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sacred wisdom

In Art Watercolor Gallery, Ravens and Crows, Things with Feathers, Wild Things on January 7, 2018 at 4:32 pm

Watercolor 1/2018 5 x 7

 

This is just one of so many Native American tales about Raven as well as other animals. I love to read them.

 

When Raven was killed

Raven had played so many tricks on mankind for so long that one day a great chief decided to kill him. The chief caught Raven unaware and threw him into a large skin bag. Then he began to climb to the top of a steep mountain. Raven asked from inside the bag “what are you doing, where are we going.” The chief ignored Raven. Raven told the chief that bad things would happen if he hurt Raven. But the chief did not listen and finally on top of the mountain, he threw Raven off the mountain. Raven was torn to pieces falling. The chief had killed Raven.

Everyone in the village was happy and they celebrated for days. Then they noticed that all the water was gone. The lakes and rivers were dry. The shaman told them that the water had vanished because the chief had killed Raven. Now the people wanted Raven to come back.

The shaman told the chief that he would have to put Raven back together again. So the chief put all the pieces back together again. Raven came back to life and started to fly away. “Stop” cried the chief. “All the water is gone and only you can return it.” Raven flew higher and said “Look around you, there is water everywhere.”

The chief then turned and saw that the lake was full and that the river ran deep and fast again. As Raven disappeared in the distance, the chief promised never to try to kill Raven again.

Because of his powers and role in their heritage, Natives do not kill ravens.

 

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colorado

In Art Watercolor Gallery, Painted Ponies on August 30, 2015 at 2:24 pm
watercolor aceo 8/2015

watercolor aceo 8/2015

 

Walk tall as the trees;
Live strong as the mountains, 
be gentle as the springs winds,
keep the warmth of the summer sun 
in your heart, and the Great Spirit
will always be with you.

 

suki

In Art Watercolor Gallery, Painted Ponies on May 17, 2015 at 8:09 pm
watercolor 5 x 7 5/2015

watercolor 5 x 7 5/2015

I painted this for Kim Eastwood of the KE Appaloosa Horse Ranch in Minnesota. Annteke Platinum aka Suki. She is one of 12 appaloosa horses on her ranch. If you would like to see the progression of the painting take this link to my Facebook page.

https://www.facebook.com/pages/White-Dog-Art/144972248885874?ref=hl

sacred buffalo progressive

In Art Watercolor Gallery, Two Spirits, Wild Things on November 11, 2013 at 2:36 pm

I created this painting based on one of my previous watercolors ‘Spirit of the Unicorn’ and a vision from Mijanou who is one of the women making possible the gathering of the grandmothers. Below are some of the steps in the creating process.

'SACRED BUFFALO'300 sketch

You will see that I changed the legs in the actual painting.

'SACRED BUFFALO' 300 1

I like to stretch my paper with a staple gun because I use so much water that taped paper comes unglued. It is a little tricky removing the staples but I have never yet slipped and ruined a painting. In addition buyers like to see the staple holes along the edges. It’s a glimpse into the process.

'SACRED BUFFALO'300 3

I lapsed a bit and didn’t scan any more of the progress or at least I can’t find the shots. Too bad because there is a lot that happened before the final painting emerged.

'SACRED BUFFALO'300The shield was a last minute thought. The painting needed to be balanced. I just keep adding color until it feels done. Of course with watercolor it is important not to mess around too much. Once the paint is down it’s permanent but there are corrective measures that one can take such as over glazing. I really like to finish without taking corrective measures. It is better to go with the flow rather have a fixed idea in your mind of how the painting should look. It is more fun that way. Please no square pegs into round holes. I love it at the last when you add darks that make the painting pop.

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sacred buffalo

In Art Watercolor Gallery, Two Spirits, Wild Things on November 10, 2013 at 3:31 pm
watercolor 8x10 c11/2013

watercolor 8×10 c11/2013

‘When one sits in the hoop of the People, one must be responsible because all of creation is related and the hurt of one is the hurt of all and the honor of one is the honor of all.’

