W&N watercolour on Bockingford 300gsm
A Crow feather in my garden – Tarlton, Gauteng, South Africa

“Place Crow feathers around the yard and garden to ward off evil spirits.”

Finding a glossy black feather from a raven or crow means “send a messenger to the unseen worlds for help or answers.” Which really means meditate on it to find the answers.

It is commonly thought in most cultures that feathers are symbols of higher thought, spiritual progression. It is said that when you find a feather on the ground it is a sign that you are getting a message soon. “Finding a feather” on your path tells you you are on the right path. Finding feathers around your home is also symbolic of having a lighter outlook on life or a particular situation. When we see feathers in our midst it is considered a message that we need to lighten up, not take things too seriously, and try to find the joy in our situation.

But it can also be that, either a bird is loose in your house, or a pillow exploded!

  1. 11th December 2012 – FEATURED in Decorative and Traditional Art
  2. 8th January 2013 – FEATURED in Image Writing


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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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  • Elizabeth Kendall
    Elizabeth Kendallover 1 year ago


  • Thank you Mrs. Kendall!

    – Maree Clarkson

  • Susan Duffey
    Susan Duffeyover 1 year ago

    lovely image – rich neutrals contrasting with the airy background

  • Thank you for your lovely words Susan, glad you like it!

    – Maree Clarkson

  • Joyce Ann Burton-Sousa
    Joyce Ann Burt...over 1 year ago

    Nice. LIght and lovely.

  • Thanks a lot Joyce!

    – Maree Clarkson

  • Magaret Meintjes
    Magaret Meintjesover 1 year ago

    Just adore the art and writing!

  • Smile! Thanks ever so much Magriet!

    – Maree Clarkson

  • missmoneypenny
    missmoneypennyover 1 year ago

    Beautiful work

  • Thanks ever so much Chris, appreciate that fav!

    – Maree Clarkson

  • Renee Blake
    Renee Blakeover 1 year ago

    Beautiful ~

  • Wow, glad you like it Renee and thank you for the fav!

    – Maree Clarkson

  • linmarie
  • Sally Griffin
    Sally Griffinover 1 year ago

    congrats on your feature, Maree….looks as if floating on air….beautiful colors!

  • Kanages Ramesh
    Kanages Rameshover 1 year ago
  • Thank you for the feature Ramesh, greatly appreciated!

    – Maree Clarkson

  • Elizabeth Kendall
    Elizabeth Kendallover 1 year ago

    Simplicity is the greatest adornment of art!!

  • Aaaah, I so agree Elizabeth, thank you!

    – Maree Clarkson

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