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Wednesday, April 18, 2007

Guests of Flight

In the last few days, I have been drawn to the birds, especially in my art. How can one not respond to a bird, for it's messages and meanings to humans are so varied. A vision of freedom, a being that appears to be able to...just fly away.

A little bird

Perches on a branch.
A beautiful, golden-feathered
Little bird.

Her eyelids
Are closed in sleep.
She may have beautiful dreams,

How wonderful to be
A little bird,
To wake up
And fly away.

by Magdalena Klein

So I am going to paint more birds, and trees this week. It seems to be what I need to paint.

I once had a sparrow alight upon my shoulder for a moment, while I was hoeing in a village garden, and I felt that I was more distinguished by that circumstance that I should have been by any epaulet I could have worn. Henry David Thoreau (1817 - 1862)


deedledumpling said...

Oh, I LOVE the colors of this one. I have had birds come tell me of the deaths of two people in my past. This is true, not imagined, and one was my father. A bird flew next to my plane window, 30,000 feet up in the air as I was flying to my dying father. I knew then he was gone. What bird flies at 30,000 ft.?? Then when I arrived and in the rental car on the way to the hospital, a bird very nearly crashed into my windsheid as I was driving. They are messengers of the spirit world for sure. dd

Linda O'Neill said...

What can I say...I love your work, Katherine. This painting is just beautiful.

Carla Sonheim said...

Your new work is just beautiful. I love it so much!

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