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tatanka

In Art Watercolor Gallery, Wild Things on September 22, 2017 at 2:55 pm

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Among Native American tribes, especially the Plains Indians, the bison is considered a sacred animal and regarded with reverence. Native Americans consider that all given to them by Nature was to be treated with great respect and the bison was used down to every last part to ensure survival of the tribes. How devastating the disappearance of the bison by the hand of the white man. That act itself alone could have destroyed the tribal nations on the plains because they depended upon the bison for their well being. How insulting to their beliefs. How could the senseless killing of almost all of these sacred animals be understood by the Native Americans…….or by we who look back at the senseless devastation.

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pathfinder

In Art Watercolor Gallery, Wolves on September 15, 2017 at 11:16 am

watercolour 9/2017

Wolf Spirit guide is a shape-shifter. He adapts to the energies of the forest and is a pathfinder by nature led by his intuition. When you are feeling lost and do not know where to go….he guides you. He will be your protector as you make your journey. And, very importantly, you must be willing to face your own deepest fears in order to evolve.

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dire wolf

In Art Watercolor Gallery, Wolves on August 14, 2017 at 3:41 pm

watercolor 8/2017

The Dire Wolf is extinct, but really did exist on the Earth so many years ago.They were big enough to ride if you kept them well fed. A divine animal to whom the Gray Wolf is related. I am always mesmerized by wild animals who have peaceful relationships with humans. I haven’t heard of anyone who doesn’t like ‘Game of Thrones’…..and the Dire Wolves play their part in this fabulous production. Just please be sure that the wolves are well fed.

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ripe corn moon

In Art Watercolor Gallery, Wild Things on July 8, 2017 at 3:01 pm

watercolor 7/2017

Raccoon is a lot of different things to a lot of people. Probably one thing that all would agree is that they ‘get into things.’ They are so curious and resourceful. Years ago I lived in a huge old house in the middle of downtown Mountain View California built in 1906. It was on a big piece of property with a full size barn in back of the house. Located on the large back porch was an enclosed single toilet and a laundry room. There were the resident raccoons and opossums who knew no boundaries and in the middle of the city. My family of raccoons used to periodically raid the bag of dog kibble stored in the laundry room. Then, as it is their habit to clean their food, they would wash the kibble off in the toilet. So resourceful. We coexisted….like I always do with the wild things. My son dug a fish pond in the yard and installed Koi. What was I thinking? The raccoons helped themselves and ….no more Koi. Living with others does not always meet all your needs and expectations now does it.

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celestial fox

In Art Watercolor Gallery, Fox, Wild Things on June 24, 2017 at 2:20 pm

 

watercolor 6/2017

In Japanese mythology, a fox who lives long enough and gains a great deal of knowledge will reach an enlightened state, the Eastern sense of the ‘fox spirit’. 

I was exploring the spirit of the fox via google and discovered this song in which fox is presented as a kitsune or fox who is trying to reach heaven in the form of a shooting star. 

“To you my beloved to the land that lies beyond. Soaring through the heavens, she is moved to tears. I will fly out, I will dance in the night sky at the moment when this body disappears.”

So that’s what a shooting star is……. the Celestial Fox flying through the night sky.

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qilin of the yellow emperor

In Art Watercolor Gallery, Painted Ponies, Wild Things on May 18, 2017 at 3:11 pm

watercolor 5/2017

So…does the unicorn exist now or ever? Perhaps whatever we can imagine with the mind does exist.  

Long before the pearly white unicorn of European lore, a one-horned, magical animal was said to roam the Eastern world: the Asian unicorn. First mentioned in written stories around 2700 BC, this unicorn is described as a creature of great power and wisdom. Always benevolent, it avoids fighting at all costs and walks so softly it will not crush a blade of grass. And no one but the very pure of heart should ever see it.

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dragon fly

In Art Watercolor Gallery on May 8, 2017 at 10:14 am

watercolor 5/2017

 

This watercolor is really teensy….1 1/2″ in diameter. I had some tiny frames that had been hanging out in my art supplies so I made this little dragon fly to fit in one.

i dream of snow and ice

In Art Watercolor Gallery, Ice Bears, ice bears on May 4, 2017 at 2:58 pm

watercolor 5/2017

‘When the blood in your veins returns to the sea and the earth in your bones returns to the ground, perhaps then you will remember that this land does not belong to you.  It is you who belong to the land.’

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Ceramic dishes

In Uncategorized on April 25, 2017 at 6:29 am

These little dishes are by my daughter Kaitlin’s hand. I so win having her pottery in my home and I enjoy ‘using’ her art. She has young children so any time for her art is a constant search. Never the less she is quite prolific. I so understand the life because I was always scraping together time for my art when my kids were little. It is a must do though because it saves you from ‘mommy head’……….that’s when the brain atrophies and mom is swallowed whole by her beautiful progeny. After art we emerge a kinder, wiser and more patient parent.

Landscape ?

In Uncategorized on April 9, 2017 at 6:30 am

My seven year old granddaughter Tessa created this collage. Her daddy had it upside down much to her horrification. Pretty exciting no matter upside down or not for a wee girl. She is quite the artist. Tessa carries a paper pad and pencil with her and draws everything that she sees. It is nice to see that she has given herself the pleasure of creating art.