A friend traveled to India and brought back a photo of a man with birds flying around him as he threw food from a plastic bag. I changed the city scene to a beach setting and surrounded the man with more birds, sky and water. One of the reasons I love to use birds in my work is to show how they take care of basic needs and simultaneously nurture beauty. The piece uses raw edge applique and free motion machine stitching to paint with thread. Based on a photo by Vicki Seglin with permission.