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Goodbye Dandy 8 by Windthin Goodbye Dandy 8 by Windthin
This is Dandy. Soon to be was. She's dying, the first of our flock to leave us in a few years now. The oldest of our current group of budgies. Ever feisty, ever cantankerous, I was only able to get these pictures because of how ill she is. She's our upside-down hanging, pants-hiding, finger-biting, cockatiel-bullying Dandy, and we're going to miss her. I already do.
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The vision in this piece is well thought out. It's sad that your bird was dying adding a lot of impact to this media. To some effect it will pull together a universal thought that nature is a wonderful thing. This is entirely original knowing all life dies eventually. The colors add a bright effect to the situation even though the title emphasizes a passing on moment. The clothing worn indicates a soft, ethereal feeling of sadness. This piece shouts out to the viewers and shows that even the smallest things should be treasured.
The impact on this situation is influential and saddening. I'm sorry for your loss and I know this is just a stepping stone through life. Nice emotional piece.
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Luke-The-Spook Featured By Owner Aug 23, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
Such a lovely bird. My grandmother's old budgie, Charlie; passed away a few months ago. I know how much pain you can get from losing a loved one; even it's a bird.
Stratalancer Featured By Owner Jul 31, 2013
I bet she was like a little tank on legs. :) Bless, they've got such strong personalities that they stay with you for years to come.
Windthin Featured By Owner Jul 31, 2013  Professional General Artist
Oh yes, that was her, destructive, forceful... and she liked to hide in the sleeve of my robe.
Stratalancer Featured By Owner Aug 1, 2013
Sounds just like my cantankerous, old Monty: lightening-quick to peck an approaching finger, but the sweetest little crooner when he wants attention. I think they appreciate our care and attention as much as we love having them around.
Windthin Featured By Owner Aug 2, 2013  Professional General Artist
I think so too, though when Bruce, one of our remaining budgies, went up my sleeve like Dandy used to do, she promptly panicked and started painfully biting me.  ::chuckles::
Stratalancer Featured By Owner Aug 2, 2013
Sleeve exploration isn't for everyone. :XD:
ca12ro34lyn Featured By Owner Feb 5, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
hay can i use this photo in a v-day picture
BTW im really sorry for her being ill
Windthin Featured By Owner Feb 5, 2013  Professional General Artist
You may, yes. She sadly passed away the day I posted this pic, on my wife's birthday, but we are happy to have others see and know our Dandy.
ca12ro34lyn Featured By Owner Feb 6, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
thanks,:happybounce: sorry about ur bird dandy :(
just wondering did u call him dandy after the comic
p.s. R.I.P Dandy :(
Windthin Featured By Owner Feb 6, 2013  Professional General Artist
I forget now why we named her, except that she was very bright and wild.
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