Tuesday, December 15, 2009

Frida Kahlo and Hummingbirds Nest Painting






This is a painting I finished of Frida holding a hummingbird on a nest and it's up for sale on ebay. It could be yours. It's titled "Look Up" because you don't want to get all tangled up in your own troubles. Look up for help...look up for opportunities they are all around you. Look up for the beauty that sings a song of thankfulness.

I've had a bit of a go this past week and a half. My ear, head, sinus...earlier I lost most of the hearing in one ear just suddenly. It hurts from pressure and I was feeling a bit down til my son brought home from school something about Helen Keller. I have no excuse to mope. Thus you can see how the title of this painting came about.

Hummingbirds are the busiest little birds. They love sweet nectar from flowers and also tiny little insects like gnats. Those little tiny gnats that we detest during the summer because they buzz around your face and are bothersome because you tend to inhale them. I read that they find a feast in a spider's web. They eat the little bugs caught in it and then the spider and then they steal the spider web and use it as nesting material. Imagine a spider's web thread to hold your nest together? The shimmer from the sun and the moonlight....and then when the dew leaves it's pearls strung on it...it must be beautiful.

2 comments:

Julie-ann Bowden said...

Another beauty!

Run Lori Run said...

Good point about Helen Keller.
I was complaining the other day about something and I remembered my mother in law who, due to cancer, was not able to speak OR eat-- two things I can't live without! Its always good to find perspective, isn't it? :)