Yesterday I completed this painting before spending the rest of my day with a Cree grandmother. The painting is symbolic of the medicine wheel in its colours:
Indigo (west/fall) - intellectual/knowledge
White (north/winter) - spiritual/connection
Yellow (east/spring) - emotional/awareness
Red (south/summer) - physical/movement
Both the medicine wheel & raven symbolize balance and a little magic. I love that.
My wise 80 year old guest gifted me with a braid of sweetgrass and a sage bundle for smudging. She shared so much wisdom and joy with my daughter & I, whom she calls wolf & raven. I am so honoured that she owns several of my paintings and that she took the day to travel to us. Beauty just emanates from her and my life feels richer for her company.