The difference of 25

Creative blog. You can participate for free and without registration. Timetable:
-1th of the month: new theme on the blog.
-before 21th of the month: mail your artwork to
-25th of the month: collage of all the artwork on the blog

Sunday, March 25, 2012

The difference of 25: Birds

Proud to present you the Gallery of Birds. Thanks to all who send in their artwork. 4 new artist joined the blog. Scroll down to see all artwork seperate with the name of the artist or... visit
Enjoy watching and feel free to leave a message.

Birds: Richelle, Shanghai, China

Birds: Gertie Jaquet, Amsterdam, NL

Birds: Jule Geleijns, Utrecht, NL

Birds: Lauren Sullings, Drunen, NL

Birds: Angelique Mols, Oisterwijk, NL

Birds: Gerda Simmer-Elzenaar, Eindhoven, NL

Birds: Miss Fruitful, NL

Birds: Anne-lize, Amsterdam, NL

Birds: Willemken, Bussum, NL

Birds: Samantha van Voorst, NL

Birds: Ayla, Hooglanderveen, NL

Birds: Wilma van Boxtel, Perth, Australia

Wilma made these birds, but also another one to sit on the wire.

Birds: lse aarsman, Elst, NL

Birds: Anne-Mieke, Oisterwijk, NL

Birds: Petra Coumans, Utrecht, NL

Birds: Roos, Utrecht, NL

Birds: Sultana, Zoetermeer, NL

Birds: mariette jongen, Utrecht NL

Birds: Caroline, Breda, NL

Birds: joyofcolour, Yael Berger, Tel Aviv, Israel

Thursday, March 15, 2012

Hi birds from all over the world...

The blog is watched in 41 countries. Top 10 viewers: 
The Netherlands, United States, Australia, Russia, New Zealand, Germany, Israel, 
United Kingdom, Spain, Malaysia.

And: Switserland, France, Iceland, Czech Republic, Bulgaria, Indonesia, Mexico, Argentina, Nicaragua, Brazil, Mozambique, Ukraine, Taiwan, India, Pakistan, Portugal, Norway, Japan, Malta, Vietnam, Singapore, Canada, Latvia, Hong Kong, Thailand, Sweden, Greece, Belgium, Phillipines, Egypt, Saudi Arabia. 
Please feel free to leave a message or join the blog with your own bird! You can send in birds untill March 21st.
The 25th of March birds from all over the world will sit together in the gallery of birds.

Saturday, March 10, 2012

How can birds sit on electrical wires without being electrocuted?

Small birds can sit safely and relaxed on an electrical wire. Even a large bird can take a rest on a wire without being electrocuted.
But the danger starts when it spreads its wings. If the wing touches something like another cable or some point connected to earth, electricity would flow through its body. And the bird will be electrocuted instantly.
When a bird lands on a transmission cable it acquires the same voltage as the cable. So there is no potential difference. High voltage itself is of little consequence because there is no flow of electricity from one point to another.
It is the difference in voltage that matters in the flow of electricity. For this reason electricity companies maintain adequate spacing between two cables. Even so, large birds of prey do sometimes fall prey to electrocution.
I will make sure to put enough space between the cables. Our birds will sit safely!

Thursday, March 1, 2012

Theme of March: Birds

This month many birds will be returning to Holland from their stay in warmer countries. I love the picture of birds resting side by side on high voltage cables high up in the sky.
Draw a horizontal line and make your bird sit on this line. All the lines will be joined together afterwards and the birds you made will be sitting close to each other. You can draw one single bird or a small group.
Please make sure the background is white or transparant.
If you are new to the blog, be welcome and feel free to join! Please file your artwork this way: your name_birds (in my case: roos_birds). Be sure to send it in before the 21th of March (max. 1 Gb). All artwork will be shown on the 25th of March, both in the collage and seperate on the blog and on the Flickr photostream of Difference 25. Welcome home birds, let the spring begin!