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habibi

In Art Watercolor Gallery, Big Cats, Wild Things on July 12, 2021 at 1:48 pm

watercolor 7/2021

We are Earth people on

a spiritual journey to

the stars. Our quest,

our Earth walk, is to

look within, to know

who we are, to see

that we are connected

to all things, that

there is no separation,

only in the mind.

……..Lakota seer

 

I have been fascinated by the Cheeta ever since I saw the film “Ashes in the Snow.” I periodically rewatch this film on YouTube because its beauty is mesmerizing. It takes you to another dimension…..the place that you are always seeking. A place of no separation. Gregory Colbert is the artist. Animals and humans interact in his art piece. No separation. If you are interested, urls are below….They seem to work????

https://gregorycolbert.com

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my son, my sun

In Art Watercolor Gallery, Big Cats, Wild Things on September 21, 2020 at 4:51 pm

watercolor 9/2020

‘To touch the earth is to move into harmony with nature’ ………..Oglala Sioux

When I am painting a title often shows up and I don’t question. I use it. This one came from a memory I have of my friend who is mother to a beautiful hybrid wolf Dhyren. She lavished affection and training on her wolf as he grew into his manhood. Dhyren is 99% wolf hybrid which means he is more wolf than dog. These animals take a lot of patience to coax them out of their wildness and, because she wanted him to have the best life possible she spent every day teaching to be with humans. And she always referred to the wolf as ‘my son.’ Wonderful animal.

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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.

satori

In Art Watercolor Gallery, Big Cats, Wild Things on February 24, 2019 at 3:42 pm

watercolor 2/2019

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A florida panther. Yes….almost extinct…..its numbers are so low.

 

‘Listen to the wind

it talks

Listen to the silence

it speaks

Listen to your heart

it knows’

ghost of the woods

In Art Watercolor Gallery, Big Cats, Wild Things on January 22, 2019 at 4:35 pm

watercolor 1/2019

These big cats are called Puma, Cougar or Mountain Lion. They are solitary animals.  Her power comes as she moves through the world unseen, taking only what she needs, and silently marking territory so conflicts won’t be necessary. She is a ghost of the woods just like your soul is.

 When I lived in the mountains she had her den across the road and down hill a bit. Despite being practically on my doorstep I never, ever saw her. Just paw prints. I use ‘she’ because female seems appropriate.

And…yes….they are facing extinction.

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sahara

In Art Watercolor Gallery, Big Cats, Wild Things on May 3, 2016 at 1:02 pm
watercolor aceo 5/2016

watercolor aceo 5/2016

“Your foot touches the earth mindfully, and you arrive firmly in the here and the now. And suddenly you are free – free from all projects, all worries, all expectations. You are fully present, fully alive, & you are touching the earth.” ~ Thich Nhat Hanh

walks softly

In Art Watercolor Gallery, Big Cats, Wild Things on February 17, 2016 at 2:47 pm
watercolor aceo 2/2016

watercolor aceo 2/2016

‘Observation is the greatest source of wisdom.’

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tao

In Art Watercolor Gallery, Big Cats, Wild Things on August 21, 2015 at 11:49 am
watercolor aceo 8/2015

watercolor aceo 8/2015

 

‘You have within you more love than you could ever understand’……rumi

mitakuye oyasin

In Art Watercolor Gallery, Big Cats, Wild Things on May 22, 2015 at 6:52 pm
watercolor aceo 5/2015

watercolor aceo 5/2015

The panther’s name is a Lakota greeting meaning ‘I am you….you are me.’ It is said with hands together placed over the heart just like Namaste.

‘You are my other me.
If I do harm to you,
I do harm to myself.
If I love and respect you,
I love and respect myself.’

snow leopard

In Art Watercolor Gallery, Big Cats, Wild Things on February 27, 2015 at 8:10 pm
watercolor aceo 2/2015

watercolor aceo 2/2015

‘To find the way, close your eyes, listen closely, and attend with your heart.’

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