Sometimes, a still life is just one little thing, but that thing has all the elements of light, shadow, value and reflection. I placed this tiny porcelain bird on my window sill, and take such pleasure in it every morning when the sunlight hits it. The reflections of color in the window bring it to life, the blue shadows cool it down and ground it. This vignette speaks to me on so many levels, and I will HAVE to do a painting....It calls to me. It speaks for me. It is what art is all about!