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Moon & swallow - get well card - hope and strength - Birds - Wildlife

Moon & swallow - get well card - hope and strength - Birds - Wildlife
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Beautiful feathered firework displays dancing in moonlit skies. I have named this piece "Fly high, feathered rocket" as the geographical areas of the moon shown behind the swallow suggest this little swallow has managed to overcome even earth's gravity and is flying through space!

I think it would send a little message of hope, determination and strength for anyone going through a difficult time through illness or suffering emotionally or with mental health difficulties.

It is also available as an A4 print:

And as credit card-sized mini print/keepsake on card made from recycled cotton:

This painting was inspired by evenings watching what I thought were swallows in front of a backdrop of a beautiful moon during a mindfulness retreat. They turned out to be housemartins but the picture still takes me back to the special moments watching those birds in a special place. It is also inspired by summer on the Isle of Islay where I was often surrounded by swallows and beautiful moonlight.

I wanted to get across the feeling of freedom, joy and beauty I found in those moments.


My digital paintings seem to almost create themselves from a combination of my mindfulness meditation practice, my self compassion practice, doodling, and reading texts on philosophy, neurobiology, psychology and poetry.

I have no formal training in drawing, painting or illustration and have only started drawing recently, mainly as a way to process the new experiences and information my mental health recovery path has brought my way.

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