Hello! My name is Mica Angela Hendricks. I am an illustrator and graphic artist. I started this blog as a sort of place to share all the random projects I get myself into. I don’t think I’ve spoken the word “bored” in YEARS. I keep myself quite busy.
So why a mockingbird, you might ask? Well, because according to Tom Robbins,
“Mockingbirds are the true artists of the bird kingdom. Which is to say, although they’re born with a song of their own, an innate riff that happens to be one of the most versatile of all ornithological expressions, mocking birds aren’t content to merely play the hand that is dealt them. Like all artists, they are out to rearrange reality. Innovative, willful, daring, not bound by the rules to which others may blindly adhere, the mockingbird collects snatches of birdsong from this tree and that field, appropriates them, places them in new and unexpected contexts, recreates the world from the world. For example, a mockingbird in South Carolina was heard to blend the songs of thirty-two different kinds of birds into a ten-minute performance, a virtuoso display that serve no practical purpose, falling, therefore, into the realm of pure art.”
So basically, this is a collection of a variety of interests. I like lots of things. I enjoy making and doing things with and for my 4-year old daughter. And I wanted to share ideas and to inspire creativity. And, as my daughter once said, “I like to make to make things I think is beautiful.”