The theme this week at The Three Muses is to use one of your favorite quotes in your art work and here is mine:
This was done on a gallery wrapped canvas, and it measures about 8 x 17, so I'll show you a couple close ups. Here's where I put the quote--
The quote is a Chinese Proverb, and it's "A bird does not sing because it has an answer, it sings because it has a song"
I love using birds, like alot of artists, in my artwork. To me, they represent freedom to go anywhere, and to just sing just for the sake of singing. They also represent a sign of renewal. The first sign of Spring for us is to see a Robin. I love birds. I'm not a bird expert or watcher--I just love birds. Right now, it's so cold and QUIET, but in the warmer seasons I just love waking up to the chirping of all the birds.
And this was one of those pieces where everything came into place. I just sat back and listened to her (my muse--still don't know her name). I found this sheet music in a children's book I had which was perfect for what I was looking for:
"The Birdies' Ball"--how cute!
Then I used this scrapbook paper for the border--
The flowers in it went so well with the birds, so I just cut some out and collaged them onto the canvas to mix in.
I usually don't paint these colors--the baby blues and pinks, and I wasn't sure if I liked it or not, but when I was finished--I love it!