Friday, June 20, 2014

Magically real!






What happens when everyday happenings are as fantastic as magic? 

Will it create surprise? Skepticism? Or, do we tend just to ignore it? 

I definitely do not. As you will understand when I tell you what happened one day when I was painting two birds on one of my canvases. 

 Believe it or not, two tiny birds – not hummingbirds, but only about as big as my index finger, flew into the balcony right outside my studio on the fifteenth floor and started playing, flying around from one hanging orchid pot to the other, and dancing on the terracotta chimer there.

 Enchanted by the whole performance, I just sat brush frozen in hand, watching them quietly, without disturbing them, until they investigated my orchids to their hearts content, and flew away.

 I felt they had come from some magical place just to visit me and felt so inexplicably happy!

And they flew in at the moment I was painting these birds on my canvas!

To me their visit was as magical as being assured that there are happy spirits watching over me!
It was as if they spoke to me!

Have you had any such experiences? I would love to know!











I guess, ultimately that is what I ended up communicating through this painting of mine,  imagination is real and real is imaginary too! The theme of interconnectedness.




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33 comments:

  1. Super project, love the birds. Whilst on Honeymoon in ST Lucia, a super little humming bird came up to some pretty flowers outside on our balcony, I must admit it was magical.

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  2. Wonderful project, and good that you have mixed reality and imagination. Valerie

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    1. "Everyhting you can imagine is real" Picasso. I do feel it's true! Thank you, Valerie!

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  3. WOW, you have a beautiful imagination and an even more beautiful painting. I adore it.

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  4. your painting is truly beautiful, love her blue face. That really is a coincidence, maybe they were trying to tell you something ....

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    1. Yes,Denthe...I think so too! Thank you for visiting me!

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  5. Lovely painting and story. I have a little bird bath in our garden, and the birds often ask me to refill it. You know, you get this feeling that that's what they want you to do.

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    1. Yes, I can understand that feeling, Laila! Glad you wrote and dropped by! :-)

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  6. First I am very impressed with this art work. I can feel the peace that seems to permeate the painting. The tiny birds were such a gift. In my tribe we learn at a very young age to watch nature and especially the animals. They always carry a message to us. Could they have been fledgling Finch? If so your world is gong to be full of activity, more than usual.
    Have a very happy weekend.
    Nicole/Beadwright

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    1. I am so happy for your comment, Nicole! I think they were sunbirds, although I am not sure. They sure did make me happy! :-)

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  7. That was truly a magical moment! Love the art work you do. This one exudes tranquility.

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    1. It really was, Faye! Thank you for visiting me!

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  8. Your art is magical - what a delight!

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    1. I'm so happy that you like my painting! Thank you!

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  9. I love the joy and connection with the birds in your beautiful painting. How special to have that visit by those hummingbirds. Did you know hummingbirds represent joy? I am fortunate to have a few hummingbirds visit the feeder and flowers every summer-e real treat to watch. I hope yours come by again.

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    1. Thank you or your comment Linda. I dont think the birds were humming birds...maybe they were sunbirds, I think. And I sure would like to see them again!

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  10. Such a serene and magical mood you have created in this painting. Wonderful

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  11. that was an amazing coincidence... I wonder if that is why the painting seems so peaceful and magical?

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    1. Tracey, I'm so happy you visited! Painting peaceful faces makes me happy. Glad you liked t!

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  12. A wonderful story to go along with your beautiful painting. It is very magical.

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    1. Thanks Cindy, yeah it was a wonderful, truly magical experience that will always be remembered when I see this work of mine!

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  13. I have been there...those are moments when words just fail you...Amazing experience...
    I can't see your pictures though for some 'inexplicable' reason!!! Will come back for it :)
    Deepa
    http://www.deepazworld.blogspot.in/

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    1. Thanks Deepa for dropping by...and I'm sorry you could not see my pics... they have a mind of their own I assume! ;-) Quite inexplicable indeed!

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  14. Your work of art touched my heart as did the story behind it! I just love how you used this week's colors!

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  15. This is really lovely :-)

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  16. I don't know how I managed to miss this one last week and am so glad I found it now.
    It is magical, a beautifully composed painting and I love how you have painted both the lady and the birds, especially the one on the wire.

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  17. This is gorgeous! I love it! Your art radiates here, truly special like those magical moments you describe!

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  18. love the synchronicity!!
    I have little flocks of fairy birds (bush tits) visit my yard, stay a few minutes, chattering away! ....then off to their next adventure! Love those visits!

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