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Akiko Watanabe’s Ravens

Akiko Watanabe was born and raised in Japan. She studied electrical engineering, Japanese art and culture, and English, and became a professional technical translator of English and Japanese. In 1981 she moved to the San Francisco Bay Area where she and her husband share their home with their large family of rescued cats, who are often the models for her art. Akiko was always interested in art...

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John Cusack & “The Raven

We have news of John Cusack's upcoming film "The Raven" which will be directed by James McTeigue.  Cusack is starring as Edgar Allan Poe in  a fictionalized story about Poe teaming up with a detective (played by Luke Evans) to search for a serial killer who has kidnapped the author’s fiancée (Alice Eve) and gone on a murder spree that recalls Poe’s stories.     Click here for Steve’s...

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Scarecrows – Scary or Wary?

The scarecrow is commonly associated with modern references like the Wizard of Oz and Batman, but its original purpose was to discourage birds such as crows or magpies from disturbing and feeding on recently cast seed and growing crops.The earliest reference is in Japanese lore (circa 700 AD) in which a Kuebiko is depicted as adiety which knows everything of the world from its unmoving location...

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Raven the Trickster

Raven the Trickster by  Canadian poet Gail Robinson is a collection of myths from the Native Americans of the Pacific North West coast of America and Canada originally published in 1982 and set for re-release this fall (you can also find it in your local library in North America). These are some of the wonderful illustrations for this book by Joanna Troughton. ...

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Rachel Rolseth’s Ravens

Rachel Rolseth was raised in suburban Minnesota, USA, and now lives in Minneapolis, where Ravens are a common sight among the remaining Elm treetops, and crows take over the parks en-masse. "Painting is my passion, my therapy and sometimes my soapbox. Mostly though, painting is a way for me to exaggerate the beauty that already exists in the world and to share that vision with others. It...

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Kerri Fuhr Glass

Kerri Fuhr is a Canadian glass bead artist specializing in miniature portraits of whimsical animals. She uses a variety of materials such as antique ivory and Italian glass. This bead was handcrafted with Italian glass and wound on a 3/32" mandrel. The raven is made from thin glass "stringer" and is melted directly into the bead....

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