|Print of a textured acrylic painting of a bluebird by Bonnie LeCat on Etsy|
I love the Wizard of Oz song Somewhere Over The Rainbow, especially performed by Freddie Wadling & Fläskkvartetten - awesome verison, follow the link and listen if you have Spotify! "If happy little bluebirds fly / Beyond the rainbow / Why, oh why can't I?"
In many cultures bluebirds are associated with happiness:
"The mythology of the bluebird of happiness has deep roots that go back thousands of years. Indigenous cultures across the globe hold similar myths and beliefs about the bluebird. It is a widely accepted symbol of cheerfulness, happiness, prosperity, hearth and home, good health, new births, the renewal of springtime, etc. Virtually any positive sentiments may be attached to the bluebird." Wikipedia, Bluebird of HappinessI want to fill myself up with cheerfulness, happiness, prosperity and good health, and as a symbol of that I fill my blogpost with bluebirds and blue birds today :-)
|Top: Bird photo by Mariana/La Maison Verte and Spreeuw (Sturnus vulgaris), photo Serge Sanramat.|
Bottom: "Blue-grey Gnatchatcher", photo Rob McKenzie and "Little bluebird", Jodysphotography
|"Bird of Blue", illustration by Seth Fitts and "Little Blue Bird's Back", |
original watercolor painting by Dear Pumpernickel on Etsy
|"Bird on a wire", silk clutch bag from Red Ruby Rose on Etsy|
Make a flock of bluebirds to share good thoughts and cheer.
Download PDF from The Toymaker
|Lesson of simple bird drawing by Joy Sikorski|
found via Lost Button Studio
|-"Bluebird with hat", signed print by Sam Georgieff|
The little owl in my Daily dose of quirkiness is a bit upset with me. He reminds me that he is NOT a Bluebird of happiness. Ok, but you are a blue bird, so I think you belong in this post :-)
|"I Ain't No Bluebird of Happiness" Needle Felted Soft Sculpture by Bella McBride|
P.S. There's something wrong, my links are sometimes green as they should be, but sometimes black as the rest of the text. Sorry if this confuses you, I'm trying to figure out why. Does anyone else have this problem with blogger?