Act Bird Like......

We had a nasty storm; it is rare to have snow on the ground for more then 24 hrs in the south. We have had snow since Friday; rain is arriving later today. I normally don't feed the birds in the south; I have in the north, due to the climate. I saw so many birds looking for food, I couldn't help, but throw out some stale crackers and cereal, for them. I don't feed the birds, because of the weather, but also because of the food chain. The bird seed attracts mice and mice attract snakes.
I strongly dislike snakes. I know, the snakes are hibernating, but never does all the seed get eaten.

I was thinking about the patterns of birds and how people who are creative, share similar traits.

I know I sound bird brained, but listen.... If you are creative you are always hatching ideas, then you flutter about gathering your supplies. You find a nest to craft in, you twitter, tweet and chirp, your ideas to friends. Then you need to hop to it. (birds do hop) Sometime we hover over our next move, perch a little too long. Then we put our work out there; we preen a bit, when we hear chirps of delight. If we don't hear what we want our feathers get ruffled and then we might cry. We hoped our idea would have wings and people would sing our praises. It is best to use your homing skills; Just remember don't peck at yourself to long. Everyone broods, soon another idea will hatch and you'll be singing a different tune.

You should visit Dawn, she is a gifted artist that uses a lot of bird images and really knows how to feather her nest!

No bird soars too high, if he soars with his own wings.
William Blake

Hold fast to dreams for if dreams die, life is a broken winged bird that cannot fly.
-- Langston Hughes.

Hope is the thing with feathers
That perches in the soul.
And sings the tune
Without the words,
and never stops at all.
Emily Dickinson
US poet (1830 - 1886)
(I painted this little blue bird, I saw in my yard, back to the nest to paint more birds)

Comments

Your bluebird is just wonderful Ellie!!!!! Don't you just love the feeling when you finish creating something?? I love the Emily Dickinson quote as well ~ it's one of my favorites!! I hope your week is going great ~ hugs and love, Dawn
Love your little birdie Ellie! Hope you're having a happy day today!

Jenny
Thank you Ellie, I have really been enjoying it! You have to make 10 and you ten back from bloggers all around the country and possibly internationally. I love getting mail! As for my job, I'm a dental receptionist/assistant. It would be a dream come true to be able to stay home and craft and bake homemade bread for my family. Sigh. :) Thanks for visiting me, it's so much fun to meet nice people in blogland. Have a lovely night!

Jenny
Ellie said…
I should of guessed; you have a beautiful smile!
My daughter, in a prior post had her braces off; we were thrilled!
I look forward to seeing more of your work; keep at it.
Thanks for the encouragement Ellie! Congrats to your daughter, I found the post and she is a cutie! She must be thrilled to be out of braces! I really like your recent post, love is so important. We could use a little more!
Happy Friday to you♥

Jenny