This afternoon I spent some time working in my France journal. It headed more in the direction of scrapbooking and collage rather than painting. I purchased some beautiful postcards while in France and wanted to incorporate them into my journal. So I played and had some fun.
I also got some wonderful things at the Paper Studio today.
I've been drooling over some Cavallini products for a little
while now, and decided since I had some early birthday money
I would buy the bird stamps and stickers. I also bought the
bird paper from Cavallini at the Paper Studio's anniversary sale.
This is what I did with the paper and stickers.
I've always had a fascination with birds. Seeing a bird, especially one I don't see often like a blue heron, never fails to lift my spirit. I just can't be sad or down when I've spotted a beautiful bird. In that fleeting moment of sight I am uplifted on the wind with them.
I love using them in my art; I like the imagery of birds being messengers of the soul. I find a lot of solace and inspiration in nature, but sadly where I live I don't get much access to nature.
Oddly, there are several bird colonies that are living in the runoff of our manmade lake (yes, a lake in the desert...go figure), and I see them flying overhead while barreling down the freeway, blue herons, snowy white egrets, and sometimes Canadian geese. They are a small miracle to me, and I feel thankful to have even that brief contact.