Another hummingbird in an "oldie" I have shown before.
It is Barbara's mandala I painted a few years ago.
I used leaves from Frida Kahlo's paintings and mexican sunflowers.
At first I wanted to paint the swallow Frida wore around her neck but it didn't feel good so instead I chose the hummingbird. After painting I looked up the symbolic meaning of the bird and it was so much better for Barbara than the dead swallow.
I love swallows but I rather see them flying high up in the air!
I could have painted swallows which were alive, but I always follow my intuition, which tells me different than the obvious path. It is right most of the times!
Happy Blooming Tuesday!