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  1. Suzanne October 25, 2015 at 1:00 pm #

    Hi! I saw that you did a sketch (of sorts) of a kiwi bird on a small oval slice of wood. I am in search of exactly that sort of item, but I need it to be small enough to be a fan chain pull with the Kiwi bird on one side and “KIWI” on the other. My boyfriend is from New Zealand, but he has been in the U.S. for many years. He misses home and ithis would be an awesome, loving gift for him. Are you interested? Please contact me either way.

    ~Suzanne

  2. Jackson Fairchild May 28, 2015 at 4:27 am #

    Hi there
    Such beautiful work!
    I just found your beautiful image of an inkblot bird and was struck by its elegance.
    I am a psychotherapist in Australia and about to enter into private practice, and was wondering of an image like that would be available for purchase as a logo.i work a lot with grief and dying, and thought it appropriate. No worries if not!
    Thanks!
    Jackson

  3. mkdickerson June 14, 2014 at 10:11 am #

    Thanks Mary. Nice of you to say so. I actually think of my paintings as drawings with paint. The thought of painting is a mental block for me, and so I trick myself a little. I love to draw and that comes natural for me. Painting however is quite challenging. I really admire painters for that reason.

  4. Mary Gonzalez May 21, 2014 at 8:27 pm #

    Awesome paintings, love your creativity…

  5. mkdickerson August 31, 2013 at 2:01 pm #

    Hi Nancy,

    How nice to hear from you. I am actually a big fan of libraries and I’m delighted you found my Bird-A-Day art project and have shared it with others.

    Your invitation sounds very interesting to me. The stories behind how my birds were inspired and all the different ways I created them might be interesting for someone to hear. It would be a pleasure to make a presentation about my year-long bird art project. I do have family who have just moved to your part of the country so perhaps we could do something.

    Please feel free to make a slide show of my 365 birds for your lobby media screens. If you need help getting images together, let me know. But you are free to borrow them from my blog for your library. I also have a video on YouTube that you could use as well. As I mentioned, I am love libraries.

    As for what I am up to lately. Currently, I am working to get my children’s picture book published. It’s titled FLIPPIDY, FLOPPIDY, FLIPPIDY, and is a bedtime story, picture book that describes a boy in bed who can’t sleep because of all the strange sounds he keeps hearing outside his bedroom door. He imagines a parade of animals coming closer and closer to his bedroom door. The story uses animals and made-up, funny sounding words, like Hippidy, Hoppidy, Hippidy and whippidy, whoppidy, whippidy, you get the idea. The book talks about how one’s imagination can get the best of you. Especially for kids at bedtime, when they are trying to go to sleep. I did all my own illustrations using linoleum cuts.

    Getting published is a big new world for me, but I am excited about the possibilities.

    I look forward to hearing from you.

    Regards,
    M. K. Dickerson

  6. nancy299 August 23, 2013 at 6:16 am #

    Dear Mr Dickerson,
    I am a librarian in northern NJ and have shared your birds with many people who love art and/or birds. We just look and look. Are you ever in this area? I would love to host a program about you and your project. We also have a big screen in our auditorium. You could also bring books and do a book signing if you liked.

    Or someday, would love to even just run a slide show of your works on one of our lobby media screens.

    Perhaps you could take a look at our website http://www.ridgewwodlibrary.org if you’d like to see what else we are up to.

    Thanks, Nancy

    P.S. am also very interested in knowing about your current projects

  7. mkdickerson March 30, 2013 at 11:36 am #

    Hi Simone,

    Thank you for taking an interest in my bird art. I will try to address your questions for your class project.

    1. Yes. I do all my own work. There are no interns or assistants involved.

    2. I have always loved nature, but I really came to love birds as an art subject when I got married. My wife is a great painter and in her early work she loved to paint crows into her paintings. Her passion for birds rubbed off on me.

    3. My favorite bird to make was Day 267. Rust Painting Bird. I has been dreaming for weeks about the idea of collaborating with mother nature to create bird art. After researching how rust forms on metal, I came up with my own secret method to control rusting. The rusting process is half accident and half skill. The unknown and organic quality of the rusting process made it more exciting for me once it appeared.

    4. I am proud of all my bird art. But maybe most proud of Day 209. Scratchboard bird. My 365 day art blog project was meant to give me permission to try new things. I had never done scratchboard art before this bird. I discovered it was a natural extension of my love to draw. I surprised myself with how my first attempt at this medium turned out and was quite proud of it.

    5. My ideas come from everything around me. I practice “seeing” with an artist eye during my everyday moments. A shadow on the fence, a fallen branch, the alignment of two buildings against a setting sun, a car scratch along the interstate barrier, an overpass bridge graffiti, the foam on a new cup of coffee. Everything looks like a bird, when you have birds on the brain. I also look at other artists, especially street art to force my mind to go sideways.

    6. My advice would be to experiment in every possible medium, material and expression of art, to help you discover your natural creative instincts. Along my year long journey my experiments helped me to find what materials and approaches I found most rewarding and natural. Don’t try to force yourself into one little box too soon. Experiment and then cross mix things you have learned from those experiments to create something unique to you and you alone.

    About me. My day job is senior art director for an interactive web agency in Dallas, Texas. I design websites for large corporate clients. Because I am on the computer all day long, my blog gave me a reason to create by hand, and get off the computer at least one time a day.

    I got my MFA at the University of North Texas. I wanted to be a painting major, but was afraid that I would starve to death. So I decided to get my degree in communication design. It wound up doing well in one of the most challenging majors at UNT. When I graduated I had won best portfolio in my graduating class, which is the highest honor for a UNT communication design major.

    I have taught communication design and graphic computer software courses at both UNT and TCU colleges over the last ten years.

    Another reason I started my bird blog was to gain some momentum on another life goal. I have written several childrens books and plan to illustrate them. I enjoy creative writing and story telling. I hope someday to be a published author.

    Thanks again for your interest in my bird art. Feel free to ask me anything you need for you class project.

    Marcus Dickerson

  8. Simone March 28, 2013 at 1:09 pm #

    Hello, I am a young artist studying fine art in college. I am researching other artists that use birds in their line of work. I love your Blog, and Id like to ask you some questions so i can present your work and who you are in my research.

    1. Do you do all of the work yourself?
    2. have you always loved birds as an art topic?
    3. what was your favorite piece of work to make?
    4. which image are you most proud of?
    5. where do you get your ideas from?
    6. what would your advice be to any aspiring artist who likes your work and how you accomplish your pieces?

    and if you could give me some information on your life, where you studied ect.

    I would really appreciate it. (:

    thank you.

  9. mkdickerson February 20, 2013 at 11:23 am #

    You summed up my blog beautifully. So glad you found us. Thank you.

  10. Anonymous February 19, 2013 at 12:04 pm #

    I love your birds. I just found your site. All of the birds are so unique whether the kind, pose, or materials, each one a poem; each one a testimony to the infinite potential of human perception. Thank you for yours.

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