My grandma and I have something in common. We both love birds. In fact, I think that my love of birds comes from her! When I was growing up she always take time to tell me about different birds in her yard. She still has a whole book case full of ceramic birds in her main living area. One year she gave me a porcelain parrot….it is super old. It stays on my bookshelf in my living room. When I paint birds part of me feels like I am honoring a family tradition. I am thinking about my grandma a lot today. She was recently in the hospital. She is home now…so I am sending her a card. I wish I could afford to go back to Ohio and see her. It has been too long. I made an all homemade style card and I drew this bird on the front. I know she will love it. Inside I wrote that I will call her soon. I miss her a lot. On the back of the card I wrote “made by J.O.” which is my nickname. I hope she feels better soon.
This little wren was super fun to paint. I would absolutely turn this into a larger painting! I wanted to add so much to it but time is something I don’t have a lot of these days. I do however have a lot of chores, errands, project stuff, plans, etc. Enough to drive me insane! I signed up for all of this….what the hell was I thinking! I am just kidding….I love this whole process. Later.