You know you are becoming a 'real' artist when you feel the need to pack more art supplies than clothes for a short vacation! Hubby and I took off for a few days at the casino (we're not much on gambling, but the paddleboat rides down the Mississippi River are great, and the hotel was $29 a night in the hopes that we would gamble away our life savings!!!) anyway...I spent more time making sure that I had the right art pens, and a few watercolors than deciding what to bring to wear. This is a field sparrow. He perched outside my window several times in the hopes of catching a bug. I relocated him to a bit of field grass to put him into perspective, and slightly changed his leg positions for some interest and movement. I think his beak is slightly too big, but none of us are perfect... Maybe he inherited his nose from his mum!