The Humming Birds in my Heart are going WILD!
A few months ago I posted this picture on my Instagram feed
It was glue that Bean found in the sand pit. She suggested it looked like a dragon, bug thought it was a sea horse + when I shared it on instagram, some one suggested a humming bird.
And I remembered a time when Bean was just a baby + we were immigrating back to Australia we took six weeks to travel around the USA.
We had stopped in this little town in New Mexico, it was hot + we were tired after a long day driving + it was the very first time I tried a chimichanga (omg! I LOVED it – even though Mac thought I was totally crazy!)
Any way we were stuffed + tired and just wanted to crawl into our motel beds, when we walked past this shrub near reception + there were hundreds of these baby humming birds.
Flitting. Zipping. Humming.
Just like my heart when I am nervous or anxious about something.
I watch them for at least ten minutes, before racing to the motel room for my camera.
I spent an hour trying to capture the movement + cuteness on film. But in the end of the what felt like a thousand photos, only two or three were any good and in focus.
So when I remembered this time in New Mexico, filled with wonder of these gorgeous whimsical creatures, inspired by travelling around + exploring new places, and excited and nervous about moving back to Australia after eight years away, I knew I had to paint my own humming bird.
Do you ever feel like your heart is about to burst and humming birds break free?
Yeah me too. And you know – I kinda like the feeling!
Have an awesome weekend.