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October 16, 2013

This morning I woke to the sound of fog horns out in the harbour and sun peeking into my bedroom from around the blinds. The little collage I made in San Francisco was still propped up on my bedside table and I meant to do something with it yesterday but the world’s peskiest migraine interrupted my day something rotten.

Cats wanted feeding and out and so I got up and made my tea.
Then I did my usual 30 minutes of checking on my favourite friends online while I drank my tea and found out that one of my friends is a little sad for a loss and sleepless nights. So I determined to make her a little blue bird of happiness today and send it out to her tomorrow with some nice tea, and while I was at it I took the collage into the studio too.

My friend is having trouble and feels the order in her life is a little messed up right now. As it turns out, this little bluebird doesn’t even like order, and, actually is much happier with chance and randomness, and that’s perfectly alright with me.

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And it seems that a little California black bird has found his way onto the little torn paper collage, and so has the hibiscus and the bougainvillea I found on my walks thru the city.

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So here they are on my autumnal mantle. I know, not much of an autumnal mantle as far as autumnal mantles full of ornate pumpkins, sparkly ghosts and chrysanthemums go, but then, you know, this is my mantle, and my friends who I care for, whether you are here in this city or on line anywhere in the world are in my heart, and San Francisco is a big part of my autumn so far, and that’s as real as it gets. 🙂

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  • Reply October 16, 2013 at 2:57 pm

    My goodness you are talented woman! Do you sell your musical sheets online? If not you should!

    • Reply Veronica October 16, 2013 at 3:35 pm

      I keep thinking about it Kathryn. I just tend to send them out to people who ask…lol. 🙂

      • Reply October 18, 2013 at 6:01 am

        SELL !!!!!!

        • Reply Veronica October 18, 2013 at 5:10 pm

          Lol, it literally took me so little time I’d feel badly asking for money for it. 🙂

  • Reply Amar Naik October 16, 2013 at 3:06 pm

    this are so beautiful. is this your hobby? would love to learn it 😀

    • Reply Veronica October 16, 2013 at 3:35 pm

      It sort of is Amar, I’m very happy to tell you how. 🙂

  • Reply Alana Mautone (@RamblinGarden) October 16, 2013 at 3:37 pm

    I love birds. I loved your blackbird with its splashes of color, and the entire collage with the flowers (another favorite of mine.) Thank you for sharing.

    • Reply Veronica October 16, 2013 at 5:34 pm

      Thank you so much Alana. I see you love flowers as much as I do. I’m looking forward to reading your blog. 🙂

  • Reply sorrygnat October 16, 2013 at 4:18 pm

    Your collages are fabulous!

    • Reply Veronica October 16, 2013 at 5:34 pm

      Aw sweetie, thank you so much Esther. 🙂

  • Reply dawnsrays October 17, 2013 at 5:18 am

    Super bold collage art, you were truly inspired and it shows!

    • Reply Veronica October 17, 2013 at 6:13 pm

      Thank you so much Dawn. Doesn’t it feel good to do some stuff like this? 🙂

  • Reply Christie October 17, 2013 at 9:59 am

    Welcome home! I know the kitties and Chloe were glad to see you! What a fabulous trip you had. Your collages are a wonderful, colorful expression of you.

    • Reply Veronica October 17, 2013 at 6:14 pm

      Thank you so much Christie. 🙂 C didn’t miss me too much because she was off at her boyfriend’s family cabin for the weekend, but we had a lovely time sharing stories and photos.

  • Reply dianecayton October 17, 2013 at 2:36 pm

    Oh how sweet that little bluebird is! We had many blue birds at our previous home…. hoping to see some here next spring if we are lucky. Great job on the artwork… all of it!!

    • Reply Veronica October 17, 2013 at 6:15 pm

      Thank you Diane. 🙂 We have mountain bluebirds at my cabin and further up the province. Beautiful little things. Do you build special bluebird boxes for them where you are? That’s what’s recommended here. The opening has to be too small for starlings because here the starlings are pushing the bluebird to the edge.

  • Reply Sara v October 22, 2013 at 9:52 am

    I LOVE Bluebirds–that was so clever and sweet–and what a wise blackbird to come roost on your collage–he/she looks perfect there! 🙂

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