This was a fun painting session with my friend, Roxanne. She had painted a feather that I really liked, we went for a walk and found a blue jay feather, so it was decided…we’d paint three different feathers. The first one took most of our time so we set a timer for the other two. It was a great exercise in just going for it and not letting fear or dread of failure stand in our (actually, my) way. I will use the timer-trick more often.
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This indigo bunting was on our back fence and was startling with its bright, solid blue coloring. I’ve not seen one before or since he and his mate came around last Spring. They were here for a short time, gave us a little thrill and went on their way. Spring is coming and I’ll be keeping watch. That is one of the keys to receiving blessings…just look for them. They are everywhere!
Thanksgiving and Christmas are fast-approaching and I feel as if I just wrote these same words a few weeks ago…but it was last year. Time really does fly. It is nice to be able to capture a moment in time and hold it for a while.
Wishing you bountiful blessings and special moments this holiday season.
This sweet little bird was on my bird bath and serves as a reminder to look up. It just so happens to illustrate a verse my friend, Beverly, sent to me this morning, “He seldom reflects on the days of his life, because God keeps him occupied with gladness of heart.” Ecclesiastes 5:20
When life gets you down….look up.
I am feeling pretty smart right now. My paintings are small enough that I can scan them – I don’t have to photograph and download them. Maybe I will post more often. I can see that I will need to crop the shadow in the future. I’m not sure I love the pink background. It was blue and I didn’t love that, either. Any suggestions? We have lots of these little birds at the feeders and they are so sweet with their big, bright eyes.