Monday, 9 April 2007
On a roll here so decided to get on with this week's Emily Falconbridge art journal - and the prompt was..... birds. Hhhm, didn't expect that one! So I thought about it, about birds and what they represented. I loved books such as Callanish, about the eagle which escaped from London zoo, and remember the glorious sight of a pair of golden eagles in Kintail, and ended up with this kind of hazy card. The cut out words say spirit and dignity. There were so many words that birds seems to evoke - wisdom, hope, inspiration, soar, fly, freedom, spirit. Birds feature quite a lot in mythology as well. I've had a little owl ever since my first year at uni - when I studied classics and needed as much help from Athena as possible! The raven is a bird with a great brooding and potent presence too, and appears in many Celtic tales. But I decided to stay with the eagles for this card.