Every evening when I return home from work, I’m greeted by the chirping of birds as they congregate in the tree outside my window. While the husband calls it a cacophony, I think of it as a council. What must they be discussing, I wonder?
The state of the weather? The shrinking green cover? The paucity of food? Or maybe they’re discussing the changing weather patterns, or the latest thermal waves they rode. Perhaps they’re trading the gossip of the day, or having a friendly spat?
I admit, at times they do get really loud, but still. In this increasingly urban world, I feel blessed to be able to listen in to their conversations! Which is why the tree outside my window and all of the birds that call it home is among the things that I cherish the most.
And just so that I never forget the chirping of the birds, I created this spread in my art journal. It’s fairly straight-forward to create a spread like this. I started by intuitively painting the background. Once I was happy with it, I looked for areas that I really liked, and drew in the birds using a watercolor pencil. I let go of the rest of the painting by coloring over it with gesso and some orange at the bottom. Et viola!
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