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Raven & Crow Tattoos

For many ancient peoples, the raven is a powerful animal totem, a protector,spirit guide, or god.  He's a shape-shifting messenger and a symbol of transformation.  Black plumage invokes an air of mistique, secrecy, and elegance. The Raven is also a powerful sun symbol. From the earliest times, raven myths tell of its intelligence and concern for humans.  As we wrote about in Mythological Ravens, and...

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What Smells Fishy?

Once found only along the Southeastern coast of the United States, fish crows have spread north. They've also moved inland, chowing down on a half-eaten Filet-o-Fish as well as a beached red snapper. Robert Miller of Newstimes.com writes,"I hear it when I walk across The News-Times parking lot on the way into work in the morning -- a sort of sneezy nasal caw, like a crow with adenoid problems...

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Raven Pop Art of Eelus

Possessing a sort of maniac calm, Eelus is a self-proscribed street artist. "My career as a graphic artist began when I was 10 years old in the ruthless, Thunderdome like playground of a Wigan primary school. Being quite handy with the old pencil, I decided to tool myself up and began knocking out hand drawn posters of the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles to either A: sell for...

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Cameron Kaseberg Crows

Cameron Kaseberg is becoming known as the artist who has taken the solvent transfer process of image making further than any artist working today. He has developed the once obscure process, brought to prominence in the 1950s by Robert Rauchenberg, to new levels of expressiveness. In Northwest regional exhibits and at national art fairs, Kaseberg's works have been received with enthusiasm for their inventiveness and as...

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The Spirit Ravens of Qualicum Beach

We’ve all heard of the black raven, but rare sightings of a white version of the bird now have birding enthusiasts flocking to the island in hopes of spotting one. Qualicum Beach, a beach and town on Vancouver Island British Columbia, has been home to rare white ravens for the past few years. This year, at least one new white raven has hatched, prompting birders to flock...

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Nichole Yanota’s Brilliant Natural World

Raised in the foothills of the Sonoran Desert, Nichole Yanota was greatly influenced by the brilliance of her natural world; the blossoming cactus a perfect coexistence of the fragile and the fierce. In early life, her drawings rose to the challenge of recording emotions and experiences, and became her voice for expressing ideals. She left the desert for the mountains in 2006 and now resides in...

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Beth Surdut Raven Art Exhibition

Beth Surdut's new solo exhibit Listening To Raven contains several new pieces and opens at the Randall Davey Audubon Center July 9 from 5-7 pm. She has cordially invited our readers in the New Mexico area to attend!  Beth will also be included in the Randall Davey Wildlife Invitational through June 30. You are also invited to head over and share your  Raven stories at...

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The Raven Animated Short Film

The challenge of animating a popular poem such as Edgar Allan Poe’s “The Raven” is to effectively represent the mood, style and most importantly the voice of the poem. Inspired by the haunting literary imagery within the poem itself as well as illustrations by Edward Gorey,Michael Dibblee has created a dark, ominous visual that compliments and reinforces the poem. View more of Michael's work at michaeldibblee.com       ...

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