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ichiro

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

watercolor 10/2019

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.

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seishin

In Art Watercolor Gallery, Fox, Wild Things on January 8, 2019 at 5:40 pm

watercolor 1/2019

The Japanese word for fox is kitsune. In the Japanese culture foxes are celebrated as magical spirits somewhat as western faeries. They are also protected and revered for just the beautiful animal that they are. The name of this fox means ‘spirit.’ Foxes teach us that sometimes to see the truth we must disappear into the background and become invisible.

‘Animals share with us the privilege of having a soul’……Pythagoras 

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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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blackfoot

In Art Watercolor Gallery, Fox, Wild Things on February 20, 2017 at 11:53 am
watercolor aceo 2/2017

watercolor aceo 2/2017

‘When we are mindful, deeply in touch with the present moment, our understanding of what is going on deepens, and we begin to be filled with acceptance, joy, peace and love’.

………..Thich Nhat Hanh

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white moon

In Art Watercolor Gallery, Fox, Wild Things on March 24, 2016 at 12:24 pm
watercolor aceo 3/2016

watercolor aceo 3/2016

‘You have to grow from the inside out. None can teach you, none can make you spiritual. There is no other teacher but  your own soul.’….Swami Vivekananda

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dancing fox

In Art Watercolor Gallery, Fox, Wild Things on March 22, 2016 at 2:13 pm
watercolor aceo 3/2016

watercolor aceo 3/2016

As I walk, as I walk…..the  universe is walking with me.
In beauty it walks before me.
In beauty it walks behind me.
In beauty it walks below me.
In beauty it walks above me.
Beauty is on every side as I walk.
I walk with beauty.
…….Navajo prayer

heart song

In Art Watercolor Gallery, Fox, Wild Things on September 2, 2015 at 2:52 pm
watercolor aceo 9/2015

watercolor aceo 9/2015

Walk this world with hearts on fire.

strong medicine

In Art Watercolor Gallery, Fox, Wild Things on August 6, 2015 at 3:35 pm
watercolor aceo 8/2015

watercolor aceo 8/2015

Speak truth in humility to all people. Only then can you be a true man…..Sioux Proverb

shungila

In Art Watercolor Gallery, Fox, Wild Things on March 8, 2015 at 8:02 pm
watercolor aceo 3/2015

watercolor aceo 3/2015

‘Listen to the wind…it talks
Listen to the silence…it speaks
Listen to your heart…it knows’

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kitsune

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

watercolor aceo 2/2015

Foxes and human beings lived close together in ancient JapanAccording to Japanese folklore fox has the ability to shape shift into a woman. Fox returns to her husband each night as a woman but leaves each morning as a fox.

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