A year ago Michelle and I started Two Twitch a Tale in order to create a virtual studio I which we could continue our collaboration as artists from different sides of the country. It’s worked well; we’ve had fun, continued to produce art and informed the on-going exploration of our own interior landscapes. On the other hand we’ve bumped up against some boundaries we didn’t know we had. Both of us have struggled with a tendency, as we do the art work, to take the stories literally. We are having trouble using the story elements as springboards to a more abstract expression of ideas.To that end we’ve decided to loosen up a bit and try different ways to shake loose of our self-imposed restrictions. Sometimes one has to trick the mind into stepping outside the box. We thought that by providing a wider, looser more generic category we might be able to work with the tales on our own terms rather than theirs! This month our theme will be birds. Michelle and I will each pick our own ways of exploring the subject, including our beloved tales.