April 8th Draw A Bird Day
DAB Day has been around since the 1940’s in the UK. Why, well… I guess because it could be since I found no other particular reason for it. Perhaps with the war in Europe raging it gave people something to do, or maybe it gave an air of freedom or maybe it broke the tension of the bombardment. Or maybe it’s not as obvious as we think since a woman in the UK was often called a bird. Which makes us all wonder why, only slightly more than why we celebrate Draw A Bird Day at all.
How to celebrate – Draw a bird. Visit the UK. Join the Audubon Society.
It seems a little odd that World Art Day would fall on the day our taxes are due but it does. I guess you could say that Art waits for no one. Oh, and it’s Leonardo DaVinci’s birthday too! The day is sponsored by the International Association of Arts (IAA) and was created in 2011 by the General Assembly in Turkey. Art is in the eye of the beholder, some like the Mona Lisa and others those black light Elvis Presley towels. It doesn’t matter, art is art and whatever pleases us best is serving it’s purpose. It might be hanging in a museum or gallery somewhere or it might be right outside your front door.
How to celebrate – Figure out witch art, or arts, mean the most to you. Visit an Art Gallery. Listen to music, watch a movie or hang your favorite piece of art on your refrigerator.
Not happy with the head you’ve got? Well today is your day to do something about it! Now lets be clear here. Don’t cut off your head and throw it away, you’re going to need it before you are done. This is all about making a self-portrait of yourself, or the way you would like to look.
You can make it out of clay, wood, stone, paper mache, silly putty or even draw yourself as you see yourself to be, or want to be. The beauty of this is that you can make yourself look exactly like you are iIf you are good enough at it), or like anyone you wish you looked like.
You can give yourself long hair or short hair. Blonde, brunette, or a red head. Height and weight don’t matter because you are just concerned with your head. You can give yourself glasses or take them away, be bearded or clean shaven, big nose or little nose… or even no nose at all!
You can be bald headed if you want. You can make yourself look thoughtful, comedic, or vengeful. Your choice! No one seems to lay claim to this day, maybe it’s because they didn’t do a very good job of duplicating themselves.
How to celebrate – Make a copy of your head in whatever format you feel most competent in. Get your whole family to make their heads! Hold a contest to see who did the best job.