06 November 2010

birds emerging at b flat



So where DID that profile image of mine come from?!
I stumbled across a fabulous image online from a vintage natural science mag (have unfortunately since misplaced the link), where a man was on his hands and knees in the forest with a bird helmut on, trying to be inconspicuous in the act of studying birds in the wild. Just brilliant! Not sure why these guys are pantless... it was just necessary I guess.

18 comments:

holly aka golly said...

this is fantastic Helen! I did wonder about the helmut!

gretchenmist said...

hilarious that they should not need pants! and that they are tethered!

helicopter6 said...

Thank you gorgeous gals. And well, I guess they have to be tethered... can't have them running around looking like that!

dls said...

Your blog is nice.... I like your sense of humor and your art.... it is very refreshing! Thanks for sharing your talent.

barbarabeesblog said...

And whats the secret about your name? Why helicopter?

Hazel Terry said...

You do make me laugh, great to see the source of your profile. x

Kylie said...

I love it! Such a wonderful image :) Kx

helicopter6 said...

Thanks so much dls and Hazel, I love that you're enjoying the humour!
And Barbara... one day many moons ago I did one of those 'what would be your dream job' exercises, and I answered 'to be a helicopter pilot'... (who draws)! I wanted to fly, and I like the dragonfly influence of the design. It became my hotmail address accompanied by the number 6 (there are many sixes in my birthdate 6.6.66!) and it's kinda stuck. When I asked everyone about a possible brand/blog name, they all agreed immediately that helicopter6 was it. It's also a play on my name (I'm Hellie to my family, and h6 is a play on my initials). In the first year my partner (an ex plane pilot) and i were together, he bought me a helicopter flying lesson, which was truly phenomenal - unfortunately I don't live a financially secure enough life to learn how to fly :-( I guess I'll just have to become a bird in my next life!

helicopter6 said...

Thanks Kylie. It's very kind of you. I always thought it was a bit too whacky!!

swinkie said...

Somehow the no pants thing works for me....

And Hell it was so great, lovely ,super to meet you the other night and thank you for being our dumpling hostess!!!

helicopter6 said...

You are absolutely welcome. It was a great night with the 2 Sandras (& Brian of course!) Your show was sensationally fab, and I can't wait to take my little work home. Til next time...

barbarabeesblog said...

Thanks for your answer, that was really interesting to know, because my partner is building a helicopter, so your name really jumped at me - it's very catchy though. I like it. And by the way, I forget that yesterday - your drawing is fabulous. Eeeh, and your birthdate is not really the 6.6.66?!
Keep on flying and have a nice week.

Laura said...

just wonderful!

helicopter6 said...

Thank you both so much. Don't worry Barbara, there is one more six in my birth date to make it all ok!! And I love the fact your partner is building a helicopter - I hope it's for personal use!!
Beautiful, glorious morning here (about time!), hope everyone has a sensational week. xx

barbarabeesblog said...

Hi, yes it's for personal use, if you like to see how "Neo" looks like, see www.youngcopter.com - wish you a great day.

tiel said...

where have I been? How have I not known about your amazing work?

ANd your inspiring blog?

LAURA!!! said...

Wow! Love it and what a fun blog!!

helicopter6 said...

Barbara, I'm feeling a little jealous ;-)
tiel & Laura!!!, thank you so much for popping by and leaving such wonderful comments - I'm very very chuffed!
tiel, I've admired your work for a while, I remember originally seeing a post about you on Holly's gorgeous blog.