Friday, March 25, 2011

Owl Sisters

This beautiful print is by an Australian artist. Lindy Longhurst of   Serpent Mandalas Please click the link to see more of Lindy's art although I admit this is one of my favourites.  I chose a smaller version of this for my sister's birthday gift and then I went  searching for other owl paintings and mixed media collages, depicting beautiful girls and owls.
I was surprised to find so many on Etsy, so I created a treasury. It is called Owl Sisters - just click to find some amazing art work, linking girls and owls or you can see the images in the Etsy Mini  in the side bar to the right.
Some old  Australian Aboriginal beliefs assert that bats represent the souls of men and owls the souls of women. Owls are therefore sacred, because your sister is an Owl - and the Owl is your sister.

A few years ago, I planned to make a series of "bird" women. I did finish the owl woman, but that is as far as I got. However, recently I have started to make a series of  "stick" dolls as bird totems ... well, I have one made - a rose robin, a common bird in Eastern Australia.  Owls are next...

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