Even though I don’t live anywhere near the sea, we do see seagulls here. They show up when the fields are freshly plowed to pick the worms and insects that are exposed. They’re true opportunists and a lot of people seem to have an ambivalent relationship with them. They like the freedom the gulls represent, but they still think they’re dirty scavengers. I don’t know why, but it may have its roots in how scavengers and opportunists were viewed in the past.

Seagulls have a lot to teach us

The Seagull has no problem speaking its mind and letting its voice be heard, so it can serve as a reminder for you to do the same. Do you speak your mind? Think about that for a while before you read the rest.

Another lesson the Seagull has for you is to make the most of what you have and not to waste your resources. Maybe you need to recycle your content more often?

Meet the spirit of the seagull

Seagulls go where there’s food, so they remind you to go where the best resources are. Don’t deny yourself opportunities because you feel comfortable and safe in your comfort zone, to step out of it and pursue the best conditions for your well-being, to look in unexpected places for opportunities.

I wanted to tell you a bit about the lessons of the seagull before showing you the painting. Here it is:

Strange Birds - 9 - Stylish Spotted Seagull

You can find the original for sale on my art site by clicking the image. It’s also available as prints and designs via redbubble.

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  1. Sibylle

    I love seagulls! When I lived by the ocean years ago, my budgies Tia and Mirias picked up the gulls’ cries and imitated them. They kept doing that for years after we’d moved away, it was very cute 🙂

    • Linda Ursin

      That’s so cute 🙂 What sounds do the birds pick up now?


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