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Monday, July 06, 2009

Ode to a blue egg


This painting is available for purchase here.

Back in the spring, we found a little blue egg, unscathed, in the middle of the drive. It seemed wrong to not pick it up, and place it somewhere more honorable. The unborn bird inside it was surely dead, or ill formed. But it was a miracle an egg survived a drop from a tree, or a bird.

Months later at Pie Day, someone saw the egg, and picked it up and starting goofing off with it. To make a long story short, the egg ended up being destroyed. While it might not seem like a big deal, I took great offense to this. It was disrespectful to us, and our farm, but it was a human being acting casually about nature. I buried the crushed shell and the contents.

It prompted ideas, posted at Raggedy-Sketches, and this painting was a love letter and a promise to that little creature, and the beautiful, perfect, blue egg.

6 comments:

Cathy said...

The blue egg hatched into this beautiful painting!

whimseycreations said...

Oh this is a beautiful one! So colorful and lovely.

Tai said...

I like Cathy's comment: the beautiful blue egg did get to hatch, after all.

slpstanley said...

What a lovely painting and tribute to nature. It did indeed hatch after all.

farmlady said...

All of nature must be protected, but we can't always know why something has(as we perceive it)gone wrong. The blame is unjust if you aren't seeing the whole picture.

Your paintings are lovely. There is always a soul in everything.

Kathy said...

It looks like something not so good turned into a blessing in disguise. Beautiful painting!

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