The Giving Box: Hearts and Birds

Today I sat down with three young girls and gave them each an unpainted bird giving box and then watched the magic happen as painted birds emerged. It was amazing to watch them each unconsciously be drawn to using the same color patterns. Each design different yet similar and certainly connected.  These little treasures were originally inspired by symbols that have emerged in the past year in my watercolor paintings done with my non-dominant hand. Like a version of the classic May basket they were created with the intention to hang on the doors of friends filled with goodies and treats professing  gratitude and appreciation to those appreciated and cared for. 

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