cute little birdie ...

We used stencils to build up layers for the background, added a coat of clear gesso, then sketched straight on to the page and used all kinds of media to add colour, details and "quirk" as Tam calls it!

There's a free taster lesson if you fancy trying it out - there's an intro to LifeBook and a really good tutorial which shows a fun technique I can't wait to try next ...

Thanks for visiting my blog today, see you again soon :o)

Annie xxx


Awww, so cute! I did this lesson too and thoroughly enjoyed it! I saw someone do quirky fish inspired by this lesson - you could do quirky everything! Love your colours and your birdie is really quirky! It will be fun to have an LB buddy for 2016 - the Facebook group is awesome, but a bit impersonal, simply because there are so many people in it. Thanks for the mention, Annie! Have a great weekend!