I am a fiber artist, living 6 miles from Cody Wyoming, 50 miles from Yellowstone National Park, and 3 miles from Buffalo Bill Resevoir, where every morning I walk. We see everything from Grizzly Bears to the curious, sometimes loud Ravens. As an artist it is a beautiful place to be inspired.
Raven #1 is my 12"X 12" for this months Textile Artists of the Great Yellowstone monthly challenge. The theme this month was "something you may not know about me". And so the Raven. I love this bird, they are fun to watch, they live to be well over 20 years, they have a great sense of humor. Not a single day goes by that I do not see a Raven in the area. They soar, they love the wind, they make everyday play time. Years ago, I met a Native American medicine man, he told me that my spirit guide is the Raven. I am not sure how he would know that, but since that time I value these birds. I have watched them closely,they make me believe that each one that I see will bring me good thoughts, good days. A happy life. They certainly make me smile. This is the 1st in a series I hope to make using the Raven as the constant in quilts.