It has been a few weeks since I finished a painting... well at least one bigger than a teabag. My big canvases have been calling me and I have been desperate to just play and get completely lost in my piece... I woke up early today, my table was clear and I was ready to do exactly that and exactly that was what I did. It was good for my heart and my mind to just show up and do something... anything.
I've called this piece The Forgotten Birds... there is a story-bookishness and dreamlike feeling to this piece and I love that. I have wanted to do big swallows for the longest time and it's the first time I've included birds. I know I want to linger a bit longer with this theme and perhaps continue to work towards a more serious take on it. This theme is deeply rooted in my childhood memories...
"When the swallows fly low... the rain will come"
It felt so wonderful to show up and complete a painting from beginning to end, to get messy and paint all day long - what an incredible way to spend my day.