Saturday, June 18, 2011

drawing challenge/wings

 I was looking for wings.  In a very old notebook from when I was sad,  wings meant I could fly away, despite my incredible fear of heights.

Wings are beautiful.

Wings are fun.

Wings are delicate and fragile.

I thought of Patrice today and all of the wonders she works with paper.  These wings were inspired by her.  

It's quiet in the house, only the birds are waking up outside.  A hummingbird just came to the window the bid me good morning.  I think I'll go snuggle up with my little bird now.

The lovely Jasmin is our host this week.  


Makeminemidcentury said...

Beautiful. I can't imagine you ever being sad.

Lil Muse Lily said...

lovely! i didn't know who the hostess or the challenge was this week so i didn't participate. :(

♥ w o o l f ♥ said...

funny you should mention sad. the wings i drew evoke sadness in the viewers, for the little bod' pulling those wings. as i was drawing her, i saw she indeed looked burdened. i don't think i can draw happy faces anyway.
however. you do patrice's delicacy justice. and i like your associations.
i find your wings cheerful, there.

Ansku said...

I love the little paper wings. I had never thought they could be cut out of paper that way.

Hummingbirds remind me of my Grandma. She is 91 and doesn't speak English but knows a few words, hummingbird is one of them. :) Her sisters live in California and she has visited them several times. I remember when I was little she used to tell me stories about them, how small they are and how fast their wings move. Lovely :)

Patrice A. said...

you made me blush
and emotional
thank you dear Rachel!

your post is beautiful
Greta and her wings
the joy
the beautiful black and white
and I agree, wings have a sadness
longing for something

renilde said...

Dear rachel your colours shine trough this black and white post, very,very beautiful photo of Greta, i enjoyed your wings, x

Ariane Reichardt said...

Oh, dear Rachel,
I wanna a wallpaper of those wings! Wouldn't that be wonderful?
And you're emphatetic as always. I can see Patrice...

Love to you,

Hagar said...

beautiful wings and great paper work.
I agree with you -Patrice is a true inspiration...:-)

Color Land said...

Beautiful and emotional post!
Lovely black and white pictures, my favorite Greta's picture!

sarapirat said...

we all wish we had them at times i guess. and i guess we all have those dreams of flying.
and falling...

oh little greta on stage, it brings up so many memories and she is absolutely adorable! i love her bangs aswell!

and these pretty windows. with summer light and greens.

Milady Productions said...

hello rachel!
beautiful little paper wings preparing for flight.
i am still in last week's theme...balance (and trying to find it this week!)
glad to be back on my rounds - its always a pleasure to see what you're up to!

Peggy Ray said...

I love the paper wings too! Exquisite. And your drawings are always lovely. Another beautiful and whimsical shot of Greta in her wings.