As always, the season of spring brings me to thoughts of rebirth, home, family, and flight. My sweet little bird in this project has a colorful history. For those who have been following this blog for a while, the first completion of this bird resulted in my Mugsy Moo puppy biting its head off. I then created another head for him with paper clay and had just finished it when my art studio burned down. While digging through the rubbish, I found little bird charred and scarred but not completely destroyed. He has now been reconstructed for the second time and I believe he has found his final home complete with mailbox :) Everyone needs a little fun and whimsy in their lives..............
Friday, April 15, 2011
Monday, April 11, 2011
Here I am approaching Spring and once more my art tends towards birds and eggs. New birth, new life.
I am in the process of figuring out what my new life is going to look like. My early retirement is supposed to be about new beginnings. I periodically think about returning to teaching but wonder if that's my way of playing it safe. I like working on my art but realize that I need to do more to round out my life. I need to take classes or volunteer somewhere. After all, art is a reflection of the way an artist sees the world around her/him. The walls of my home are becoming a little too confining. So, the question remains, to fly or not to fly?
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