Remember when I mentioned how excited I was to get back to my desk? Well one reason was that I could continue working on my Southern Flowers and Southern Birds series. And here's the first result: the Brown Pelican!
If summer came in bird form it would be a pelican, don't you agree? Not to mention that this fella is the state bird of Louisiana, home of the Big Easy, which pretty much encapsulates our summer ideals: take it slow, drink it in, and live it loud!
If you follow along on Instagram, maybe you saw (and participated in!) the recent polls I had about adding calligraphy to the Southern Flowers and Southern Birds paintings. Almost 100% said yes! Y'all were split about 50/50 when it came to having the bird/flower's name or the state added, so I added both! This Brown Pelican is currently the only one with that option, but don't you worry - I am working on updating the other listings quick as I can!
This gentle giant would be a lovely housewarming gift for a loved one in Louisiana (especially paired with their state flower, the Magnolia!), and he'd look just dashing in a beach house or warming up a sunroom. Wherever he lands, he'll bring the simply sweet reminder of summer.
All photos by Lindsey LaRue Photography.