I have been using my art as therapy, which has been working pretty well, except I have been having a hard time focusing on what to do first. This is a bit of a problem as I have an art show and class coming up at the beginning of April in Vermont and need to get cracking on my Goddess series. So, I thought I would head over to the Collage Obesession website and see what the challenge was for the week. EGGS. Perfect, I thought, I shall work on my Song Bird mixed media piece I had been planning for the series.
I started with tearing out pages from a vintage bird book I received from my in-laws and covered the entire canvas with it. Then covered it with a mixture of red and fuchsia paint. I had a vision of what I wanted it to look like, but was a little afraid to just start. Kind of unlike me. Feeling a little shaky lately I guess. I grabbed some stencils and jumped in. Here is a work in progress picture.
Here is the piece in it’s entirety. It is a bit of an ode to my oldest daughter. She has always loved music and will sing everywhere and anywhere if given the opportunity. Such a free spirit, I love it.
She has blond hair just like Milah but this Goddess has birdcage pony tails like no other.
I gave her a dress of real bird feathers and nest with eggs head piece to complete the look :)
I finished it off with a Maya Angelou quote “A bird doesn’t sing because it has an answer, it sings because it has a song”.
Do you have any song birds in your life????