April 2017. Notes: I’ve been teaching in an outdoor education program with Friends of the Fells and last week, the children and I were looking through a book about birds. There was a sentence about how some birds, when they soar, spread their feathers like fingers. This metaphor inspired two of the children to run around in circles, their arms out wide, practicing spreading their fingers as they soared, and inspired me to make this painting today!

This painting is based on the Northern Goshawk, a raptor which can be found in Massachusetts.