Fly High (with a red buffalo)

I've been spreading a lot of paint in my studio recently....working on large panels, 3ft x 4ft.

These pix show some details of the whole.

The piece(s) will be shown later, once I see how they are working....not everything in these images made it through other words some of this is now painted over.

Had to lose some of this imagery for the sake of the whole. It's like that paint and in life.


Wild Buffalo, mixed mediaon panel (detail)


The following animal medicine quotes are from  Shamanic Journeys.

Bunnies and buffalo both have powerful symbolism.


Buffalo/Bison’s medicine includes manifestation, protection, earth creativity, feminine courage, abundance, knowledge, generosity, hospitality, sharing work, courage, strength, challenge, survival, giving for the greater good, formulating beneficial plans.

Buffalo teaches us that true prosperity comes when we are grateful for what we have and when we live in harmony and love with every body and being contained within the universe. You will live like buffalo when you know that abundance is present and when ALL relations are honoured and known as sacred, when you express gratitude for all parts, all aspects of creation.


Brave Bunny, mixed media on panel (detail)


Rabbits are guides into the shadow world, where our personal fears lie.

When the rabbit shows up it is time to examine those deep reflexive fears that hold you back from growing. Do you keep bounding for the safety of your old patterns every time something new or challenging presents itself? If the answer is yes, the rabbit asks you to face your fears with compassion for yourself. You must accept that it is part of human nature to feel fear at times, but also believe that our fears need not paralyze our growth and movement.


Rabbit medicine is also very positive, showing us how to attract love, abundance, health, and a warm, dry burrow. We are guided to move through fear, living by our own wits, receiving hidden teachings and intuitive messages, quick thinking, strengthening intuition, and paradox. Rabbit represents humility, being quiet and soft and not self-asserting. If you see Rabbit or in any way feel attracted to him, this may be a sign for you to wait for the forces of the universe to start moving again, to stop worrying and to get rid of your fears. Rabbit always indicates a need to re-evaluate the process you are undergoing, to rid yourself of any negative feelings or barriers, and to be more humble.


Fly High, paint splatter detail


Lots of things to think and feel when I paint.