“I want to sing like the birds sing, not worrying about who hears or what they think.” ~Rumi
I'm sitting here in the sunroom answering emails and messages, talking to friends across the world and listening to the sounds of currawongs and lorikeets. Sometimes the kookaburras join in too but this morning they are absent. We have so many beautiful birds in Australia and I try not to take them for granted.
The shy little whip bird that hops around the shrubbery, the tiny finches that flit from the mulberry tree to the pineapple sage gathering sweetness. The cocky wattlebird that sends out warning signals every time the cats come near, ruffling up his feathers and declaring "How dare you! This is my yard!" before swooping them.
The diminutive but handsome willy wagtail sitting on the fence shaking his butt...the list goes on and on!
It seems that I have been drawn to birds in art forever!
Long before I ever put paint on paper, way back when Marco and I were new romancers in 1985 we bought our first piece of art together in San Jose Del Cabo, Mexico. A beautiful woodblock print titled Exprisionera, it shows a bird breaking free of its boundaries,
a beautiful metaphor for life it hangs in our kitchen and reminds us each day that we are far more than our self imposed beliefs
Birds have appeared in so many of my paintings since I first began my art journey at the start of the new millenia...
2006-2008 birds appear everywhere in my Tree of Life and Garden of delights series