Bird on Climb

Bird on Climb

Three, 8 x 8″ acrylic and ink on canvas

 

The cold rock and morning sun were a combination hard to resist. Tiny bumps and crevices lent themselves as footholds as the bird worked to conquer the steep landscape above.  The occasional misstep left her swinging and thankful for the cord of rope connecting her to the summit.  And as the minutes passed and the distance to the top diminished she reveled in the view below.

Bird on Climb BirdBird on Climb Middle RopeBird on Climb  End Plant

Bird on Sled

Acrylic and ink on canvas

Acrylic and ink on canvas

Unlike other adventures the bird had recently embarked on, the work lay less in the activity itself, and more in the getting to it. She would admit that sledding mostly scared her. It was a bit of a game of chance – marked by a vague ability to control direction, speed or, for that matter, stopping. And yet the bird repeated the climb again and again, feeling the reward of the rush, was well worth the effort.

Bird on Sled Head

Bird on Sled Sled

Bird on Sled 2

Bird on Sled 1