The gray crowned crane inspiration

There are 2 gray crowned cranes living on the campus of my son’s high school. Each morning as I inch along with the traffic, I watch them as the go about their business. They seem to peacefully coexist with the noise and confusion that accompanies teenagers.

The Cranes

One morning my son took a picture of the cranes, he sent the image to me with this message – ” I can hardly wait to see your interpretation”. I guess he has noticed that I do not see thing the same way others do…

This is what I saw

The bird perched on top of the bamboo plant is a kingfisher. It added even more color to the piece – I love color

I typically use my illustrations on to make pillows,  but this time I wanted to spread my wings, I used it to customize a lamp shade.

The Lamp

Here is what it looks like as a pillow. Do you see what I see?





One Comment

  • liz stockton says:

    I see two cranes living in the middle of teenage Hell….and thriving….why can’t I?! Beautiful Althea!

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