Story of Our Store: Hooray! Warbler

This series will explore some of the works in our store, Sneer1Imports. We wanted to tell the stories behind the designs and illustrations. Some have long histories, some were funny suggestions, and others were favors. Please join us on a journey of love, sneers, pens, and art!

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Today’s bright little bird is perfect as a notebook, especially to use for birdwatching trips or for other bird-friendly or -related activities, notes, or silly cartoons. But if you really want to show off your love for these darlings, it makes a fabulous scarf or an adorable wall clock. We’ll be giving the proceeds from any sales of this design, or any other design featuring birds, to Wilder Friends, for the months of May and June!

 

This particular warbler is a beautifully bright version of one of the subspecies of warbler distinguished by yellow feathers. Warblers in general are known for their song, as the name suggests. They can be found all over North America down until Mexico, and they migrate to Central and South America in winters.

They are tiny guys, who lay tiny eggs, with tiny songs to win your tiny heart. This one sings you a delightful greeting.

Hooray! Warbler by Amanda Wood

Amandoll has always been very fond of warblers, and as we all saw coming, is an aspiring old bird lady. Her goal is to eventually just sit daily on a bench she calls her own, throwing seeds to her small feathered friends. Unfortunately, she hardly sees these guys nowadays, but maybe future Little Old Lady Amanda will spot them on her daily birding bouts. The yellow warbler is a “rare and magical” bird to her.

This bird was drawn originally as a part of Amandoll’s series of daily drawings for practice. Those drawings were first posted on the Facebook Page for Amanda’s art.

Hooray! Warbler Pattern by Amanda Wood

Recently, both Amandoll and I were visited by some wild birds who snuck their way into our homes. We hear ya, guys! But hey, if you tell your friends that we are kind humans to visit, can you send a bright little warbler by next time?

The Audubon Guide to North American birds has a page for the yellow warbler, along with quite a few recordings. Of course, you can always count on the Cornell Lab of Ornithology’s site for more information about bird calls and sounds.

We also have some friends who made this fun website Andy Warblhol, where you can change the colors on a warbler friend with just the movement of some levers. It’s fun!

Andy Warblhol by Francisco Sarmiento and Matan Shavit

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