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dire wolf

In Art Watercolor Gallery, Wolves on August 14, 2017 at 3:41 pm

watercolor 8/2017

The Dire Wolf is extinct, but really did exist on the Earth so many years ago.They were big enough to ride if you kept them well fed. A divine animal to whom the Gray Wolf is related. I am always mesmerized by wild animals who have peaceful relationships with humans. I haven’t heard of anyone who doesn’t like ‘Game of Thrones’…..and the Dire Wolves play their part in this fabulous production. Just please be sure that the wolves are well fed.

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ripe corn moon

In Art Watercolor Gallery, Wild Things on July 8, 2017 at 3:01 pm

watercolor 7/2017

Raccoon is a lot of different things to a lot of people. Probably one thing that all would agree is that they ‘get into things.’ They are so curious and resourceful. Years ago I lived in a huge old house in the middle of downtown Mountain View California built in 1906. It was on a big piece of property with a full size barn in back of the house. Located on the large back porch was an enclosed single toilet and a laundry room. There were the resident raccoons and opossums who knew no boundaries and in the middle of the city. My family of raccoons used to periodically raid the bag of dog kibble stored in the laundry room. Then, as it is their habit to clean their food, they would wash the kibble off in the toilet. So resourceful. We coexisted….like I always do with the wild things. My son dug a fish pond in the yard and installed Koi. What was I thinking? The raccoons helped themselves and ….no more Koi. Living with others does not always meet all your needs and expectations now does it.

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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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qilin of the yellow emperor

In Art Watercolor Gallery, Painted Ponies, Wild Things on May 18, 2017 at 3:11 pm

watercolor 5/2017

So…does the unicorn exist now or ever? Perhaps whatever we can imagine with the mind does exist.  

Long before the pearly white unicorn of European lore, a one-horned, magical animal was said to roam the Eastern world: the Asian unicorn. First mentioned in written stories around 2700 BC, this unicorn is described as a creature of great power and wisdom. Always benevolent, it avoids fighting at all costs and walks so softly it will not crush a blade of grass. And no one but the very pure of heart should ever see it.

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i dream of snow and ice

In Art Watercolor Gallery, Ice Bears, ice bears on May 4, 2017 at 2:58 pm

watercolor 5/2017

‘When the blood in your veins returns to the sea and the earth in your bones returns to the ground, perhaps then you will remember that this land does not belong to you.  It is you who belong to the land.’

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keeper of the secrets

In Art Watercolor Gallery, Ravens and Crows, Things with Feathers, Wild Things on April 5, 2017 at 11:43 am

watercolor 4/2017

 

‘Raven’s lesson is to walk without fear even if the way is not clear…trust your intuition to guide you.’

 

As it is with all original people history is recorded through verbal stories. I love the tales from Native American culture because they add to the spirit and mystery of the animals that I paint. I often get lost often reading the myths and that’s how I found this one.

“At one time the whole world was dark. Inky, pitchy, all-consuming dark, blacker than a thousand stormy winter midnights, blacker than anything anywhere has been since.”

“The reason for all this blackness had to do with the old man in the house by the river, who had a box, which contained a box, which contained a box, which contained an infinite number of boxes, each nestled in a box slightly larger than itself until finally there was a box so small all it could contain was all the light in the universe.”

In the story, the old man hides the light because he’s afraid to see whether or not his daughter is ugly. In a ploy to steal the light, Raven shrinks himself to become a hemlock needle in a basket of drinking water so that the daughter swallows him. Soon Raven is reborn from her as a raven/human child. The old man accepts him as a grandson, and soon Raven begins begging that he open the boxes, one after another, each time pleading and crying until the old man yields.

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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mystic dreamer

In Art Watercolor Gallery, Black Bears, Wild Things on March 28, 2017 at 2:24 pm

watercolor 3/2017  8 x 10

I am dedicating this painting to honor the healing flute music of Carlos Nakai.  When I was 3 years old a groundbreaking surgery was performed on my left hand and ring finger to remove a bone tumor. The innovative operation was very successful but not much hope was given that I would ever use my ring finger again. I was just so fortunate that the finger was saved. So when I was about 6 years old and I wished to learn to play the flute I was repeatedly discouraged and told that it would be impossible for me to learn because of my stunted and immobile finger. Since I kept pleading  to try, a teacher was found and a silver flute supplied. I practiced and practiced and by the time I was 10 I won a music contest playing the flute that everyone said that I would not be able master. In the learning process my finger had become fully mobile so much so that I was able  play my instrument with excellence. Still, today I have full mobility of my hand and finger. I do believe that this magical instrument was the mystic healer for my body.

shaman moon

In Art Watercolor Gallery, Wolves on March 24, 2017 at 12:05 pm

watercolor 3/2017

The reason that people awaken is because they finally stop agreeing to things that insult their soul.

I have never been interested in politics or followed politics for a great many reasons, but present times, I feel, demand that I know what is transpiring in the government of the United States. What I am seeing is that seemingly soul less people have assumed authority. The common man has been duped into thinking that what is good for him and what he wants will be delivered along with his vote. Such a terrible manipulation. The entire world is watching things unravel and we citizens of the USA are being used for the soul less command of greed and power.

I function as a creative….an artist in this world. I see that it is my duty, my dharma to illustrate with my paintings caring, peace, love and humility that dwells never-ending in the soul. For we incarnates have forgotten what we came here to do. Perhaps this most recent shift will help us to remember. Remember that we are all sisters and brothers and that we take care of one another and our mother the Earth.   

shiriki

In Art Watercolor Gallery, Coyote, Wild Things on March 3, 2017 at 1:36 pm
watercolor 2/2017

watercolor 2/2017

‘Walk as if you are kissing the earth with your feet.’ 

…………..Thich Nhat Hanh

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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