Wearing your massive antlers
Like a crown of courage and wisdom
Growing strong, widening and opening as they
Gather universal knowledge
Your power is ancient
Your energy sacred
With such a fearless and resolute spirit
A creature of contradictions
You know when to be gentle
And when to be strong
You are huge and yet
Able to move unseen
You teach us the power of presence and stability
And how to move through our world
With confidence and self-esteem.
Prose by Carol Cavalaris ©
Credits: Another in my 'Dream Catcher' series, paying tribute to the magnificent and massive moose. Created in Photoshop CS, using moose photos, painting techniques, dream catcher and feathers by pixels 29, blended with a background by TheSlinger.
Hope you enjoy. :o)
Jun 16, 2011 4:35:42 pmby Chipka Online Now! Homepage »
Such amazing creatures, and I have to say that I'm glad that they're the inspiration for Bullwinkle as well; there's something surreal about them too...they're instantly recognizable, they're oddly graceful despite the weight those antlers must possess, and they always seem so incredibly calm and vaguely detached in an almost feline way. Needless to say that I like them immensely, but I'm pretty hard-pressed to find an animal I don't like. As for this bit of work, it's up to your usual high standard and I love the mix of reality and a sort of idealized spirituality (if that makes any kind of sense) that you employ so well. Wonderful details. This is one of those images you can just sit with for a long time, and that's never a bad thing! Great work, as always.