Thursday, January 21, 2010

Bird Boy


I've always been able to fly in my dreams.  It's come in handy whenever I needed to get somewhere fast, or (usually) to get away from bad people who wanted to harm me or worse.  Sometimes when I couldn't get up enough momentum, they'd hang on my feet, trying to pull me back down to the ground.  In such cases, I'd usually wake up, then, or the dream would simply fade to black.  As a child, I used to fantasize about being able to have this flying skill I had in my dreams.  There were so many times it would have come in handy.  :)  I've been doodling some Bird Boys, and Bird Girls lately; they have the skill, so they're able to walk around free of the silly fears which plagued my young school days.

19 comments:

Sandy said...

he is quite charming!!!

sMacThoughts said...

thanks, Sandy!

ninon said...

...and I am glad that so I could find you! your photography is stunning! and this Bird Boy, and the little story behind him... I like it here :)

Beth Crocker said...

HA! He is oerfect for dreams...kind of surreal but w/ charisma!

Janice La Verne said...

eyes... the eyes are wonderful. what is he painted on?

i'm a fan of your work...

sMacThoughts said...

ninon .... wow, I so thank you!
Beth ..... I love that: Surreal but with charisma! I think Bird Boy likes that, too!
Janice .... he is drawn in graphite. I scanned him into the computer and I paint digitally. Maybe I should show my steps sometime....

jim bradshaw said...

Nice textures, colors and line work.

I would always be flying great in my dream until I got over a bull pen or evil dogs with huge teeth appeared on the scene and then would flap to no avail as I slowly sunk into peril. Gotta love childhood dreams.

sMacThoughts said...

Hmm, that never happened to me, Jim... Once I was up, that was it; I was good. Sorry to hear your version! and this is only your childhood dream? I still fly in mine!

Lala's Pequenos said...

I can only fly in my dreams if I can manage to look at my hands while dreaming. Weird. Love Mr. Bird:)
-Alessandra

sMacThoughts said...

How fascinating, Alessandra! I'd love to hear everyone's dream flying experience now!!

Piggy said...

Love Bird Boy! I fly in my dreams too! But I am not very good. Tend to lose balance and fall :)

God Bless
Alice

Dean Grey said...

sMacThoughts!

I LOVE the color green so I'm really digging this bird boy!

What a strange yet charming fella!

Love the printed backdrop too!

-Dean

sMacThoughts said...

Oh Piggy, at least you try! In time, perhaps you will master the dream flying!

Dean ... I so thank you!

Magaly Ohika said...

I love your images. Haunting dark and beautiful yet very calm to me. I love them!!!

Your bird boy is lovely!!

sMacThoughts said...

Oh thank you, thank you, Magaly!

Vintage by Crystal said...

I LOVE this guy! His face is darling and his scales are perfect. :)

sMacThoughts said...

Yay, thanks, Crystal!

Marie said...

I think your flying in the dreams is called "astral projection", I used to fall in my dreams, back into my body. It always woke me up.
Love your pictures! :)

sMacThoughts said...

Hmmm... astral projection.....I will have to use the correct term then!