...a vision I had.

She's watching Miss Deer!

Wow! It is such a gorgeous day….Those of us living in the Sierra Foothills are being treated to a preview of spring. Everything is so green.

In regards to the Deer, I had a lengthy chat with friend and fellow artist Sheila Boyd the other day. She is a lover of animals. They are her passion! She has walked with mountain lions!!! Realizing I was beginning to come from a place of fear with said Deer, she talked to me about enjoying the magic of her visits. Not hard since she is such an engaging creature. And because listened…..I have settled down so Maia & Zoe seem to be ignoring the Deer unless I am outside too…..I think something may have happened that I was not witness to. There has been a change in the relationship between Maia and the Deer…Yesterday when Maia approached the fence Deer bushed up, ears back, head down…..she looked rather scary. She has a long winters coat and when she bushed up, she looked
big and bad!!

We aren’t running her off unless she is “underfoot”. The other night Michael went out to check on her when the coyotes yipping and yapping was getting too close. There she was, tucked under a tree in the back. He has taken to being her nighttime protector, even leaving his “scent” around the fence! I’ve promised him I won’t get too close.

This week Timberline Gallery is starting the first of what may become many, Art Adventures. This is a program we are putting together for elementary aged school children to introduce them to the arts. Since there is no longer art offered in our schools. The first group of children will be coming this Friday to tour the gallery…learn about various mediums and styles, and then get some hands-on fun. My part in this will be to give them a little guidance while they each make a mask.

The first group of 15 are between the ages of 5 - 15, so I think this may be an Adventure in Art for me too! I woke up this morning with the vision of 15 out of control kids covered in feathers, paint, bones and clay! In an art gallery!!!!!

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Chaska said...

Perhaps, the deer is a messenger. Check into "Animal Talk", or let me know if you'd like me to look it up. It's a good thing, no need to have fear.....just awe.

Griselda said...

Hello my friend, how wonderful to have you here!! I am looking forward to see your new creations and possibly to meet with you when the weather gets warmer. Wishing for you all the creativity and joy you can stand for this New Year. (((((((((hugs)))))))

Chaska said...

Your fear of the deer has been gnawing at me, so I looked it up for you:Deer:

Power of gentleness, love, alertness, camouflage, balance and alertness, attention to subtler outside influences, ability to listen, attention, shows how to walk gracefully and carefully, connections to children and people for best interests of all, vision, hearing, smell, helps discern what actions to be done. Teaches empathy for others, soft direction and leadership abilities. Are you awakening to your own innocence? Are you listening to your inner child? Deer walks softly and gracefully. Are you ready for new opportunities that will reflect this gentle love to others?

Living out in the country as you do, you are being presented with amazing opportunities of gaining wisdom from nature. Man is the only animal which kills each other for sport, therefore to be feared. Here in the suburbs, people put out corn for the deer population! :-)

julie mitchell said...

Hi Chaska & Griselda

Sorry that my fear of the Deer has been gnawing at you Chaska. Really my fear is only for my dog Maia...I enjoy seeing the Deer napping and grazing and really have to reign myself in so as not to feed and pet her. Her beautiful eyes just suck me in!
Griselda, we will have to plan lunch or gallery hop when spring comes...I look forward to it! Hug, hug, julie

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