Lately I've spent a lot of time watching the swallows in our trees and shrubs...they always seem so happy. And since I had already created the swallow stencils for another project, I thought this would be a great opportunity to utilize them again.
There seems to be a sense of freedom and connection in the families of these little birds that travel together. Flitting from branch to branch, tree to tree, tipping their heads jauntily from side to side as something catches their attention.
Swallows were often the first bird to land on ships returning home after long periods of being away at sea. So they symbolize being close or finding your way home. They also represent spring, blue sky and eternal happiness. I like that.