This piece in the 52 WEEKS PROJECT was SO. MUCH. FUN. I grew up with indigenous stories of ravens as being Shape Shifters or Magicians. Love that.
I've also been enjoying the creation of my own stencils so this time I decided to create NEW MOON. Originally it was meant for a larger project (another canoe, it will show up again) but it ended up near my pochade where I had a canvas ready to begin piece number 23 in this project and so it became part of this piece. I love her gentle face.
Ravens are clever birds, helping us to remember our inner voice. They are the communicators, connecting endings to beginnings. He inspires introspection, acting as a guide to bring clarity.
Does Raven look a little wicked? I think yes, which reminds me of my youngest daughter when she was a toddler. That glint showed up in her blue eyes and we knew we were experiencing a visible representation of her thought process...which was usually followed by trouble of some sort (she didn't think so). I still see that glint in her eye at times, but fortunately she now puts it to use in a creative project. Thank goodness.