‘White Buffalo Calf Woman’

 

I was asked to create this painting for a collective of women coming together to support/embody the energy of white buffalo calf woman. I am very excited about what is happening here. ‘This is a calling of women of peace from all walks of life to join hands and come together as a collective to support a humble movement of the Original People of the world.’

 

THE MOMENT IS NOW

“When the council of original seed issued by the Mother called upon the four elements ~ air, water, earth and fire ~ to Unity ~ life came to be on planet Earth. Now today, the Mother is calling humanity ~ to Unity.” ~ Kogi, Arhuaco, Wiwa, Kankuamo, the four peoples of Gonawindwa, Columbia

We, the International Council of Thirteen Indigenous Grandmothers, affirm our relationship to Mother Earth and our responsibility to future generations to raise our voices to speak for the protection of the lands and water.

We, represent a global alliance of prayer, education and healing for our Mother Earth, all her inhabitants, all the children, and for the next seven generations to come. We are deeply concerned with the unprecedented destruction of our Mother Earth and the destruction of indigenous ways of life. We look to further our vision through the realization of projects that protect our diverse cultures: lands, medicines, language and ceremonial ways of prayer and through projects that educate and nurture our children.

We hereby join and are in full support of the humble movement of the Original People of the world. This movement initiated by the Kogi Elders of La Sierra

Nevada de Santa Marta, Colombia, is bringing together in ceremony all the indigenous elders from ancient lineages with unification ceremonies uniting South America to North America and then bridging to Africa and beyond.

We recognize that these gatherings of the elders to have dialogue is

a basic fulfillment of agreements that have been passed down for generations and wisdom that is now ready to be shared. For, it is through the gatherings the hidden wisdom that Original People have protected for millennia is now being brought forth for the benefit of all life.

Furthermore, we support the aim of the gatherings to empower the Indigenous spiritual people to engage in an unprecedented collective action towards the realization of the Original Instructions which is to bring a spirit of inspiration, collaboration, compassion and hope into existing networks and planned international events focused on preservation of life on Mother Earth.

Finally, the Grandmothers support the call to come together in the spirit of cooperation for the greater good of humanity to pool our resources and create the vessel for these sacred gatherings to occur. This is a journey we are all a part of and will continue to unfold for many years to come.

For This We Pray,

International Council of Thirteen Indigenous Grandmothers

Contact: Grandmother Mona Polacca, Secretariat mpolacca@gmail.com Phone: 602.810.5823 grandmotherscouncil.org

Donations are greatly needed.

 

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white buffalo

In Art Watercolor Gallery, Wild Things on November 7, 2013 at 8:27 pm
watercolor aceo 11/2013

watercolor aceo 11/2013

The first Saturday in November has been declared ‘National Buffalo Day.’ The Lakota are calling it ‘White Buffalo Day.’

 

fly me a hawk

In Art Watercolor Gallery, Hawks, Things with Feathers, Wild Things on September 23, 2013 at 2:15 pm
watercolor aceo c9/2013

watercolor aceo c9/2013

Fly me a hawk so that I may feel the wind beneath my wings.

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noble spirit

In Art Watercolor Gallery, Painted Ponies on August 14, 2013 at 12:26 pm
watercolor aceo c8/2013

watercolor aceo c8/2013

Careful not to break this spirit when asking for service.

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war bonnet

In Art Watercolor Gallery, Wild Things, Wolves on July 17, 2013 at 7:30 pm
watercolor aceo 7/2013

watercolor aceo 7/20

Wolf is on the war path. Many of his kind have been destroyed.

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ghost dancer

In Art Watercolor Gallery, Painted Ponies on July 4, 2013 at 1:17 pm
watercolor aceo 7/2013

watercolor aceo 7/2013

Brother come stand beside me. Mother is waiting.
 
ps….the ants are gone except for one scout today. I let him crawl around on the table and told him not to bring his brothers.