This painting began a long time ago - more than a year - during a workshop with Pat Dews. The woman's face peering from the black bird was a watercolor creation waiting for inspiration. I grabbed it with the intention of painting over, but it became more of a painting around. First the bird (the boundaries of the mind, perhaps?) and then the background (in the style of Stan Kurth) . When the Gandhi quote crossed my path, it dawned on me that the piece required a layer of protection - the ghostly coyote/wolf stands between an open mind and the world, allowing a moment to choose which thoughts to allow passage through. Only those with clean feet, of course. Perhaps a new doormat and boot tray are recommended?
The blog (and the blogger) will be on vacation next week as we spend time with loved ones and gather joy for our pockets. Wishing you and yours a delightfully malarkey-filled Thanksgiving.
Jen Jovan and her imaJENation