While we were in the mountains recently an eagle watched us very closely with a wise & condescending look on his face and I just knew I'd have to include eagle in this 52 WEEKS PROJECT. I added the word 'thunderbird' to reflect the First Nations' mythology of the supernatural bird of power and strength. It is a sacred symbol, servant of the Great Spirit, which was believed to control rainfall and create storms owing to the sounds of the beating wings and the possibility of lightening flashing from their eyes and can often be seen on totem poles.
Eagle is all about vision, a bridge between the earth and the sky. They remind us to honour tradition and to really look and see. They also teach us to follow our boldest dreams, showing us the necessity of the spirit of creativity.
And pink, for those who know me, I used to stay absolutely clear of pink...it felt too girly and weak and since I'm small and blonde and wanted to appear tough I avoided it in everything, including my wardrobe (even though it's supposed to be one of my colours). Now I'm loving it and it's been showing up more and more in my work. It reminds me of sunrise and sunset.
I had the most amazing weekend beginning with great food, drinks and laughter with amazing friends on Friday, followed by conversation, candlelight and accoustic music with my young teenaged daughter over earth-hour on Saturday, and finally interest from an art gallery in Ontario. The sun is shining and I've got another planned date with a great friend this week. I'm so glad I'm finally making time for those people who are really important to me. They bring me so much joy.
'Honouring the Ancestors': Awesome Airdrie
AIRdirondack Art Project
'Counting Crows': Great Places Plan