Thursday, July 28, 2011

free as a bird

I ’dont mind flying, it is not what people imagine, but it’s OK. Just don’t give me that „free bird“ crap. That is made up by people who are just envious ’cause they can’t do it themselves. Just try flapping your arms for an hour, you’ll see what I mean. It is exhausting. Big time.
Plus, just because we can fly, it doesn’t mean we can do what we want. Still gotta build that nest, stuff these beaks, lay those eggs, you know what I mean? I’m lucky I don’t have to migrate like the other guy, would be too much for me.
They say that the early bird catches the worm. True. I’m not a morning person, myself, and I can’t see what is so bad about people throwing breadcrumbs from the bridge. Leave the worms to the early birds, I say. Honestly, would you eat worms? Uuh!

Like I said, I don’t mind flying, just there are these days when I simply can’t get myself around to … guess you know what it’s like. Don’t get me wrong: I’m not exactly lazy. I just don’t like work too much. Flying is a great thing. I love to watch them do it.

I don’t fly today


  1. Hey Prudence, this is funny and insightful. You're a deer right? But you interview other animals? Great idea.

    Don't generally plug my blog but I did a cartoon gag a year ago that your bird info reminded me of. Let me know if you like:

  2. So glad you gave your little blue bird some balloon help. Great little illustration. Fun post!! :)

  3. fabulous illo - love your style! great to have you in the whimsy mix

  4. "Mother said there'd be days like this."

  5. Hahaha! I LOVE this! Here in the desert we have a couple of birds who are not particularly interested in flying. One is the roadrunner. He'll do anything to stay grounded! The other is the quail. They nest on the ground, and rarely fly more than a couple of feet upwards! When they are tending to their babies, who are smaller than a walnut, They flap their wings and run around like the kitchen is on fire!!

  6. you did it ~ you are this month's Wizard of Whimsy!

    see it here:

  7. Haha. I love these little comments you add to the illustrations. And your illustrations are so simple but expressive. Fun is the right word to use I think. I just hope that balloon lasts a whole day.