Tag Archives: birds in flight

Kill Them All!

and let God sort them out later.  Was that from a spaghetti western or a WWII flick?  I know it was a from a movie, or at least, I sure, sure hope that was from a movie.  Unfortunately, in this day, it sounds just horribly like something that would happen in real life.

But that being said, I decided to draw notecards, good or bad, and sort them out later. I came to the realization that:

  • I can’t draw very well at all with my hand still injured
  • In the mood I’m in, I can’t tell whether any of them are any good or not.

I’ve been averaging a card a day, for a few days now.  Just fast and fun, without worrying much about them.

So here’s the first batch.



Then there’s this:



Then there’s that:



And bringing up the rear:



so, in another note, my friend and I drove out to the site of one of the fairs I signed up for.  We drove a long way, and in the cold, late winter the land looked depressing and isolated.  We saw some very big pawprints.  Bear maybe?  Cougar?

I’m sure in May, it will be much different.  I’m still worried about bears and cougars, though.

I Don’t Keep My Visions to Myself

All you Stevie fans, (and I know there are a lot of you), forgive me for sort of quoting her.  But it’s true, I talk about my visions far and wide!  Sometimes, I even draw them.

I don’t get many visions, in fact, only two that were truly spontaneous.  Once, while meditating, I got the image of a glowing white cloud.  I know I couldn’t duplicate it, and still show the feeling it gave me.  So, I elaborated.

Going even further back, while I was in high school, far more years ago than I want to think about, I spontaneously saw a flock of birds flying upwards.  The picture I drew was this, but I didn’t catch the movement.

It’s not that bad. As a matter of fact, I ended up doing a yuge, I tell you,  yuge mural of it, while I was in school.  I often wonder what ever happened to it.

But back to pigeons, which in a group is called a ‘kit’.  I think everyone knows that a group of crows is called a “murder’, but I didn’t know this about pigeons.  They can also be a flight..or more prosaically, a flock.

Later, again to many years for me to admit, I saw a kit in flight, similar to my vision.  I tried once again to capture it tonight, so I did this.  It’s very loose to imply the movement of flight.  It’s also small, 7 by 5 inches.  I don’t think it would interpret well in a large size.  I figure if you don’t like it, it would at least make a good fabric design.