In the past few months we have come in fairly close contact with a variety of wildlife so this first piece is my homage to the young bear that visited us several times as we camped this summer. I had no idea what I was going to do until I did it, though I began with texture and multi-media...plaster, watercolour, acrylic, conte, pencil, gel media, stencils, stamps, and china marker. I'm quite pleased with the mischievous look on her face.
Bear is wise, patient and strong reminding us to trust our inner voice. There is power in introspection and quiet, especially during the hibernating winter months. Bear is a symbol of leadership and also asks us to pay attention to our natural healing skills. Bear reminds us to slow down and go within in order to emerge with wisdom. They are a perfect balance of introspection and action. A powerful guide to support physical and emotional healing.
It's interesting, though I've only completed one, being only a week into this year long project, because I've been working on my series for the next exhibit and a piece for a book (more on that later), I've already been tempted to change my substrate. Aren't artists like children? Like puppies? So easily distracted by shiny objects? But I will persevere...because I said I would. And I had fun.