Monday, November 21, 2005

Illustration Friday: Free

Back in June when I first posted this painting (in the middle of The Artist's Way. ), I asked you what you thought it meant. Now I'll tell you what I think it means. ;)

The red bird is the girl's heart. It's got a safe and comfortable place to be, a place that's got green leaves on it that are starting to grow. The blue bird is singing to the red bird that it's okay to come out, to fly, to try new things and new adventures. It will always be able to return to that safe place, but it has to take a chance.

The girl? I think she's a little ambivalent. She's nurturing towards the red bird - she's almost cradling it and trying to shield it, but at the same time, she's holding the blue bird right up close so they can talk to each other. I think she knows it's time for a change and is hoping the red bird will make the right decision and fly away, free.

1 comment:

stephey baker@ Marked by the Muse said...

I know this is an old post but I found it while doing a search for the artist's way. I'm so glad I did because this is inspiringly beautiful. I love surfing the web of inspiration and when it washes up new artists for me to enjoy! I have a special place in my heart for trees

I resonate w/the tenderness in your words. I especially like reading, "hoping the red bird will make the tight decision and fly away, free." In my head I heard a voice say - into your life! thank you for sharing - it touched my heart. I'd love to purchase a print if available....