What an interesting week its been – these 3 magpies literally arrived and took over my planned artwork. The Journal 52 prompt was Monochrome and/or Psychedelic, the Colour Me Positive prompt was Dream Big. I had planned to do a magpie dreaming of a colourful rainbow bee eater (we have 4 flashing their amazing colours over the vacant block next door daily just now). When I revealed my silvery background there the bird was peering up at me and I felt compelled to play along. The black and white bird on the left is an old solar print of mine and the one on the right is the model for a previous artwork. I began to wonder why they had appeared so I researched some magpie spirit characteristics, learned that these things don’t happen for no reason (it was spookily true), wrote a couple of poems and now I’m done. The photo really doesn’t do this page justice – it is full of textures, glitter and silver has a lot going on which seems to be standard in my recent art. Below are some detail pics (click on them to see as a slide show) and the other poem.