Originally uploaded by MaeFlower.
I'm keeping my entry this week as is. I've seen very similar entries so far, but I really like my little canary, and so he stays.
I got to thinking while I was painting this. (surprise!) The bird in the cage could be envying the birds in the skies for their freedom; or he could be envying the fact that they have the courage to be free. I think a little part of most of us hides away behind the "I should/shouldn'ts" of our daily lives. How much more different would our lives be if we quit envying others for what they have or do, and instead took those difficult steps to obtain what we really want? hmmm...
So here's to trying to be brave, and to trying to accomplish what one really wants. Here's to all of you who are struggling to balance the dream of illustrating professionally with the reality of your daily lives.