Wildlife Feeder Tree
I drew this with pencil and Crayola markers (the most basic tools you would give any grade school student). Nothing was fancy, nothing was perfect, it was just fun and I enjoyed creating it from my heart. The reason I wanted to draw it was because my idea of the ideal tree in the winter is one that feeds and attracts wildlife. In this case, white-tailed deer, blue jay, cardinal, chickadee, goldfinch, raccoon and a cottontail rabbit. The blue jay is almost bigger than the raccoon because it’s a baby racoon and maybe a magical blue jay who got big when it ate Alice’s cake. I don’t really know. But it’s one happy bird.
This was one of the very first cards I ever designed, and I drew it way before I even started selling greeting cards and prints. I didn’t have a studio or even a flat surface with a chair that I could use. I just sat on the wooden indoor bunk bed / loft steps my parents made for me in college, and drew. (These steps are super cool – they have drawers for the stair part, and cubbies underneath those.)