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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.

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wild strawberries

In Art Watercolor Gallery, Black Bears, Wild Things on November 26, 2016 at 4:31 pm
watercolor original 11/2016

watercolor original 11/2016

‘All life is sacred and all creation related. What we do affects the whole universe, so let us walk in balance with Mother Earth and all her peoples.’

-Smiling Bear-

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eat, pray, love

In Art Watercolor Gallery, brown bear, Wild Things on October 23, 2015 at 6:47 pm
watercolor aceo 10/2015

watercolor aceo 10/2015

‘May the warm winds of Heaven blow softly upon your house. May the Great Spirit bless all who enter there. May your moccasins make happy tracks in many snows, and may the rainbow always touch your shoulder.   Cherokee prayer blessing

standing bear

In Art Watercolor Gallery, Black Bears, Wild Things on September 27, 2015 at 3:19 pm
watercolor aceo 9/2015

watercolor aceo 9/2015

Honor the sacred.
Honor the Earth, our Mother.
Honor all with whom we share the Earth.
Walk in balance and beauty.

bear of great medicine

In Art Watercolor Gallery, Black Bears, Wild Things on June 3, 2015 at 7:46 pm
watercolor original aceo 6/2015

watercolor original aceo 6/2015

‘Great Bear Spirit…. show me how to sink deep within myself to find answers. Teach me to understand that I possess all the resources necessary to survive and to know when to seek solitude and when to emerge and nurture all that was born in darkness. Guide me towards sweetness, play, wisdom and truth. Remind me to climb higher. Guide me towards strength, Keeper of Medicine, that I might defend those I love, move with speed to where I need to be, and stand nobly for what I believe.’

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spirit bear

In Art Watercolor Gallery, Black Bears, Wild Things on July 31, 2014 at 7:18 pm
watercolor aceo 7/2014

watercolor aceo 7/2014

10,000 years ago the earth was all ice and snow. Everything was white. Then Raven the creator created the Green. Raven did not want to forget the misery of the great ice age so he asked Black Bear, keeper of dreams and memory, to help create a reminder of the long white time. Raven told bear that he could live in peace and safety forever if he would agree to let one out of every ten Black Bears turn white. To this day the white bears…spirit bears….. still roam in the Great Bear Rain Forest of the Pacific Northwest.

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wonderful bear

In Art Watercolor Gallery, Wild Things on August 5, 2013 at 12:36 pm
watercolor aceo 8/2013

watercolor aceo 8/2013

Buddha went into the woods this morning with Maus following close on his heels. I could hear his bark. Maus came back but I kept hearing crashing in the underbrush. Then Buddha came running out of the woods and headed for home. I called him and he came obviously very frightened and full of foxtails. I think that he had a close encounter with Brer Bear. I hope that he learned a lesson.

a very big bear

In Art Watercolor Gallery, Wild Things on June 10, 2013 at 2:38 pm
watercolor aceo 6/2013

watercolor aceo 6/2013

I have not yet seen a Crestline bear this season. We have a long summer ahead. I don’t look for them, but they appear. I carry an air horn as possible protection. I don’t know whether that would work. I don’t suppose they would like the noise. As long as there are no cubs with Mama bear it’s pretty safe. Black bears aren’t mean. I hope, I hope, I hope.

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bear speak

In Art Watercolor Gallery, Wild Things on April 8, 2013 at 3:02 pm
watercolor aceo 4/2013

watercolor aceo 4/2013

Here lies a balance between solar and lunar energies. Look within and seek this balance as you follow your path of transformation.

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journey bear

In Art Watercolor Gallery, Wild Things on November 14, 2012 at 12:59 pm

watercolor aceo 11/2012

The last day of sun for awhile. Snow tomorrow and bear is off to his den.

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