Last week, Maria Maguire posted this bird on her blog which I was completely charmed by and she talked about Brave Girls Club and taking this class, the Wings Session. I immediately decided that I need to practice my drawing skills and Maria made the class sound so heart centered, I signed up. Well the “The Stuckness” came for a visit and I sat for a whole week without drawing one single bird. Lots of attempts, lots of erasures, lots more attempts, lots more erasure. I am so not a drawing person, unless it’s fierce tribal women or faceless spirits. But this morning, when I awoke at 4:30, I grabbed my journal and began to see the makings of a bird calling to me in my painted background. So now I have drawn, and colored my first instructive attempt at a birdie. A yellow birdie with a pinky orange sun. Thanks to a connection with Maria, made through a connection with my friend Carolyn Dube, I have embarked on a new journey of spreading my “wings” in this class. Friends really do open your eyes to new possibilities….and I am grateful for moving always in a new direction while keeping my own story along the way.
Tempura painted background page with black oil pastel, pencil, colored pencils and crayons….I think it was the crayons that made “The Stuckness” disappear.