This site is about my art, so I'd like to introduce you to my two muses. Kiwi and Petrie. Two Pacific parrotlets. Two little feathered dynamos who are gifted woodcarvers in their own right.
If they truly adore something I am working on, they will carefully (or not so carefully) separate little shavings to add them to their imaginary nest. (They have to build imaginary nests now, because their horrible, confounding mommy won't let them have a real one for awhile.) They had one nest that jumped from $0 to $300. Well, that's what I would have gotten for the piece if they hadn't decided they needed it more....
But I digress. They are my muses. Their antics, arguments, and surprisingly mellow and loving moments inspire me. They remind me to be thankful and grateful for the love and beauty in my life. They challenge me to be a better person, because after all, I have the care of two very tiny and fragile lives in my hands, and I best do right by them.
But mostly they remind me that they are fully formed, intelligent beings with a remarkable capacity for love. And that no matter what form a soul takes, it is divine and sacred, with purpose, meaning and gifts that are willingly and lovingly shared with those they deem worthy.
I am fortunate to have these two beloved brats in my life, and you can be certain that there is nothing I produce that hasn't been influenced by them in some way.
Yes, they are that special.