Today´s prompt for the May 2018 Art Challenge: Smile Makers! is “Birds” which fits my latest bird painting frenzy just perfectly. 😉
So today I painted this pair of Eurasian cranes just about to take off. I always find it quite amusing to watch particularly those birds that need to take a long run-up because they look rather funny doing it and aren’t at all as elegant as when they finally are flying.
The wild flapping of wings, the splashing of water – all these sounds that accompany their take off remind me of a bit of the warm up phase of an orchestra.
Sometimes in my dreams I can actually fly. Most of the times in those dreams the take off is always a huge effort and involves a lot of flapping with my arms (yep, no wings in my dreams which come to think of it is kind of weird), as does the whole flight.
But every so often my flying is more like swimming and much more effortless and elegant in that case.
I have to admit I quite like being able to fly in my dreams. Do you fly in your dreams? And if so, how does it look or feel to you?