I have been working away in my studio over these last
several weeks of December, painting and collaging small
gifts to give.
What most often happens, when I have completed an
artwork, is that I display the finished piece on my
work table. It may only be exhibited there for a couple
of hours or perhaps a day or two. But this particular
work graced my space for over two weeks before I
could bring myself to wrap it.
The little painted bird reminded me so much of my
experiences in late January/early February when our
neighborhood was hosting quite a large flock of Robins.
At any time during the day, I could glance out the window
and count at least 10 to 20 or more Red-Breasted friends
devouring berries from the crab-apple tree or in the yard.
It was sheer and utter delight watching them.
Now, here at the end of the year, I wonder if I will be
fortunate enough to witness this same miracle in
the coming days. Only time will tell... but until then,
I am glad to have the beautiful memory of those
moments tucked away in my heart for safe keeping.