Wind beneath my wings

Day 246: Crying up to joy

Today’s piece is a little woolen cloud with bird (on thread) composed of two pieces of paper. One side says “cry up (to)”, which is from a Spanish/English dictionary from the “sayings” section, and the other is a bit from a hymn book that has “ing joy!” in it. As the bird hangs on a thread, it can twirl in the breeze. Thinking of it spinning around, I combined the words and decided to call it “crying up to joy”. I think it’s interesting how we use the term “cry” to refer to sadness or happiness. 

If I ever learn how to do encaustic stuff, I’d like to do something similar with a little wax bird along the lines of the Icarus myth. For some reason, lots of my art thoughts are steering themselves towards folklore and mythology lately. Happy weekend, everyone!

The other side of the bird


3 thoughts on “Wind beneath my wings

  1. Very Nice! I really think the idea of doing these little guys in encaustic is a neat one! I’d like to learn how to do that too. Anyways, I just wanted to let you know I really like the birds you’ve been doing lately! Have a great weekend!


    • Thanks lady! Encaustic is on my list of stuff to learn, somewhere in between creating recycled paper, screenprinting, paper marbling and photo classes. I appreciate your comments and hope you had a great holiday! 🙂


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