Week 29 of the 52 WEEKS PROJECT was so much fun!!! I loved working on this little mischievous guy. Love those eyes! This time I incorporated some bronze metal paint that I've been wanting to use in my studio along with a Martha Stewart stencil. I kept thinking this would be a skunk but then I saw these adorable eyes and couldn't say no.
I cannot believe how much I'm enjoying this process...laying paint, texture, and pattern on a canvas and then adding these animals that are native to the province of Alberta. These past few pieces include some gel bead media that I wanted to use up and I love the texture. I also sprayed the initial layer of paint on the canvas well with water and used a patterned paper towel to create more interest. I know I'm using the word 'love' a lot, but this little guy just makes me so happy!
In the book 'Animal Teachings' author Dawn Brunke speaks of raccoon as being the master of disguise and dexterity as well as being able to discern deception. They teach us to observe and adapt also to engage in the spirit of curiosity. Though they are gentle and easy-going animals, they are also fierce in their defense of family. Much like the many brave and beautiful women I know :)