When I was little, my mom used to tell me how there used to be lots of these joyfully cute little birds called Mountain Bluebirds where she lived in Northern Utah. But then other birds came and started driving them out of their homes, and she started seeing them less and less. I probably saw one my whole entire childhood.
Many years later…to last year. We went to visit my husband’s sister in Swan Valley, Idaho. They live out in the middle of nowhere, a beautiful area, and there was always some animal out and about for us to see. One morning I stepped outside to draw when to my amazement saw Mountain Bluebirds ALL OVER the place. They were so cute and such a vivid blue and so many!
On the same trip we also visited my family in Southern Idaho and I was shown around the house to see the new things that were done. Well…the new things was that the bathroom was redone (looked really nice!) with the help of my sister they themed it “cute little birds”. It had a “cute bird” shower curtain, had a “cute bird” clock hanging on one wall, even had hand towels and a soap dispenser “cute bird” themed. There was an empty spot on one wall though and no one had decided what to hang there…except me at that moment. So happens I needed a Christmas present idea for my parents and they needed a “cute bird” themed piece of art in the bathroom. And what better bird to be seen in a “cute bird” themed bathroom then the Mountain Bluebird.
My parents (especially my mom) loved the painting and after much debate (they wanted to hang it any place but in the bathroom) they finally hung it there. I think its because I told them thats where I expected it to be, but more likely they ran out of wall space everywhere else (they have a lot of art). I don’t mind it being there at all because most people will see it…when they have to use the bathroom.