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dream sight

In Art Watercolor Gallery, Owls, Things with Feathers, Wild Things on July 6, 2020 at 2:35 pm

watercolor 7/2020

Indigenous people believe that the owl has very soft and gentle ways, similar to the softness of an owl’s feather, and these ways were taught to them in the healing ways. Therefore, whenever owl feathers were worn by an individual, it often meant that they were a medicine person with healing abilities.

‘It is time to walk away. Something new is manifesting and cannot appear until you release what you are holding onto so fiercely.’
-Long-Eared Owl

the alchemist

In Art Watercolor Gallery, Ravens and Crows, Things with Feathers, Wild Things on June 24, 2020 at 10:11 am

watercolor 6/2020

Go where the Mother’s blanket 

heals you, where she gives you

new dreams…if you learn to live

in these places, you will live through 

these times…this is the time to 

relearn how to live with the Earth.

it is a time to honor Spirit, to listen

to the Mother, to reawaken our

emotional awareness so we can

communicate with the higher octaves of

reality, upon this sacred egg we call


……Last Cry, Native American Prophecies

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In Art Watercolor Gallery, Wild Things on June 18, 2020 at 3:24 pm

watercolor 6/2020

Tatanka (buffalo) was held in high regard by the Lakota Sioux……. also called ‘The People.’ Tatanka was respected as a symbol of the divine……. root of abundance and manifestation.


The People were starving because there was no game. Two young men went out to look for food for their tribe in the Black Hills of South Dakota.

Along the way, a beautiful young woman dressed in white appeared to them, saying, “Return to your people and tell them I am coming.” When she presented herself to the Lakota People with the sacred pipe which showed how all things were connected, she taught them the mysteries of the earth. She taught the People seven sacred ways to pray. These prayers are ceremonies to restore health to the body, mind and spirit, and pray for the well-being of all the People. Another wisdom which she imparted with great imperative was that the woman is like the central fire in the Teepee which imparts well-being and that she must be respected if they would prosper. 

Then, before leaving, she rolled upon the earth four times, changing color each time, turning into a white buffalo calf before she disappeared. As she left, great herds of buffalo surrounded the camps. After that day the Lakota honored their pipe and buffalo were plentiful.


In Art Watercolor Gallery, Ravens and Crows, Things with Feathers on June 7, 2020 at 3:56 pm

watercolor 6/2020

My favorite bird and I love the myths surrounding this corvid.  Ravens are magical beings and, if there are any predictions to be given to us, I am positive that Raven will be the one to do the job.

How Raven brought Light to the world…….

Once the whole world was dark….inky, all-consuming dark. The reason for this blackness was that an old man who lived in a house by the river hid all the light in a tiny box. He did this because he was afraid to see whether or not his daughter was ugly.

Now, Raven, in a ploy to steal the light shrinks himself to become a hemlock needle in a basket of drinking water so that the daughter will swallow him. Soon Raven is reborn from her as a human child/raven. The old man accepts him as a grandson and soon Raven begs and pleads with the old man to open the box which holds the light. When the old man finally opens the box containing the light, Raven grabs it and flies out of the house—causing light to spread throughout the world and revealing that the old man’s daughter is as beautiful as the fronds of a hemlock tree.

As Raven flies away, Eagle sees him and tries to steal the light, causing Raven to drop some of it, which becomes the Moon and the stars.

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In Art Watercolor Gallery, Fox, Wild Things on June 1, 2020 at 2:53 pm

watercolor 6/2020

‘Out beyond ideas of wrongdoing

and rightdoing there is a field.

I’ll meet you there.

When the soul lies down in that grass

the world is too full to talk about.’

…….Jalal al Din Rumi

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quiet time

In Art Watercolor Gallery, brown bear, Wild Things on May 23, 2020 at 4:06 pm

watercolor 5/2020

“Just slow down.
Slow down your speech.
Slow down your breathing.
Slow down your walking.
Slow down your eating.
And let this slower, steadier
pace perfume your mind.
Just slow down…”


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mother mouse

In Art Watercolor Gallery, Wild Things on May 10, 2020 at 2:38 pm

watercolor 5/2020

A little mother’s day painting for my daughter.

the night the stars fell

In Art Watercolor Gallery, Wild Things on April 23, 2020 at 4:50 pm

watercolor 4/2020

There is a traditional Lakota story. It is told that a beautiful woman appeared and gave the tribes profound teachings. She gave them seven sacred ceremonies to protect Mother Earth and the ceremonial pipe. After imparting the wisdom she transformed into a white buffalo calf. To this day the white buffalo remains a symbol of that mystical appearance of ‘White Buffalo Calf Woman.’

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rolling thunder

In Art Watercolor Gallery, Wild Things, Wolves on April 20, 2020 at 12:18 pm

watercolor 5 x 7 4/2020

Only when the last tree has died

and the last river been poisoned

and the last fish been caught

will we realise we cannot eat money

…….Cree Indian proverb

keeper of the dream time

In Art Watercolor Gallery, brown bear, Wild Things on April 9, 2020 at 3:35 pm

watercolor 5 x 7 4/2020

The Bear is the keeper of the dream time, and stores the teachings of dreams until the dreamer wakes up to them. Many Native American tribes have called this space of inner-knowing the Dream Lodge, where the death of the illusion of physical reality overlays the expansiveness of eternity.