I was recently hit with enormous creative inspiration and have been painting up a storm. This is a feat within itself as I am still operating on newborn baby time. I did not expect my creative energy to return so quickly and with such force after giving birth 2 months ago, but I cant stop its flow and must just let it channel through me. I wanted to share with you a bit of what I did this weekend. This is a piece from what will most likely become a series on spirit animals. I love the idea that our animal friends teach us about ourselves through their natures. That we can both relate to them and gain insight into ourselves from their spirits. They can also teach us how to grow, and be more patient, more selfless, more balanced in our lives. I wanted to start with the Bear. Maybe because I feel like a Mama Bear right now, but nevertheless, here she is...
"I have the spirit of a bear.. grounded and strong,
fiercely protecting that which I love,
leading others with a cautious mind and an open heart"
Here's the finished piece. She's quite large (about 16" x 22"). I used vintage papers for the under layers, then kept building texture, color, shape, and design on top. I couldnt decide whether to add words to this one, so for now she is complete until I change my mind again. ;)
What other animal spirit would you suggest for the next one?