Staedtler 110HB and Derwent Graphite HB pencils on DalerRowney 300gsm watercolour paper
Black Crow – Corvus capensis

Crow is an omen of change. Crows live in the void and have no sense of time, therefore being able to see past, present and future simultaneously. They unite both the light and the dark, both the inner and the outer. Crow is the totem of the Great Spirit and must be held with the utmost respected. They are representations of creation and spiritual strength.

Throughout history there have been many (unnecessary) conflicts and wars between humans due to differing moral and religious beliefs. To truly create a new age of love, peace and harmony it is of high importance for us to be able to transcend our particular cultural limitations and to hold in our hearts and souls what we share as spiritual beings in human form. We are all connected, infinitely and composed of the same ‘stuff’. We need to realise that hurting others only hurts ourselves. Crow is the bird which represents this transcendence.

Crow can also teach us to be mindful about judging people automatically. Be mindful of your opinions and actions. You need to walk your talk, to speak your truth and to know your life’s mission. Again, trust your intuition and personal integrity, to create your own standards, whether or not they match those of the world around you. Be an individual, think for yourself, don’t necessarily follow the crowd!

  1. 24th May 2012 – FEATURED in The Birds
  2. 11th June 2012 – FEATURED in Sketching & Drawings

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I am a watercolorist living on my little piece of African soil in Tarlton, Gauteng, South Africa. The inspiration for my art is the wonderfully rich variety of Fauna and Flora to be found throughout this beautiful country.
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Comments

  • Elizabeth Kendall
    Elizabeth Kendallover 2 years ago

    A wonderful and beautiful pencil sketch Maree!

  • Thank you Elizabeth, appreciate that fav!

    – Maree Clarkson

  • aprilann
    aprilannover 2 years ago

    Congratulations on having your image selected to be featured in the group “The Birds”.

    Great job!
    co-host – April

  • Wow, this is wonderful! thank you for the feature April, much appreciated!

    – Maree Clarkson

  • cathywillett
    cathywillettover 2 years ago

    Awesome drawing!! Congrats on your feature!

  • Thanks ever so much Cathy!

    – Maree Clarkson

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