Blackbird awakens the mind with awareness as changes of perceptions are unfolding. He stirs psychic abilities and brings to consciousness latent healing gifts and creativity. Blackbird shows how to move with determination, focus and tenacity and how to use your power to its fullest potential. At this time there is a magic of the unseen worlds coming forth that is paired with the balance of grounding within the earth as you walk your path. Redwing Blackbird will guide in a new awakening that will give life and using vitality and power toward your endeavors. Pay attention to the song, so you may sing your own. Redwing Blackbird teaches listening to your intuition that will aid in understanding Mother Nature and the connection to all things. He demonstrates strength to move forward mentally and spiritually. Are you listening carefully to the world around you? It is time to apply your internal fortitude? Pay attention and listen carefully. (From http://www.starstuffs.com/animal_totems/dictionary_of_birds.html)
Redwing blackbirds remind me of summers at my grandparents house. They lived outside of town in sort of a flat, meadowy area and I’d always hear them singing in the field behind the yard while I was playing in the pool. So to this day the trill of the redwing blackbird brings back a peculiar sense of place for me. The background of this piece needs a lot of development yet, and I”m struggling a little with the contrast of the birds on the figure, but as individual drawings I was very happy with them.