LP, " I love birds. Birds of a feather or birds in the heather ; they can be flocked together or simply singletons , it doesn't matter to me. I love them.When Daddyman and I first became friends we often went bird watching together. I especially love songbirds and I especially love the fact that their singular purpose in life is to fill the air with song, and isn't it amazing that every single songbird can carry a tune.A gift to each of us listening to them.So when I saw a charming mini cabinet with a songbird sketched on it, I considered buying it. It would be perfect to store my paint tubes. My friend who was with me at the time , encouraged me to buy it but in the end I decided against it. I didn't really need it or I needed other things more (cat litter, meds for the foster cats , pet food , cleaning supplies , and just about anything else that wasn't a small , bird bureau antique). A few days after Lewis died , this same friend showed up at my front door with the bird bureau antique in hand. She said, " I'd like to think of you painting right now ."
My songbird set of drawers is the place I now store my tubes of paint. It works beautifully! Below is a painting I completed yesterday. I believe the bird cabinet , given to me with love , inspired me to complete this painting as I tend to be a painter who procrastinates !!
It's difficult to get a good picture in the foster room where I paint and this painting resides because the light is bright and for some reason (probably because this is a huge canvas, the painting looks blurred in some places and detail is missing in other places) , but you get an idea!
Here is a close-up of the sweet bunny. This painting will be hung in the cat room along with other paintings I have completed and hung for the fosters , to keep their living quarters cheerful and bright . It should probably now be called the "whimsy room" instead of the "cat room" !
Leo , " I think I look remarkably like that fluffy white bunny , don't you agree ? LP must have used me as her muse ."
Tulip , " I love painting too ! I once jumped into LP's lap when she had the paint palette resting there and then I jumped off with my paint covered paws and danced all over the room creating an original collage of paw prints all over the carpet. Breathtaking. Absolutely breathtaking. I'm pretty certain LP was duly impressed. She looked stunned! "
Have a day filled with birdsong.
See you soon.
the critters in The Cottage