My nickname has been "the bird" since I was a little girl. A name I was given by my dad when I was roughly three years of age and trying to fly with determination and utter disregard for life and limb. The name stuck. I have been changing the idea of "flying" away and toying with the idea of "staying"and opening to the uncertainties of life. Several years ago I did a series of self portraits embracing various expressions of the psyche. Recently, I have found myself drawing again. In fact I began this drawing, 11x14 graphite, two nights ago and although it is far from complete I am sharing it. While working on it I found myself becoming ridiculously giddy. Then the thought hit me right between the eyes ..."THE BIRD". My nickname. And I have been laughing ever since.