Sunday, October 11, 2009

Illustration Friday - Flying

“He who would learn to fly one day must first learn to stand and walk and run and climb and dance; one cannot fly into flying.”  Freidrich Nietsche  


This was the quote that came with this week's word in the illoannounce e-mail.  It inspired me to consider a literal look at the struggle of learning to fly.  We have lots of  bluebird, cardinal, and swallow babies at our house each summer and it is always exhilarating when they finally leave their nests.  

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  1. Hi Sally, this is a great quote isn't it and I love your illustration! Thanks for visiting me :o)

  2. I love your baby birds! So sweet! :-)

  3. They are so sweet. Birds make flying looks so easy but we forget what they go through to learn.

  4. I haven't thought about Neitzche in years. Lots to think about. Sweet picture.

  5. hihi... fluffballs! : )
    Very sweet!

  6. You've really captured that nervous moment before the first attempt at something new... I like the way the 2 other birdies are looking on. Thanks for checking out my submission, Sally.


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