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“Eye on the Sparrow”, note cards inspired by birds, nature and winter

sketch of junco


I feed birds at feeders all year, but in winter have many more feeders to enjoy, and as I travel around on foot or on bike I carry a little 5” x 8” sketchbook and small drawing paper scraps plus various pens and pencils, charcoal and ink. The stark light of winter, branches and shadows etched on fresh snow and the quick movements of birds make me leave the complications of my pastels behind in favor of quick sketches.

This set of notecards was compiled from years of little sketches I did for enjoyment and kept in the sketchbooks.

Eye on the Sparrow logo

birds in snow sketch

Birds in Snow

sketch of junco on snowy branch


charcoal sketch of chartiers creek in snow

Creek Study in Snow

pen and ink sketch of bare trees in snow

Light Woods

charcoal sketch of bare trees

The Path of the Elves

charcoal sketch of tree on hillside

The Sentinel

pen and ink sketch of an iron fence and bare tree

Wrought Iron Fence

pencil sketch of bare tree branches

Tree Study

charcoal sketch of small stream in heavy snow

Stream in the Snow

charcoal sketch of sparrows in a spruce tree

The Sparrows in the Spruce

Cards are 4-1/4″ x 5-1/2″, blank inside with matching envelopes, printed in soy-based ink on 25% cotton fiber stock with a 35% recycled content.

They are available in packs of 12 with three cards in each of the four images. Packs or boxes of individual images or different combinations are available on request.

Writing Paper and Memo Pads

In addition, I also offer these images on 5.5″ x 8.5″ writing paper with second sheets matching envelopes and on 2.75″ x 8.5″ memo pads.

  • twelve sheets of writing paper, twelve blank sheets, twelve envelopes in a clear, resealable plastic sleeve
  • memo pads with 25 sheets

And Prints

I also offer these images as 4″ x 6″ prints centered on 8″ x 10″ paper.

Visit the Marketplace on my website for more information.


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