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earthsinger

In Art Watercolor Gallery, Black Bears, Wild Things on January 10, 2017 at 3:47 pm
watercolor original 1/2017

watercolor original 1/2017

‘Just slow down. Slow down your speech. Slow down your breathing. Slow down your walking Slow down your eating. And let this slower, steadier pace perfume your mind. Just slow down….’ dojo

This quote is so true for all of us. When you do slow down you see just how frantic most of our lives have become. When I lived at 5000′ in the San Bernardino Mountains I made infrequent trips off the mountain.  On the return trips back up the mountain from the flats of San Bernardino I experienced that the energy changed at about 3000′. It was palpable….the lack of busy mind and an overwhelming sense of well being…… and it was something almost tangible. The mountain held solitude and quiet in reverence. Not so the business of the population of the lower altitudes. I couldn’t say just what this was all about. I have been given a few spiritual explanations but no matter. There was a silence that became available on the mountain and not readily so in flat land. Having recently moved to a metropolitan area I can say that maintaining that peace and calm is a challenge but I know how it feels. I was taught by the nature of the mountain and I carry the peace within. I must be vigilant to live quietly now since I am surrounded by noisy chatter of all kinds.

Changing the subject……I painted this bear from the same sketch that I did of ‘Rose Bear.’ Reason being is that the plan I envisioned for the background didn’t work out. I usually don’t redo a painting but I just couldn’t see what to do with it. As soon as ‘Rose Bear’ left for her new owner I saw how to fix the background. I’m glad because I really liked this  bear. So if you think you are seeing double, this is why.

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rose bear

In Art Watercolor Gallery, Black Bears, Wild Things on December 16, 2016 at 5:14 pm
watercolor 12/2016

watercolor 12/2016

‘Show each person the courtesy to let them choose their way of life and their beliefs. Then respect it, provided they do no harm to others be it mankind, the animals or our Mother Earth.’

…..native american

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earthmaker

In Art Watercolor Gallery, Black Bears, Wild Things on March 28, 2016 at 10:47 am
watercolor aceo 3/2016

watercolor aceo 3/2016

‘O Great Spirit….help me always
to speak the truth quietly,
to listen with an open mind
  when other speak,
and to remember the peace
that may be found in silence.
…………cherokee prayer

spirit bear

In Art Watercolor Gallery, Black Bears, Wild Things on June 25, 2015 at 7:41 pm
watercolor aceo 6/2015

watercolor aceo 6/2015

‘The all white Kermode or Spirit Bear is the rarest of North American bears. They are of great spiritual significance to the Pacific Northwest First Nations community who consider its appearance is a very good omen.’

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east of the sun

In Art Watercolor Gallery, Two Spirits on February 17, 2015 at 9:02 pm
watercolor aceo 2/2015

watercolor aceo 2/2015

Lying deep in a dream of darkness where fear has never gone each spark of a life is started. Each of us a dancer to the drum. Blind and pure we come.

…….’Dancer to the Drum’ by Beth Nielsen Chapman

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ghost bear

In Art Watercolor Gallery, Black Bears, Wild Things on October 25, 2014 at 9:18 pm
watercolor aceo 10/2014

watercolor aceo 10/2014

‘Great Bear Spirit,
I seek your lessons.
Show me how to sink
deep within myself
to find the answers I seek.’

Spirit Bear

In Art Watercolor Gallery, Wild Things on August 15, 2013 at 3:13 pm

This is a wonderful tribute to the Spirit Bear by Carmen from ‘For a Better Earth.’ I was moved the create another spirit bear painting.

watercolor aceo 8/2013

watercolor aceo 8/2013

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spirit bear

In Art Watercolor Gallery, Wild Things on April 22, 2013 at 2:16 pm
watercolor aceo 4/2013

watercolor aceo 4/2013

Spirit bears are not polar bears. They are mutations of the black bear. They live mostly on one island in British Columbia. There are legends about the bear that have been handed down in the native american tribes. I like to think that this bear will help to save the earth.

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spirit bear

In Art Watercolor Gallery, Wild Things on November 7, 2011 at 3:30 pm

Spirit bears are rare black bears with white fur. Almost of them live on islands along the rain forest coast of British Columbia. They are not polar bears or albinos. Scientifically, their white fur is the product of a recessive gene. Mystically, there are many legends about the spirit bear that are told among the native american tribes.