Today is John James Audubon's birthday (1785-1851), which for any bird lover is quite the celebration. Audubon is known for his detailed drawings and paintings of birds in North America. He eventually published Birds of America, which contains 435 life size prints; a step toward his life goal of painting every known North American bird.
Mr. Audubon was a renowned ornithologist, artist, and conservationist. Even in his time, the nature lover warned of the destruction of birds and the habitats that support them. His love for wild places continued to develop as he documented bird life, creating quite the legacy. A legacy that has been carried over to the conservationists of today. The Audubon Society was inspired by his creative passion, and the non-profit is dedicated to conserving and restoring our natural ecosystems.
"A true conservationist is a man who knows that the world is not given by his fathers, but borrowed from his children." John James Audubon
The unique and captivating fluidity of birds has pushed many an artist, writer, or painter to create some kind of art from their inspiration. Your True Nature has produced a wide range of products, with Advice from different birds and we continue to create more.
In tribute to the man who inspired us, with his strikingly detailed depictions of these winged species, we will highlight some of the birds he drew and our Advice from them.
Advice from a Robin: "Wake up with a song."
Advice from a Flamingo: "Find the right balance."
Advice from a Puffin: "Dive into life!"
Advice from a Raven: "Don't let life ruffle your feathers!"
Advice from a Pelican: "Soar over rough waters."
Advice from a Wood Duck: "Let troubles roll off your back!"
"I feel I am strange to all but the birds of America." John James Audubon