This has been a year full of changes for me. And when I am going through change I often find myself waiting and hoping for life to be different. But this year, in the middle of all that has gone on, I have been trying to stop and focus on the moment I am in and be thankful instead of wishing it away. So this years calendar is a reminder to myself to stop and be thankful for the blessings that are in my life right now! So excited for it to come out on Friday!
If you're in the Minneapolis/St Paul area go check out work from my recent series, Lost & Found! It'll be up during the St Paul Art Crawl alongside some other great artists --October 13-15, 6-10 @ The Center for Lost Objects.
Just woke up from a dream, getting a phone call telling my dad passed away. In the dream I felt devastated and in a situation that I didn't have the money to fly back home for his funeral.
Later in the dream, I was flying/floating across through the air. I was noticing crows flying about.
Some crows, close up looked depleted of nutrients or something. They looked dusty and brown sitting on the telephone wires.
It seems like I'm waking up to more of these dreams, relating to wild animals.
Sometimes I'm sitting with a pride of lions, times a wasp is buzzing in my face, or times I'm flanked by alligators.
It's different and I still don't know what to make of it.
All I know is that these dreams started coming, after my grandfather passed away.
Picture I took in Venice. Playing in #Lightroom I kind of made it look abstract in some ways and I liked it so I decided to print it in canvas and it turned out really well. If you need something to hang on your walls inbox me. I have a ton of photography that I'm looking to sell.
I also made watercolor version of this; if you're into that. It's much smaller. #wallart#venice#italy#stpaulart#photography
I always enjoy watching crows. When I was living in Columbus, my apartment was next to Walnut Creek Cementary.
Their blackness reminds me to trust the darkness, trust the uncertainty and trust the process.
A crow's caw easily renders your attention, especially if you don't anything else in your surroundings. "Do not fear the unknown" is what I generally sense.
I am reminded of a saying "there can not be light, without darkness"
The sighting of a crow also reminds me of impermanence. It reminds me death can come anytime in many forms- it doesn't always have to be an individual.
Elena Harris (spiritanimal.info/crow) mentions some of the most common symbolic meanings of crows are: life magic, intelligence, higher perspective and trickster.
Ina Woolcott(shamicjourney.com) has express crows to be "the keepers of the Sacred Law, for nothing escapes their keen sight.
Wolcott also states that crow medicine, we are "taught to appreciate the many dimensions of both reality and ourselves" and "to know to trust our intuitions and personal integrity." LB