She Listened with the Flowers to the Song of the Blue Bird

Last Monday I shared a painting in it’s early stages in this post “Get Out Of Your Head and Into Your Body”  Lots of scribbles and marks and bright oranges and turquoises and yellows.  The story was unfinished .  Over the course of this week the painting finished itself with the help of some active listening on my part. I will be super busy tomorrow so I thought I would share a day early…..

More scribbles, some collage, clear gesso, more paint, pastels and pen mark, pipe insulation(thanks Mary Beth Shaw for that sweet tip)….

She listened with the flowers to the song of the blue bird….

She listened through the flowers Blue bird


Thanks to all of you who have subscribed to my Keeping It Simple Newsletter (link on my sidebar).  Hope you enjoyed the latest issue which arrived on Saturday. Please feel free to email me what you make, I would love to share it here.


Linking this up to Mandarin Orange Monday….because you know I love orange.

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23 Responses to “She Listened with the Flowers to the Song of the Blue Bird”

  1. Maria McGuire August 11, 2013 at 10:18 am #

    Corrine….I am in LOVE with this. I just made up my own story with it instantly….. <3

  2. Jessica sporn August 11, 2013 at 10:57 am #

    So great. Listening now…

  3. Angela August 11, 2013 at 11:36 am #

    I live this! My absolute favorite!!! I adore blue birds and actually collect those little glass ones from years ago.
    Have a great weekend!

  4. Sophie A. August 11, 2013 at 12:15 pm #

    Inspiring reactivities in Orange. 🙂

    I really like it!

  5. Judy Shea August 11, 2013 at 1:16 pm #

    Love what her face is saying, whatever it is.

  6. Kim Andersen August 11, 2013 at 1:45 pm #

    I love this … She’s really got her aloha on 🙂

  7. Dorthe August 11, 2013 at 2:12 pm #

    I`m listening too, Corrine,-and so enjoying your painting with the amazing blue bird, and the scribbles!!
    Thnak you also for the news letter— I have been so very bussy , and did not have had time to actually read it, but I will be back!!
    Happy sunday !!

  8. Dawn August 11, 2013 at 3:41 pm #

    This is beautiful Corrine, one of my fave colour combos too. I adore the bird and collage elements, works so well with your fab focal point, superb work sweetie.
    Huge hugs x

  9. Piarom August 11, 2013 at 3:43 pm #

    Your sweet painting make me smile 🙂 the flower in her ear is hillarious 😀 love all the yummy layers xox ♥ Conny

  10. Kay Wallace August 11, 2013 at 7:55 pm #

    I really, REALLY like this, Corrine. I am so glad that I could “blow it up” and then use my magnifying glass and see the little details that I otherwise would have missed. Brilliant color palette! And, I loved finding the word SPARKLING in one of the bits of text you used. Now, THAT made me smile! Hugs! K

  11. jill eudaly August 11, 2013 at 8:45 pm #

    it made me smile. love the colors, bright but with harmony.

  12. janice August 11, 2013 at 9:20 pm #

    Just when I think you can’t possibly top your last creation…poof! You come up with something that blows my socks off. This is amazing, Corrine. You are on fire!

  13. Bleubeard and Elizabeth August 11, 2013 at 9:44 pm #

    I conjured up all kinds of fun thoughts while I admired the flowers in her hair and her butterfly ear. Such a fun, fun painting.

  14. Sue August 12, 2013 at 3:15 am #

    I love that bird!

  15. Lori August 12, 2013 at 3:22 am #

    I love both works – the colours are really radiant – they glow and they sparkle:) and , like Conny said, they make me smile. She looks spellbound by the sounds of the bird.
    Thank you for sharing your work on Mandarin Orange Monday:)

  16. Diana Evans August 12, 2013 at 2:30 pm #

    oh how wonderful are these!!!! love the colours and the details!!

  17. noel August 12, 2013 at 4:26 pm #

    I love the whimsy and color of your images…so creative

  18. Hannah August 13, 2013 at 2:15 am #

    I like your colors, and the details of the little side drawings and old photo for some depth. The shading around the bird makes it stand out. It reminds me of one of my favorite painters, Klee.

  19. Karla b aka Lady Skyclad August 13, 2013 at 6:32 am #

    Gorgeous work!So magical!Hugs from Brazil!

  20. mary helen fernandez stewart August 13, 2013 at 5:15 pm #

    Only 41 treatments to go….and our hopes are high as the meteor showers in the night sky. Fatigue…and trying not to back slide…we just keep putting one foot in front of another! I love this painting…the stories one can read here in bright glorious colors. Love this direction in optimism, I wish you Peace, Mary Helen Fernandez Stewart

  21. Lisa Isabella Russo August 13, 2013 at 7:37 pm #

    I love the bird! The whole piece is very expressive. I haven’t had a chance to check out bloglovin yet, but it is on my list…

  22. Erika August 14, 2013 at 2:44 am #

    Beautifully! She looks even more fragile, but the colors are full of power!

  23. Marjie Kemper August 14, 2013 at 7:01 pm #

    She’s awesome. And I love the size of the bluebird next to her… looks like a true friend!

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