Sunday, November 30, 2014

So Where Have I Been since July?!

Though, I knew I hadn't posted a blog here in a while, it was a shock to see that my last post was July! Thank you loyal readers for still being here!
After the July post about the Wonder of Hummingbirds Festival, I was busy getting ready for the festival, an annual event sponsored by the Knoxville Chapter of the Tennessee Ornithological Society and Ijams Nature Center.  This was our festival's fourth year!  You can see my blog posts about the festival at: 2014 Hummingbird Festival.
In this post I want to show you what the club has done with my simple little sketch that was so playful and had no original purpose other than practice!
This is a fun collection of images taken at the 2014 Festival.  I personally had surprises this year.  I didn't know about the two long banners, one welcoming visitors, the second identifying the location of the banding station (shown below), until I arrived at the festival and saw them!  My reaction was, "wow"!
The logo was also printed on T-shirts worn by festival volunteers, T-shirts sold to visitors, and decorated a variety of signs, festival brochures and promotional information.

A fun feast for my eyes!  I became acquainted with our local bird club through a hummingbird-banding demonstration KTOS held at Ijams in 2009.  This was the beginning of the festival that now benefits two non-profit organizations that educate our community about nature, conservation and, of course, hummingbirds!  There couldn't be a happier project for my hummingbird sketch to promote!
That's me, exhibiting my art at the festival!                             Photo credit:  Jody Stone

Coming up:  An ornament for the Governor's Mansion, a trip to Churchill MB to see polar bears! and another art project dear to my heart, Discover Birds.

Wonder of Hummingbirds Festival blog
Wonder of Hummingbirds on facebook
Knoxville Chapter of Tennessee Ornithological Society
Hummingbird Studies--Movement and Light
Sketching Hummingbirds in Flight!
Hummingbird and Downy
Visit my prints  and art cards on my merchandise page at my website, Vickie Henderson Art.

2 comments:

  1. Love your logo! How wonderful they used it so prominently. Now, how can I buy a T-shirt? Thanks so much for you wonderful work.

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    1. Kathryn,
      Thank you so much for your comment! I have enjoyed the number of ways the logo art has been used. It has been a great way to support a project I love. Our bird club has has a few T-shirts left. Patty Ford will be able to help you with ordering: pattyford.ford@gmail.com

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Welcome! I am glad to hear your comments, questions and feedback! Vickie

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