Have you heard the flutter of their wings? Caught a glimpse as they dash about?
Have you felt that sense of something special?
For the First Nation people the hummingbird symbolizes beauty, intelligence and love. He is a messenger of joy. I certainly feel that way. It is a special treat to glimpse that little bird darting in our garden, hovering over a flower then zooming off. They are our tiniest birds here on the coast but they have important presences in our world.
For my picture “Afternoon Tea” I have imagined this little hummingbird coming into the garden on a hot sunny day and finding these lovely fuchsias waiting for him. It will be his afternoon tea! Hummingbirds are a symbol of good luck in art, so to you I give my good wishes as well.
Wendy Mould, AFCA is a wildlife artist working in watercolour and graphite to bring her subjects to life. Her work can be found in collections both local and internationally. She will be one of the artists at the Arts at Darts Event, June 20, 2015.