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A little bird taught me...

Updated: Jun 11, 2020

...not to give up easily when you face challenges. Always have faith that solutions will present itself. All we have to do is remain calm and be fully present at that moment.

Recently, I was working on an exhibition piece where I needed to make a decision to place either a bird or some birds in the painting. Sometimes I have days where I just can't see or feel how the art piece should pan out so I create some cut outs to see how it would look on the painting. After long deliberation and feedback from an artist mentor, it was decided a single bird was sufficient. Happy Days! :)

The humming bird is a very special bird. Across the world, many cultures revere it as a sacred bird. These unique little birds are seen as healers, bringers of love, good luck and joy, but most of all they bring messages from the future and the wisdom of the past from our ancestors.

After doing some research on the colours and patterns of some of the birds, I decided to bring in a blue and pink palette for the humming bird in my painting.

My tools were loose canvas, Chunbe glue, brushes, acrylic paint, scissors and my imagination. :)

First I sketched out the outline of the bird before inking it. Took my time including patterns and just going with the flow.

Once the bird was inked and I was happy with the end result, it was cut out from the canvas. I named her Rumi. Next I found a suitable place on my painting to glue her on. She looks happy, don't you think? The final painting will be revealed as it's still a work in progress.

You can paste the bird back on your canvas like I did or you can put it on a styrofoam/cardboard and place it on the wall as a mini installation piece or perhaps, glue it on you journal page or sketch book and make it into a collage piece or even create a ceiling mobile with several humming birds (that would be really cool!). The ideas are endless.

Have fun creating your very own humming bird and do share your pictures with me. I would love to see your creation.

Enjoy being in your energy of creativity. It's a wonderful place to be.

Lots of love,


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