Layout I created in the spirit of Maggie Taylor. It came so easily and it is so very me and persons who know me well will agree. Credits: Holliewood Studios Beasts of Burden, Mr Whiskers Steampunk, Hidden Vintage Studios Red Headed Stepchildren, Christina Renee Glass Negatives
See it here at Pinterest

Saturday, September 20, 2014

The Caged Bird's Kindred Spirit

I sat down with the sole purpose of using one of my new over-sized ATC backgrounds (created of course from garden photos) in a layout and arrived at this piece. There was no plan...I just started and I think the vote in Scotland this past week must have been sitting at the back burners of my mind. Now, I have no opinion on the subject, though I know I had been curious about its history. Moreover, I have long-standing strong opinions about confinement of wild animals, even with good intentions, even fish in aquariums. That started with a book I read in the '80's called King Solomon's Ring by Konrad Lorenz, and Austrian Scientist. He discusses many issues about animals and their likeness to humans, including "ways in which a pet's captivity can make it miserable and explains how to avoid each of theses causes of discontent." (Wiki)

Then, when I Googled caged birds I found the poem by Maya Angelou "I know why the caged bird sings"...she of course was speaking of people.

Credits: Xquizart Sunshine kisses; Holliewood Beast of Burden, Once upon a time add on,
 Sign of the Times; Cryztal Rain Food Journal; Redju Botanical Garden; Mr Whiskers Bird Cages

As always, thanx for stopping by and taking a peek!

peace, pam

1 comment:

carolann said...

Not sure why I have missed yours.
Your creativity is lovely!