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bear medicine

In Art Watercolor Gallery, Black Bears, Wild Things on May 28, 2021 at 2:42 pm

watercolor 5/2021

Grandfather says: When you feel powerless that’s because you stopped listening to your own heart…..that’s where the power comes from.

   ……..Gianni Crow

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wee mousey

In Art Watercolor Gallery, Wild Things on May 11, 2021 at 4:16 pm

watercolor 5/2021

A harvest mouse.  So tiny….the size of a dandelion going to seed. They are found in Europe and Great Britain and they are endangered.

‘Healing may not be so much about getting better, as about letting go of everything that isn’t you…..all of the expectations all of the beliefs….and becoming who you are.”

…………..rachael naomi remen

golden hare

In Art Watercolor Gallery, Wild Things on April 30, 2021 at 2:19 pm

watercolor 4/2021

And forget not 

that the Earth delights

to feel your bare feet

and the winds long 

to play with your hair

…….Kahlil Gibran

When I was a child I had two pet rabbits. Their hutch was kept in the garage during the winter. One snowy morning I looked out a window in the front of our house and saw my miniature dachshund Hannah running down the street along side one of my rabbits holding onto one of his ears with her mouth. She had rescued the rabbit from the perils of escape we shortly found the second rabbit on a neighbor’s back porch stoop. Catastrophe averted. There were no leash laws nor animal permits many years ago. Also house and car doors were not locked. I was permitted from a very early age to spend the day alone in the woods. I wish that I could give that experience of peace and joy to my grandchildren. Sadly children today must be protected from the possibility of dangerous adults.

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reflections from the woods

In Art Watercolor Gallery, Black Bears, Wild Things on April 15, 2021 at 2:41 pm

watercolor 4/2021

When you run after your thoughts, you are like a dog chasing a stick: every time a stick is thrown, you run after it. Instead, be like a lion who, rather than chasing after the stick, turns to face the thrower. One only throws a stick at a lion once.…………Milarepa

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praire singer

In Art Watercolor Gallery, Coyote, Wild Things on April 1, 2021 at 1:21 pm

watercolor 8 x 10 4/2021

Advice from a River

Go with the flow

Immerse yourself in nature

Slow Down and meander

Go around obstacles

       ……….Jlan Shamir

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sacred white buffalo

In Art Watercolor Gallery, Wild Things on March 22, 2021 at 2:08 pm

watercolor  8 x 10   3/2021  

 

“Nineteen generations ago the beautiful spirit we now refer to as White Buffalo Calf Woman brought the Sacred C’anupa (Sacred Pipe) to our People. She taught the People the Seven Sacred Rites and how to walk on Mother Earth in a sacred manner. Pte-san win-yan. As she left, she turned into a young beautiful white buffalo and then she walked over the hill and out of sight. This is where she received her name, White Buffalo Calf Woman. She gifted us with the Seven Sacred Rites that still sustain our People today. The person who smokes the sacred pipe achieves union with all Beings. By smoking this C’anupa, you will make direct personal contact with the Great Mystery. . . Following the Way of this Sacred C’anupa, you will walk in a sacred way upon the earth, for the Earth is your grandmother and your mother and she is sacred. . .″

— Chief Arvol Looking Horse

 

The story is also a prophecy. White Buffalo Calf Woman told the people that she would return in the form of a white buffalo calf and that it would be both a blessing and a warning. When the white animal shows its sacred color there will be great changes upon the earth. Arvol and many others interpret those changes to mean the current ecological crises taking place. If humanity continues to live without harmony with the earth it will be cursed, but if spiritual unity and harmony with the earth is achieved humanity will be blessed.

sage walker

In Art Watercolor Gallery, brown bear, Wild Things on January 13, 2021 at 4:18 pm

watercolor 1/2021

‘Allow nature’s

peace to flow 

into you as 

sunshine flows

into trees.’

……..john muir

 

I often ritually burn sage in my house. It clears energy and it heals your body/spirit. Whenever you are feeling taken over by negative emotions or thoughts smudging sage will restore all and you will feel protected. I don’t overthink the ritual so I have no rules. I like that way best. To disperse the smoke I use a hawk feather gifted to me by a beautiful soul …… a woodsman from the North Carolina mountains.  He also taught me to surround my home with feathers so that the faeries would come. I never saw the faeries but I am sure they came and blessed my home. I also burn incense daily……nag champa and sandlewood. It makes a big difference. Home…peace…home.

winter faerie

In Angels and Goddesses, Art Watercolor Gallery on January 5, 2021 at 5:15 pm

watercolor 1/2021

‘I wonder if the snow loves the trees

and the fields, that it kisses them so gently?

And then it covers them up snug,

you know with a white quilt;

and perhaps it says “Go to sleep,

darlings, til the summer comes again.’

…………….Lewis Caroll

I painted this for my daughter. It joins another earlier Christmas piece which only comes to view during the holidays. It’s like bringing out all those ornaments for the tree. Always a bit of magic felt.

I would give to you peace and light for this new year.

holiday nap

In Art Watercolor Gallery, Chat Blanc, Zenkats on December 19, 2020 at 4:35 pm

watercolor 12/2020

 

You cannot look at a sleeping cat and feel tense.

 

‘I have lived with several Zen masters….all of them cats.’

…………Eckhart Tolle

the skier

In Art Watercolor Gallery, Zenkats on December 14, 2020 at 3:23 pm

watercolor 12/2020

My friend here sent me an iphone photo of himself from up at Big Bear where he is waiting for the snow and hopes to get in some runs. He is sporting new winter duds.