I did this painting about a week ago but it just seemed too empty. Here’s the “before”:
Every time I’d walk by it, it just seemed a bit too sparse. Hmmmm… a day ago I added a few sprigs of Queen Anne’s lace:
It helped somewhat, but something still seemed missing. Then when I came into the studio this morning my eye went to the turkey feather collection and I knew what to do….
I’ve always loved the wild turkeys that roam this area. I love to collect their feathers. And they’re so fun to watch. Sometimes I’ll have a conversation with one of the old Toms. We’ll gobble back and forth. One time we had quite a conversation going — me in the upstairs bedroom and Mr. Tom out in the woods. And it’s really fun if there’s a thunderstorm in the area. After every thunderclap you’ll hear a turkey calling back!