Tuesday, May 11, 2010

Turtle Prayer


"Turtle Prayer"
Watercolor

"And the turtles, of course...
All the turtles are free-
As turtles and, maybe, all
creatures should be."
- Dr. Seuss -

I've been thinking about all that environmental destruction down in the Gulf area. Though I cannot be down to physically help, perhaps I can create a painting with intention and prayers. Yes, we as creative beings, can make a difference. This turtle is sending healing energy down to his Gulf brothers, sisters, and all creatures who reside in the Ocean and outside of it.

Perhaps I'll work more on the turtle's background in time. I notice that the paper has dark shadows above the creature. This came about unintentionally as I scanned it into my computer. For now, I rather like that effect. And, so I leave this creation now, hoping that turtle prayer will be heard across the miles......Hm, maybe being an environmental artist would be fulfilling.....


2 comments:

julie mitchell said...

I like the turtle...they are one of my totems...
I also appreciate the prayers you are sending to the gulf. We humans are certainly making a mess of it aren't. Mother Earth will shift, change, evolve...but she might just shake us off and try something new.
enjoy...

Doris said...

Every man's friend!
And what a gorgeous turtle he is!
Captured the soul completely!