Eight more days until the 'magical due date'. I am waiting anxiously and so I thought I'd try to be creative. Another attempt with watercolors. I saved my pennies and bought myself a kit - tubes instead of pencils this time -
The other day I stumbled upon the blog site of an artist in Portland by the name of Martha Miller. As I was reading, Martha shared some dream journal entries all about hummingbirds. I was so inspired by one in particular that I couldn't get the words out of my head. They were just what I needed to hear that day.
I decided that I would compose a little sketch with the quote. I studied hummingbirds all day sketching over and over different hummingbirds in different poses until I figured out how to capture the image to my satisfaction. This is the finished result.
Whenever I am feeling overwhelmed I write this quote (although abbreviated) or I doodle a hummingbird and I find calm.
" I dreamt - of a hummingbird - it went to my ear and then to my nose. I think it was telling me to listen and breathe."
I hope it may be a source of calm and inspiration for you as it has been for me. Let us all listen and breathe more.
A few Christmas's ago, Liam drew me this wonderful picture inspired by the art work of Tascha, a Folk artist living in Ontario. Well, I fell in love with Liam's gift, only he didn't color in the background. So, I cut the picture out and on canvas I painted a backdrop, added a favorite quote and pasted the lovely lady on. Liam loves the finished result but insists he did most of the work - I concur, he did the best part. I only need to find a suitable frame and it'll hang in our library.