She Listened with the Flowers to the Song of the Blue Bird

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Last Monday I shared a painting in it’s early stages in this post “Get Out Of Your Head and Into Your Body”  Lots of scribbles and marks and bright oranges and turquoises and yellows.  The story was unfinished .  Over the course of this week the painting finished itself with the help of some active listening on my part. I will be super busy tomorrow so I thought I would share a day early…..

More scribbles, some collage, clear gesso, more paint, pastels and pen mark, pipe insulation(thanks Mary Beth Shaw for that sweet tip)….

She listened with the flowers to the song of the blue bird….

She listened through the flowers Blue bird


Thanks to all of you who have subscribed to my Keeping It Simple Newsletter (link on my sidebar).  Hope you enjoyed the latest issue which arrived on Saturday. Please feel free to email me what you make, I would love to share it here.


Linking this up to Mandarin Orange Monday….because you know I love orange.


  1. Corrine….I am in LOVE with this. I just made up my own story with it instantly….. <3

  2. So great. Listening now…

  3. I live this! My absolute favorite!!! I adore blue birds and actually collect those little glass ones from years ago.
    Have a great weekend!

  4. Inspiring reactivities in Orange. 🙂

    I really like it!

  5. Love what her face is saying, whatever it is.

  6. I love this … She’s really got her aloha on 🙂

  7. I`m listening too, Corrine,-and so enjoying your painting with the amazing blue bird, and the scribbles!!
    Thnak you also for the news letter— I have been so very bussy , and did not have had time to actually read it, but I will be back!!
    Happy sunday !!

  8. This is beautiful Corrine, one of my fave colour combos too. I adore the bird and collage elements, works so well with your fab focal point, superb work sweetie.
    Huge hugs x

  9. Your sweet painting make me smile 🙂 the flower in her ear is hillarious 😀 love all the yummy layers xox ♥ Conny

  10. I really, REALLY like this, Corrine. I am so glad that I could “blow it up” and then use my magnifying glass and see the little details that I otherwise would have missed. Brilliant color palette! And, I loved finding the word SPARKLING in one of the bits of text you used. Now, THAT made me smile! Hugs! K

  11. jill eudaly says:

    it made me smile. love the colors, bright but with harmony.

  12. Just when I think you can’t possibly top your last creation…poof! You come up with something that blows my socks off. This is amazing, Corrine. You are on fire!

  13. I conjured up all kinds of fun thoughts while I admired the flowers in her hair and her butterfly ear. Such a fun, fun painting.

  14. I love that bird!

  15. I love both works – the colours are really radiant – they glow and they sparkle:) and , like Conny said, they make me smile. She looks spellbound by the sounds of the bird.
    Thank you for sharing your work on Mandarin Orange Monday:)

  16. oh how wonderful are these!!!! love the colours and the details!!

  17. I love the whimsy and color of your images…so creative

  18. I like your colors, and the details of the little side drawings and old photo for some depth. The shading around the bird makes it stand out. It reminds me of one of my favorite painters, Klee.

  19. Gorgeous work!So magical!Hugs from Brazil!

  20. Only 41 treatments to go….and our hopes are high as the meteor showers in the night sky. Fatigue…and trying not to back slide…we just keep putting one foot in front of another! I love this painting…the stories one can read here in bright glorious colors. Love this direction in optimism, I wish you Peace, Mary Helen Fernandez Stewart

  21. I love the bird! The whole piece is very expressive. I haven’t had a chance to check out bloglovin yet, but it is on my list…

  22. Beautifully! She looks even more fragile, but the colors are full of power!

  23. She’s awesome. And I love the size of the bluebird next to her… looks like a true friend!

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