Blue Heron – Watercolor ATC

“When we long for life without difficulties, remind us that oaks grow strong in contrary winds and diamonds are made under pressure.”
– Peter Marshall

Blue Heron – Watercolor ATC

This is part of the “what I like best about spring” swap, from 2008.  Being the odd person I am, I gave each bird a name and told the recipient what they liked best about spring.  I have copies of the original notes.  he he   This is hers… 🙂

“Hello!  I’m Bitsy, the Blue Heron.  The thing I like best about spring is the fresh new crops growing on the meadows.  It’s just breath-taking!  I’m pretty brightly adorned, so it takes something wonderful to compete with me!”

This little ATC was mailed to Lynette in Colorado Springs, CO.    There were 24 in the swap and they went all over the world.  It’ll be fun sharing them.

While I am studying for my  private pilot’s license final exam, there is no time for new paintings.  I hope you enjoy revisiting some of these older paintings.

About Peter Marshall

Peter Marshall, the witty, magnetic Scottish-American preacher who became chaplain of the US Senate just two years before his death, was the subject of the 1955 movie A Man Called Peter, based on his wife’s best-selling biography. He was born in Scotland in 1902 and, as a boy, wanted to go to sea; he served in the navy before becoming a minister. His compelling orations and his belief that religion should be fun drew large congregations to his church. He died in 1949.