Thursday, April 16, 2009









March is finally done. Red-winged blackbirds are my personal proof that spring will return and the earth will grow again. They always show up at our pond the first week of March like clockwork. Do they know how important they are to me? Not likely, lol.


The males love to show off their red and gold epaulets, and make a lot of noise claiming their territories. At the same time the goldfinches are getting their gold back and the mourning doves are getting their mating feistiness back. Spring is just amazing!


I'm so grateful that Robin sponsors this project. I've learned so much, more than I can really put into words. (I guess that is why it is a visual journal...duh) My first 7 pieces look like this, with April still empty but planned and May just a glimmer of color.




4 comments:

Robin said...

Your first seven pieces, shown togeter, illustrate better than any I've seen so far this year how doing this type of monthly project can give our work a unique and unifying stamp of one's personality! They are stunning, Margaret! I'm with you about the red-winged blackbirds and love how you abstractly represented them, their mating colors and their energy. Well done!!!! Robin A.

KV said...

Oh, it is wonderful to see all your pieces together! Those bird wings are quite special . . .


Kathy V in NM

CC said...

I love how these all fit together! It's amazing how they were all done in different months, & about different things, but blend so well! Great job!
Warmest aloha,
CC

freebird said...

All of your pages are great. I look forward at the solstice too. That's when my head gets to tell my heart winter is leaving. I didn't even know there were red tipped blackbirds. Just learned something new. Your autumn page is so right with those fields and your snowflakes page is so snowy.