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‘hamsa’

In Art Watercolor Gallery, Things with Feathers, Wild Things on March 22, 2020 at 3:10 pm

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The swan known as Hamsa in Hindu mythology is said to be the vehicle of the goddess Saraswati…..patroness of wisdom, learning music and the arts. Or they may be one and the same. That would make Hamsa the divine swan-maiden.

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ghost bear

In Art Watercolor Gallery, Black Bears, Wild Things on February 26, 2020 at 1:31 pm

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In a moss-draped rain forest in British Columbia, towering red cedars live a thousand years, and black bears are born with white fur. All true. Prevailing thought is that the white fur is a result of a genetic glitch, but the myths of the original peoples are much more interesting. What I tune into is that they are benevolent spirits. I would love to catch sight of one of these special bears. The bears are few in number and live almost exclusively on the islands of British Columbia.

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‘inari’

In Art Watercolor Gallery, Fox, Wild Things on January 29, 2020 at 3:17 pm

 

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Kitsune in the literal sense is the Japanese word for fox. Imortal foxes….kitsune are revered as part of Japanese folklore. Ancient stories depict legendary kitsune as intelligent beings and as possessing paranormal abilities.

Within the folklore, kitsune are born either from one or two kitsune parents or a drifting kitsune soul possessing an unborn child’s body. Mortals may also be turned into kitsune through ‘sharing’ spirit with another kitsune, or by divine figures.

Regardless the stories of immortal Kitsune….most foxes are the mortal furry creatures that are familiar to every culture. In Japan all the foxes are given loving care.

Inari, in Japanese mythology, is the god primarily known as the protector of rice cultivation. … The fox, symbolizing both benevolence and malevolence, is sometimes identified with the messenger of Inari, and statues of foxes are found in great numbers both inside and outside shrines dedicated to the rice god.

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keeper of the dream time

In Art Watercolor Gallery, Black Bears, Wild Things on January 20, 2020 at 2:06 pm

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‘Your task is not to seek for love, but merely to seek and find all the barriers within yourself that you have built against it.’
………rumi

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maitri

In Art Watercolor Gallery, Wild Things on January 4, 2020 at 4:07 pm

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“Love is the bridge between you and everything.”

……..rumi

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christmas moon

In Art Watercolor Gallery, brown bear, Wild Things on December 17, 2019 at 11:23 am

watercolor aceo

During this season there is a heightened awareness of ‘good will to all’ that restores our faith in basic goodness and peace.

once upon a lion

In Art Watercolor Gallery, Big Cats, Wild Things on December 15, 2019 at 3:58 pm

watercolor aceo

Everything is magical and full of love this time of the year. The wild beasts bless the earth.

santa mouse

In Art Watercolor Gallery, Wild Things on December 14, 2019 at 4:26 pm

watercolor aceo

Everything you need will come to you at the perfect time.

‘Deck the Halls’

In Art Watercolor Gallery, Wild Things on December 13, 2019 at 12:18 pm

watercolor aceo

dove

In Art Watercolor Gallery, Things with Feathers on December 12, 2019 at 4:58 pm

watercolor aceo

I have in past years painted holiday aceo art. So I thought I would republish in the spirit of the holidays. Something fun.