|Watercolour print from Etsy here|
Birdcages. I cannot get enough of them. I love all the different shapes that can be found; hexagonal, dome, square, heart shaped. There is something symbolic for me about a beautifully shaped, delicate looking birdcage. Perhaps freedom? An empty cage means the bird has flown...all that's left is the air of memories, security and maybe a feather fallen in flight.
I have a small collection of birdcages in my house, but still not enough to satisfy my yearning! Recently, I added to it with some wall decals ($10 from kmart if you can believe it!) I love how they look when my room is lit up by just a lamp, I love how they look in the bright of day also. Looking at something often that you find truly beautiful can have such a positive impact on the mood.
I am going to put a permanent mark of beauty where I can see it everyday, forever. Where everyone else can see it everyday forever... With a birdcage tattoo! Looking at it will make me smile.
Is there a certain image or pattern that screams beauty to you? Something that instantly lifts your mood? I believe that you can never have too much of a beautiful thing. So, let loose and surround yourself with a smile inducing image, item or pattern.