Dandelion Dreamcatcher & Chameleon Prints


Golden Dreams Dreamcatcher

An Ojibwe legend recounted by American ethnographer Frances Densmore says the dreamcatcher originates with Spider Woman, known as Asibikaashi; if you like this dreamcatcher, you might also like or prefer my other dreamcatcher design she took care of the children and the people on the land. As the Ojibwe Nation spread to the corners of North America it became difficult for Asibikaashi to reach all the children.4 So the mothers and grandmothers would weave magical webs for the children, using willow hoops and sinew, or cordage made from plants:

Even infants were provided with protective charms. Examples of these are the “spiderwebs” hung on the hoop of a cradle board. These articles consisted of wooden hoops about 3½ inches in diameter filled with an imitation of a spider’s web made of fine yarn, usually dyed red. In old times this netting was made of nettle fiber. Two spider webs were usually hung on the hoop, and it was said that they “caught any harm that might be in the air as a spider’s web catches and holds whatever comes in contact with it.” (Wikipedia)


Chameleons

Chameleons are so fascinating. Check out another of my gecko designs available on prints here We now know that Chameleons have a layer of skin containing Guanine nanocrystals and by changing the distance between these crystals, Chameleons can change colour.

Chameleons
By Cassidy (Karin) Taylor
I have crystals in my skin!
I am a Chameleon!
I can turn red, white or blue
And almost any other hue
I am a little carnivore
For breakfast I eat crickets, four!
At lunch I feast on bugs galore!
At nine o’clock in full moon’s light
I’ll have some kale and dandelion
For morning tea I’ll nibble leaves
Dessert will be some blueberries
Supper is my favourite snack
I get to eat alfalfa sprouts!

Did you know people blow the seeds of the dandelion globe to send loving thoughts? How lovely. Lots of children wish on dandelion globes too. I’ve created 4 designs, all the same apart from different backgrounds. Each seed is loving hand painted and hand placed. This is sky (sky blue), there are also denim (dark blue), dove (soft grey), cotton (white) and sky (sky blue).

Dandelion Wishes denim
Dandelion Wishes dove
Dandelion Wishes cotton
Dandelion Wishes sky


Dandelion Wishes denim
Dandelion Wishes dove
Dandelion Wishes cotton
Dandelion Wishes sky


Dandelion Wishes denim
Dandelion Wishes dove
Dandelion Wishes cotton
Dandelion Wishes sky

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