Canary on Vacation

Canary Painting by Niya Christine. Copyright 2013

#99/365 Paintings

After her last baby finished flying lessons and was catching worms on his own, she decided to leave her daily routines and go on vacation. How was she to keep her feathers colorful and her eyes bright if her life was only routine? She imagined the town had an assortment of colorful seeds that her competitors had no idea about. They were too busy in their own routines.

So this is our canary giving us a proud look, a slightly secret look only for us. The look says: Today, I’m walking, not flying like birds usually do.


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  • WM Rine April 9, 2013   Reply →

    I was thinking this canary looks like she might have just stepped off the plane in Paris and step into the pages of Ludwig Bemelman’s Madeline, where the feel of her here would be right at home. I think she’d be a hit. Madeline would not be afraid, of course, but she would be the beautiful star of the story. And just having helped her children get on in the world, she’s earned it.

    • niya christine April 10, 2013   Reply →

      Ha ha ha!!! Yes, she would fit right into Madeline’s world. Another friend of mine today said it would be a great children’s book. That’s what I love about this project…all the seeds. Thank you again for your robust imaginative comments.

  • Dale Favier April 9, 2013   Reply →

    How wonderful!

    • niya christine April 10, 2013   Reply →

      Thank you so much Dale!

  • Janine April 15, 2013   Reply →

    I love this one, too! Have you thought of doing a month themed in eyes? …Mirrors to the soul? … I ask because you are a master at creating expressive eyes.

    • niya christine April 16, 2013   Reply →

      Janine, what a HUGE compliment. I didn’t know their expressions where coming across. And it’s a mystery to me how it happens. So, thank you.

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