"Return to the Stream of Life" - mixed media on paper, 10 x 14. Available on Artfinder.
Grandfather: Oh. Well thank you very much. Very nice of you. Your vote of confidence is overwhelming. All right. The Princess Bride, by S. Morgenstern, Chapter One. Buttercup was raised on a small farm in the country of Florin. Her favorite pastimes were riding her horse and tormenting the farm boy that worked there. His name was Westley, but she never called him that. [pause] Isn't that a wonderful beginning?
Grandson: Yeah, it's really good.
from The Princess Bride
This piece is completely intuitive - following the paint to see what appears. I wasn't expecting a rabbit, and definitely not some celestial constellation hare. But here he is, floating in the night sky, all ethereal and safe from foxes. Perhaps he is a piece of the super moon gracing my studio with the wisdom of the galaxy?
Since we are beginning with the hare, let's see what wisdom he has to bestow upon us...
Hares, larger than rabbits, are tougher and more solitary than their fuzzy brethren. They don't live in warrens or build nests. The young are ready to fend for themselves shortly after arrival. If your totem animal is the hare, you are swift and diligent, sensitive and artistic (awwww a perfect start to a month of extreme arting!) When you're off balance, you might find yourself being a jokester and a bit unreliable, so watch for feelings of selfishness or greed to let you know to rebalance your inner spirit hare.
It is appropriate to begin the the hare, as many cultures feature the hare in their creation stories. And now this fluffy-tailed nose twitcher is a part of our thirty day creation story, sweet reader! Isn't that a wonderful beginning?
To follow the artists worldwide who are participating in this thirty day challenge, go to Leslie Saeta's 30 in 30 Blog.