Today is the last day that I have my mom with me in Hawaii. It's been great having her here while I recover from my surgery. The post for today will be short and sweet, quite the opposite of these White Rumped Shamas' tails!
The White Rumped Shama originates from Asia, and was introduced to Hawaii in the 1930's and 1940's. We don't have them on Big Island as far as I know, but they have made homes on Kauai and Oahu.
I don't know if you can tell from my paintings, but I am a big fan of snuggles. My husband calls it smothering, and my cat cries constantly when I force cuddlings on her, but I can't help it! I love to snuggle, so I enjoy painting cute little birds giving and getting eternal snuggs. The last few bird pairs that I painted featured the female snuggling up to the male and the male looking out to us. "Hopelessly Devoted", "All You Need Is Love" and "Two Hoots" are three examples. My husband made the same comment for each of these paintings. It went a little like, "She's saying 'oooh I like snuggles!' and he's saying 'too hot to snuggle!' ."
So, I had to change it up a bit and make the male shmoozing in with the female and the female looking at us as if to say, "yeah, I've got this guy wrapped around my little birdie toe."
Karen Obuhanych (kto ART) is a Hawaii-based artist who relishes in the simple, happy moments of everyday life.