Janne Robberstad

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By spotogspindel | September 14, 2010

This week’s topic is “Proverb” over at Illustration Friday.

“A proverb is a short sentence based on long experience.” ~ Miguel de Cervantes

“It´s better to have a bird in the hand, than ten birds on the roof.” is a very well-used proverb in Norway, even nowadays.

My collage is a rather strange mix of vintage scarlet iris birds, red phone-booths and bowler-hats from London. Mind the Gap is also very London-ish. I wanted to use my own photos in the background, but am sure if I feel like I´ve succeeded. I´m very into the bird though..

Topics: Illustration friday | 6 Comments »

6 Responses to “If-proverb”

  1. dosankodebbie Says:
    September 15th, 2010 at 03:09

    Woo. Intriguing image and cool coloring!

  2. poppylocke Says:
    September 15th, 2010 at 19:06

    Great work! The bird in the bowler hat is fantastic 🙂

  3. Evelyn Says:
    September 15th, 2010 at 23:22

    I love the birds – quite quirky. I also like your colour scheme and texture. A very lovely piece.

  4. Andrew Finnie Says:
    September 16th, 2010 at 04:08

    Hey Janne, now this looks like it could belong in the london underground, circa 1946. I’ve never heard that expression !! We have ‘a bird in the hand is worth two in the bush’ (“Birds’ were slang for girls here in the sixties I think – so that’s what I always think of …. hmm)

    Oh it’s so hot here today 😉

  5. michele Says:
    September 16th, 2010 at 23:24

    Lovely, dusky palette! It looks like a ten bird party is in the works! :o)

  6. christina Says:
    September 17th, 2010 at 07:05

    What a beautiful entry! I’m a birdwatcher so I really loved the theme! ?