Caged-bird

anonymous asked:

Garage aviary anon. I was mostly just looking into them as pets. I love how smart they are, and they just seem like such wonderful pets.

Pigeons are amazing pets. ^v^

Housing gets a lot more simple if you aren’t looking to breed.

You can just have a nest box available for each pigeon and they can free fly the garage. 

If you don’t want eggs to hatch, the nest’s only criteria are that the pigeon fits comfortably. You can use a dog bowl, bunny litter pan, shoe box, wicker basket, even an open cat carrier stuffed with hay, pine straw, paper easter basket filling, anything light and thin that the pidge can arrange as it likes.

If you need to pen them up for any reason, wire dog crates are your friend! They are WAY cheaper than bird cages big enough to comfortably house a pigeon and they are super easy to modify.

on the birdcage scene, i actually think it ties perfectly to maya angelou’s poem caged bird:

A free bird leaps
on the back of the wind  
and floats downstream  
till the current ends
and dips his wing
in the orange sun rays
and dares to claim the sky. 

taylor used to be free and able to write her music without people over-analyzing everything she does and scrutinizing her life

But a bird that stalks
down his narrow cage
can seldom see through
his bars of rage
his wings are clipped and  
his feet are tied
so he opens his throat to sing. 

but now taylor has been trapped in a cage with her hands tied and her wings clipped and all she can do now is sing

The caged bird sings  
with a fearful trill  
of things unknown  
but longed for still  
and his tune is heard  
on the distant hill  
for the caged bird  
sings of freedom. 

she sings of being free from that cage and being able to just live her life and write her music

The free bird thinks of another breeze
and the trade winds soft through the sighing trees
and the fat worms waiting on a dawn bright lawn
and he names the sky his own 

taylor probably used to view fame a little differently than she does now and she never imagined all of the shit she’s had to go through

But a caged bird stands on the grave of dreams  
his shadow shouts on a nightmare scream  
his wings are clipped and his feet are tied  
so he opens his throat to sing. 

but now taylor knows the truth of it all and so she sings to warn everyone of what they’re flying into

The caged bird sings  
with a fearful trill  
of things unknown  
but longed for still  
and his tune is heard  
on the distant hill  
for the caged bird  
sings of freedom.

taylor wants to go back to before she was trapped in the cage and she’s trying to warn everybody not to fall into the same trap she did

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The boundless sky mocks me
Come out and play
In this vast beauty
Don’t you want to spread your waxen wings?
And test the limits of high you can fly
Until you soar too close to the sun
And plummet back down
Into the shelter of your cages
Tending the wounds
And dreaming
Of the next escape

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Everything in life is a risk. Between the fear of being hurt again, and the exhilaration of living life to the fullest; the highs and the lows, is worth it? I want to walk down the path of least regret.

I painted this one in a slightly different style, with a more painterly look with more Photoshop brushes instead of the usual paint tool SAI. I’ll be posting a video recording of it soon!

In other news, I’ll be at Anime Destiny this Sunday 2/21/2016 at the UC Berkeley Campus. It’s a tiny 1 day con hosted by my university’s anime club, and I always loved going there for nostalgia. It’s great to see all my college friends there and to make new friends as well. I’ll be in the artist alley as usual and I hope to see you there! More info about the con calanimedestiny.com/

Aries moon: I am the misunderstood child; I need warmth, like a fire saving me from the cold, a hand to hold, because I can be gentle too


Taurus moon: I am the lost sheep; give me stability like the solid ground underneath my feet, let good things come to me and I won’t feel any greed


Gemini moon: I am the wingless fairy; give me worlds I can discover, so my mind can learn and not only get distracted, give me a voice because I need to speak about my feelings


Cancer moon: I am the long lost mother; let me care for you, because my love is endless, be my boat so I can rest and don’t need to swim in the stormy sea from while to while


Leo moon: I am the supernova; light me up and help me let you shine when I take all the sunlight, show me that the stars and the moon are beautiful as well


Virgo moon: I am the anxious maiden; speak gently and tell me I do things right, allow me to rest and give me trust and be reliable or I will die with bleeding hands and feet


Libra moon: I am the soulles lover; give me a warm hand, someone I can feel whole with, make me stand up on my own so we can find our way back home


Scorpio moon: I am the devils right hand; teach me to embrace love like a fool, kiss me goodnight and you will be allowed to get under my skin


Sagittarius moon: I am the caged bird; let me out, help me to fly and I will come back twice a year - I will not forget you, there is a never ending fire in me


Capricorn moon: I am the lone wolf; be the cave in the whitest winters I can rest in, show me that gentleness and warmth are my best friends


Aquarius moon: I am the wondering wanderer: be the structure I missed in my early years, I want to understand you - be my own eyes and ears


Pisces moon: I am Loreley; let my words wander through your heart and soul, don’t make my sacrifices worthless, be the waves that take me to unarmed dreams