12-22-2011 Happy Winter Solstice nothing like 60 degree days on the US northern east coast to make us love winter. I'm not posting art that has any hint of of the "cold" season at all. These are parrots for the AFA Handdrawn/Painted Parrots swap colorful, tropical and just plain fun. "Parrots are probably the most charismatic of birds - they're flashy and noisy and oh-too smart. For this swap you will be illustrating 3 cards featuring parrots." Okay birdies time to fly to New Zealand to join the swap.