She knows her domain
Is at one with elements
Shows you who she is.
Art Prescription: A friend of mine recently reminded me, “If people show you who they are, believe them.” Once again I’m drawn to the deeper consciousness that is our animal world. Always asking what can we learn?
This is my second sea turtle. The first one I did with alcohol inks which was fun and bright and bold. This one is softer, done with watercolor. 8 1/2 x 11 watercolor
She glides in the cool
Vast blue-green ocean, eggs laid
Her work on shore, done.
Art Prescription: Today I honor the Sea Turtle.
Sea turtles are one of the Earth’s most ancient creatures. The seven species that can be found today have been around for 110 million years, since the time of the dinosaurs.
Sea turtles spend most of their lives in the water. Like salmon, they will return to the same nesting grounds at which they were born. When females come to the shore they dig out a nest in the ground with their back flippers, bury their clutch of eggs and return to the ocean. After hatching, the young may take as long as a week to dig themselves out of the nest. They emerge at night, move toward the ocean and remain there, solitary, until it is time to mate.
Alcohol ink, watercolor, and pen and ink:
Rain, stream, creek, river, ocean
Movement towards the whole.
Art Prescription: What gives people will? Why are some people driven? Or better stated what drives people’s behavior? It’s difficult not to judge others based on our opinion which rises out of our own life learned perspective. For me personally, I do hope I can always consider another person’s point of view, be a good listener, and simply try to show kindness. One drop of water flows endlessly to where is belongs…moves along with the flow of life.