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seer

In Owls, Things with Feathers, Wild Things on October 2, 2017 at 2:57 pm

watercolor 10/2017

Owls are carriers of souls to the spirit world.

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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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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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joseph many coats

In Art Watercolor Gallery, Dharma Dogs on December 1, 2016 at 4:39 pm
watercolor 12/2016

watercolor 12/2016

‘Give me wisdom so that I may have kindness for all.’

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gypsy horse

In Art Watercolor Gallery, Painted Ponies on November 9, 2016 at 12:35 pm
original watercolor aceo 11/2016

original watercolor aceo 11/2016

‘You see a horse with your eyes…..but you feel a horse with your soul.’

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sahara

In Art Watercolor Gallery, Big Cats, Wild Things on May 3, 2016 at 1:02 pm
watercolor aceo 5/2016

watercolor aceo 5/2016

“Your foot touches the earth mindfully, and you arrive firmly in the here and the now. And suddenly you are free – free from all projects, all worries, all expectations. You are fully present, fully alive, & you are touching the earth.” ~ Thich Nhat Hanh

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

luna

In Art Watercolor Gallery, Owls, Things with Feathers, Wild Things on March 10, 2016 at 7:22 pm
watercolor aceo 3/2016

watercolor aceo 3/2016

The miracle of gratitude is that it shifts your perception to such an extent that it changes the world you see…..robert holden

ojo de dios

In Art Watercolor Gallery, Coyote, Wild Things on March 5, 2016 at 1:02 pm
watercolor aceo 3/2016

watercolor aceo 3/2016

 

May the long time sun shine upon you,
All love surround you,
And pure light within you…
Guide your way.’