Sunday, 1 May 2011
Kites flying and flying kites...
Here's another little Kells inspired bird I painted while we were in Wales the other week, though I have it in mind to try stylising a Red Kite into one of these.
The first Red Kite I ever saw was on a little mountain road the first time we went to Wales several years ago. It swooped up on a thermal so close from behind a dry stone wall right beside us in the car... I've been in love with them ever since and always associate them with the rocky green wildness of Wales. This last time I was really pleased that we saw seven Red Kites on separate occassions along the coastal roads, all their lovely markings underlit by the sun and that splendid V-shaped tail. I have a love for birds of prey in general but the Kite really is magnificent!
And so, I know its a poor link... but it was my eldest daughter's Seventh Birthday today! How time flies, it really does!
We always seem to end up flying our kites after all the party guests have gone home on the first of May in the big field across the lane by our house, and today Elora flew hers all by herself for the first time - hooray for being seven!
Even little sister gave it a fair shot bless her, with a little help from Grandma!
Hope you manage to make the most of the May Day bank holiday tomorrow :)