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Maree Clarkson

Tarlton, South Africa

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W&N watercolour on Bockingford 300gsm – using a candle for the hilights
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Seagulls (in the family Laridae) and an Arctic Tern (Sterna paradisaea) waiting their turn for a morsel of bread. One of my favourite past-times, watching seagulls… These gulls were hanging out at a restaurant in St. Lucia (KwaZulu Natal, South Africa) and I was almost thrown out because I was feeding them!
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Because I fly
I laugh more than other men
I look up an see more than they,
I know how the clouds feel,
What it’s like to have the blue in my lap,
to look down on birds,
to feel freedom in a thing called the stick…
who but I can slice between God’s billowed legs,
and feel then laugh and crash with His step
Who else has seen the unclimbed peaks?
The rainbow’s secret?
The real reason birds sing?
Because I Fly,
I envy no man on earth.
— Grover C. Norwood


22nd August 2011 – FEATURED in “Cee’s Fun Artsy Friends”
16th March 2012 – Placed in the challenge Birds in flight/Voëls wat vlieg in "Afrikaans is my Mother tongue/Afrikaansl’
19th March 2012 – FEATURED in “Creative Cards & Calendars”
20th January 2013 – FEATURED in “Amazing Wildlife”
22nd January 2013 – FEATURED in “Serenity”
16th December 2014 – FEATURED in

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