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07 May 2010

Four and Twenty Blackbirds - Friday Feature

A solitary crow perched on blue modern art

Sing a song of sixpence,
A pocket full of rye.
Four and twenty blackbirds,
Baked in a pie.

The old English nursery rhyme, Sing a Song of Sixpence, is the inspiration for today's Friday Feature. I have a fondness for crows and ravens. They are so intelligent that studies have shown that they have modest linguistic capabilities and even use tools. I see ravens fly overhead on my walks on a daily basis. They always seem curious and fly close by to utter a guttural greeting. I was amazed at how many charming "raven" items I could find on Etsy. It was hard to choose these few. Stop by their shops to see all of their wonderful work. You provide the pie.

Print of blackbirds in tree

Garden Gate Locket

Raven in flight on golden background.

photo of two blackbirds silhouettes

Raven clutch purse

Coaster Set

Etsy Treasury Four and Twenty Blackbirds

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  1. This is a great collection, Julie, filled with amazing work. Your Urban Crow is such a striking image! Wonderful.

    photo energy - art that captures you

  2. AnonymousMay 07, 2010

    lovely - lovely - lovely
    Thanks for sharing.
    Cheers everybody.

  3. Gorgeous collection Julie - Really Stunning!

  4. The treasury was lovely and so is your blog. Thanks for including my coasters in the treasury!

  5. How fun is that!!!!! I adore crows and ravens as well - that little purse may just have my name on it - Edgar was a fav in college!

  6. Wow beautiful items, love the theme!

  7. Wow, these are just wonderful!

    And here I found two of my favorite artists in the same place--you and Altered Abbey (Chrysti)! :)


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