about birds

Ah, we female birds
so plain and dull
sitting upon our nests
obliged to keep our eggs warm
and what do you do
fly off with your freshly preened
brilliant red plumage
to seduce another dull female
while we colorless squatters
do not complain
understanding the urge to wander
is in your nature
so we dust-feathered, will teach troops of earnest chicks
and you will be crowned master of ceremony
for a parade of dull females
red-crested woodpeckerI was just light-hearting the prose up a bit – no offense to many a good man.¬† ūüôā
Red-crested woodpecker done with watercolor marker and Prisma pencil a few weeks ago

Crossing More Than Fingers

Dear Friends,
Over the last few¬†days, I’ve seen two excellent conscience-bearing movies.¬†Into the Wild, directed by Sean Penn¬†is based on a true story.¬†It’s a convincing cinematic¬†portrayal¬†of a young college-educated man who forgoes the trappings of society and our manmade shackles. His search¬†for a ‘purer’ existence ultimately brings him to Alaska where he must attempt¬†survival. The other film, The Eleventh Hour, directed by Leonardo DiCaprio lays out¬†mankind’s future if global warming isn’t taken seriously.¬†Both films left me thinking about how I live my life. They left me pondering my children’s futures if we¬†can’t¬†reign in our¬†want, and¬†stop treating nature as a thing to be bartered and sold.

Yesterday my post included a silly Christmas tree. For reference I’d snapped a photo¬†of the delicate daughter crossing her arms. While on a sub break today, I was perusing¬†my photos and stopped at my daughter’s image. I drew her sweet face during lunch.¬†I pray¬†the¬†bright future reflected in her caramel eyes, is the bright future she will have¬†on a beautiful healthy planet…
Caroline Hands CrossedThank you. May you dream of pure air and crystal water.
Delicate Daughter sketched today. Little Miss Green Apple below done with Prisma pencils several months ago.

Miss Green Apple

Miss Green Apple

A Girl Named Galeen

Dear Friends,
I so enjoy creating irksome¬†monsters with glowing eyes and bizarre¬†creatures with gnashing¬†teeth. Where¬†this little girl comes¬†from, I’m not quite sure. I think¬†she¬†dwells¬†beneath¬†the soft underbelly of my heart. You best be careful digging beneath your heart.¬†Squishy stuff settles there¬†and¬†if to much oozes¬†out, you’ll¬†feel empty inside.

Besides changing¬†hair¬†length¬†–¬†like¬†night and day alternating sides¬†–¬†Galeen loves surfacing now and again. Since she thinks she’s kind of cute, Galeen would¬†like to¬†present her ‘living’ scrapbook.

Galeen

 

Dunce

Dunce

Hair Hiding

Hair Hiding

 

Star Gazer

Star Gazer

Statically

Statically

Autumn Leaves

Autumn Leaves

Thank you. May you dream of wishing stars floating in the soft underbelly of your heart.

As you may have noticed, Galeen likes experimenting with how she appears – she may cover herself with¬†paint, pencil, collage or¬†marker! She’s never quite sure what scented soap to use and loves trying them all…