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golden moon

In Art Watercolor Gallery, Two Spirits on October 29, 2019 at 5:04 pm

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One thing to remember is to talk to the animals. If you do, they will talk back to you. But if you don’t talk to the animals, they won’t talk back to you, then you won’t understand, and when you don’t understand you will fear, and when you fear you will destroy the animals, and if you destroy the animals, you will destroy yourself.

……chief dan george 

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seishin

In Art Watercolor Gallery, Fox, Wild Things on October 24, 2019 at 4:07 pm

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In Japanese folklore, all foxes (Kitsune) exhibit some level of magical ability including shapeshifting into people, other creatures, and inanimate objects. These powers increase with age and wisdom. There are thirteen different kinds of Kitsune, each with a corresponding element. I named this silver fox “Seishin” or spirit element.

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‘snow bird’

In Art Watercolor Gallery, Ice Bears on October 20, 2019 at 5:14 pm

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‘The wind is my mother’

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ichiro

In Art Watercolor Gallery, Fox, Wild Things on October 9, 2019 at 3:59 pm

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The mythical Japanese fox is Kitsune.  I always think Kitsune when I paint a fox. There are so many stories surrounding Kitsune who is immortal, magical, and a shapeshifter. No ordinary fox for sure and deeply entrenched in Japanese lore. When a kitsune shapeshifts into the form of a tree, a human or a second moon you might still discover him because of his ‘hoshi no tama’ which he must keep with him at all times. His hoshi no tama is a glowing ball or an iridescent gem which contains his soul. He must keep it with him because without it he will grow powerless and die. In human form, Kitsunes usually wear their hoshi no tamas as amulets, but in fox form, they carry the magical balls in their mouths or fasten them to their tails.

‘traveler’

In Art Watercolor Gallery, Wild Things, Wolves on October 3, 2019 at 3:58 pm

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“If all the beasts were gone, men would die from a great loneliness of spirit. For whatever happens to the beasts, soon happens to man. All things are connected.”
Chief Seattle

Anyone pausing to view this painting would know how precious is our wild life but there are so many humans who have not the awareness to value the many, many creations walking the plains, running in the woods, and  swimming in the seas, lakes and streams. Would that they awaken and love and value these creatures not so different from themselves. That is my intention….my prayer.