A dancing bird for children’s story

Brolga by Ria Loader
Brolga Dancing by Ria Loader Copyright 2016

As long as I can remember, I have loved images of Brolgas. They are a crane-like bird that lives in marshes and on the plains. One of my favorite images is from Sidney Long called Spirit of the Plains. It has a woman with pipes, walking through long grass, followed by a dancing set of Brolgas.

When I find a good reproduction, I’ll share it with you. Meantime, I am enjoying playing with the intersection of pen and ink sketches and watercolor wash.