The painting was inspired by an evening drive a few weeks ago when I saw an open field, the silouette of a single tree covered in birds, and a beautiful red sky with streaks of gray.When I connected it to the feather prompt (cuz feathers make me think of birds:), I immediately thought of the contrast between what it seemed to be (a tree with a bunch of black birds) and what it MIGHT be (a tree with a bunch of WHITE birds). So often things are not what they seem, don't you find? And things are not always as black and white as they seem. (Finally found a use for the zebra tape! :) Sometimes those dark nights in life are golden opportunities, with rich, red sunsets. We might see darkness, but behind the darkness is sometimes something wonderful.
Anyway, that's the story behind my response to this month's challenge. I tried to keep it simple -- and I sure had fun! (Well, except when I got a dab of glue on my dried sky, and the paint came off when I wiped it, and I had to get all the paints out to try to fix it, and I was afraid I'd wrecked it . . .)
As I was working on the above project, I realized that I had never photgraphed the journal I made from an old encyclopedia: