I don't really know why I wanted to embroider birds on some on my stuff in the shop, perhaps they are hard to spoil when you don't really know what you are doing, perhaps they are colorful and variable in their shapes and it gets attraction.
No doubt that the best bird painters are children. And then the adult painters who copy child style in their illustrations.
The first two pictures are from an exhibition of kids pictures, the third one is by my niece. Check out the butterfly!
For the adults, also trees and flowers, check this Russian cartoon of the Pooh bear: