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"I Put The I CAN In Pelican" © Bonnie Feaster Chapa

New Bonnie Chapa Art: “I Put The I CAN in Pelican”

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“I Put The I CAN in Pelican” © Bonnie Feaster Chapa
Created from an original photo Bonnie Feaster Chapa took Port Aransas,Texas, June 2014.

One morning I was up wide awake at 5AM. Startled actually. I just woke up from a dream about a pelican. Sitting on the edge of my bed, I realized I had a picture of a pelican I have been meaning to go back to and work on.
In my dream this bird was telling me to get up, get busy. I looked up what dreaming about pelicans means. Jung says that the pelican could illustrate the process of realization in which new insights emerge, die, go back into the unconscious and return again.
Coincidence? I don’t know but that bird had been in the back of my mind for a while ….. goals I had been thinking about for 2015…..things I had not finished….and that very day, the bird took flight and became this.
As I was working on my pelican, I wondered, does my pelican look for direction or does my pelican look out knowing exactly where it’s going to go?
I have decided: that is a determined bird. He puts the I CAN in Pelican.
Hand signed by Bonnie Feaster Chapa.  Art Available At Bonnie Chapa’s Etsy Store Ridin On The Right Side

"I Put The I CAN In Pelican" © Bonnie Feaster Chapa

“I Put The I CAN In Pelican” © Bonnie Feaster Chapa

Here To Stay © Bonnie Feaster Chapa

New Bonnie Chapa Art: “Here To Stay”

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Created from an original photo taken by Bonnie Feaster Chapa May 2014, in Troy, Texas.

There is something about this bird.

Rising above the thorny harsh mesquite out in that Texas pasture.

He was there by himself and he flew from spot to spot but always watched us out there on those 4 wheelers and I, there with my camera.

There is so much more to this story….creative clog sucks.  Nothing was coming out the way I wanted it.  I would try and try and get discouraged knowing eventually it would come, but this bird…..he knows.  I poured it all in there and he came flying out saying, “Tough, thorny, sharp, loud, out there, different, alone…whatever it is….you can’t knock me off my branch.  I’m here to stay.”

Special thanks to my long time friend Tonya Sacket for allowing my boys and I to come out and play.  We were chasing sunsets and bluebonnets before they were gone.  We had so much fun that day.

If it’s just killing ya to know what kind of bird this is, you can read all about it by clicking the link below 🙂

http://www.allaboutbirds.org/guide/dickcissel/id

Hand signed by Bonnie Feaster Chapa.  Art Available At Bonnie Chapa’s Etsy Store Ridin On The Right Side

Here To Stay © Bonnie Feaster Chapa