Umbrella cockatoos. They’re loud. Bite hard. Temperamental. Destructive.
But oh, my heart. When they are sweet, they are sweet. They woo you with their soft clucks and beguiling eyes. They draw you in with emotional touches, burying their faces in your shoulder. Their feathers feel like fluffy silk, and they invite you to touch the tender skin beneath. They charm and seduce everyone they meet. They remind me of softness and fresh air, like this digital oil piece I painted several years ago.