9 Dec 2010

Mrs. Wilson's Brood

Just sharing a new original watercolor that I've listed in my shop- based on the tragedy of Mrs. Wilson.

Mrs. Wilson, you see, was our finch (or rather my sister's) who had such a compulsive need to lay eggs, yet none of them ever hatched.

However, she didn't seem to notice. She would simply carry on and building her nest.
 She and Mr. Wilson** would sit on their eggs, day and night, in hope that one might hatch. However, if an egg proved to be taking too long for their liking, it was tossed out of the nest and into the food dish.

**may Mr. Wilson rest in peace-we will discuss his suicide at a later date. It's much too soon to talk about it.
Mrs. Wilson is now happily settled in at a retirement home though, where she may meet another Mr. Wilson.

A side note: If any of you ever does have a finch who is a maniac egg layer, do not remove the eggs from the cage and leave them in a dish on the dining room table for observation. They so closely resemble cadbury mini-eggs and can be easily mistaken by an innocent (and later very disgusted) passer-by. Please don't risk it. I speak from experience.


  1. Oh my!

    I love the way you write, you have managed to pull on my heart strings AND given me a chuckle [I have a couple of chocolate 'mice' in my home who would find themselves with a nasty taste-bud surprise].

    Enjoy your day, whatever it may bring,

    Felicity x

  2. Thanks Felicity!
    Thankfully, before "chewing" I glanced again at the little eggs in my hand and saw tiny numbers written on the shells and then knew immediately what terrible fate was before me and promptly spit them back out!
    My sister had been dating them in the order of which she found them. I'm not exactly sure why-they weren't being incubated. But they WERE in pretty dish on the table!

  3. Love your writing style! What sweet painting too!