Acrylic on 8 x10 inches watercolor paper.
This is the view from my second floor kitchen balcony, all I can see is the back side terrace of the next door restaurant. Nothing interesting to paint I suppose but an interesting daily activity caught my eye to get my paints out! I don't see any one come up there but I see a lot of pigeons, laughing doves, sparrows and occasionally sea gulls from the nearby beach and some parrots.They come to this insignificant terrace to drink the dripping water from the Air conditioners.But this one sparrow seems to be more adventurous than the rest, it clearly stands out! While the other birds choose to sit on the walls, this one sits alone on the telephone wire that is hanging between the two buildings and starts swinging lightly.I feel he is thoroughly enjoying what he is doing since this activity repeats ritualistically every day!
Many choose to think out of the box, take risks, follow their hearts with an adventurous mindset to make a difference or just to enjoy life with a different cup of tea.The adventure is best enjoyed when there is no fear of falling( failing), fear of being ridiculed. Swing like this bird I tell myself, I hate to admit, I tend to stick to the path of least resistance, not good enough I guess.. to stand out.. to make a mark..The swinging bird reminds me so!