Well...month one finished! This fish is based on the pickerel (also known as wall-eye) that were in abundance in the lakes and rivers where I grew up in the north. Now that I'm absolutely land-locked and surrounded by prairies and mountains rather than lakes and forests, I can't believe I was ever tired of fish. I feel like I have actually accomplished something and now the next 11 months don't feel quite as daunting, though I guess I'll see what happens through holidays this year.
Fish as totem animal symbolizes independence. They teach us adaptability, may suggest that we let go and allow. To go with the flow. An awakening of the senses. Fish helps us identify our inner thoughts and can reveal our deepest desires. It guides us to pay attention to our surroundings.
This weekend was absolutely fabulous! One highlight was a visit to the Glenbow Museum with my family to see the work of Fred Herzog, photographs taken on the street of Vancouver since the 1950's. And the biggest surprise to me was the Corb Lund 'No Roads Here' exhibit...I think it was my favorite. It was definitely my favorite. It was amazing to learn about his family history and more of the history of Alberta, to see the inspiration behind his music. From the veterinary and rodeo items of his ancestors to the writing on the walls (literally) of his songs, it was all so beautifully displayed. I'm tempted to go again. Very soon.
PS My opening at Bluerock Gallery will be held on March 9...I'm so excited!