I love working with a great graphic designer! Actually, there was no work involved on my part. Just a nice fit with Melinda Fawver, in Knoxville, TN, fellow member of the Knoxville Chapter of the Tennessee Ornithological Society (KTOS). Melinda designed this beautiful bookmark as a promotional tool for the 2012 Hummingbird Festival: The Wonder of Hummingbirds.
My hummingbird watercolor, the focal point for the bookmark was a fun experiment with color and light, in an effort to capture the movement and energy of hummingbirds. I am delighted to see it promoting these wonderful birds.
If you will be in the Knoxville area on July 29th, join us and enjoy the courtyard exhibits, a demonstration of hummingbird banding, and an always excellent presentation by Bob and Martha Sargent, hummingbird experts and co-founders of the Hummingbird Study Group.
Bob and Martha always bring exciting facts about hummingbirds, as they continue to gather banding information from around the east on wintering hummingbirds and changes in hummingbird migration behavior. For example, Bob believes that some Rufous Hummingbirds are gradually changing genetically and a hardy strain of the species is being found increasingly in the the eastern states during winter month.
The hummingbird festival is co-sponsored by KTOS, Ijams Nature Center and Wild Birds Unlimited. Visit these links for more information:
Knoxville Chapter, TN Ornithological Society
Ijams Nature Center: Hummingbird Festival
Wild Birds Unlimited, Knoxville, TN
Hummingbird Study Group
In the links below find images and information from the 2009 hummingbird festival, reports on wintering hummingbirds in Tennessee, and my posts of Ruby-throated hummingbirds.
An Intimate Look at a Hummingbird Juvenile
Rufous Hummingbird Wintering in Knoxville
Click this link to view all my posts on hummingbirds