Jan 6, 2013

Spirit of Bear and Woman


heartfelt
she walked this world
melded with seasons
her ways were natural
spirit and flesh of bear and woman 
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last year i had the honor of photographing
a grizzly bear in our neighborhood:


such wonderful markings under it's eyes
such a beautiful fur coat
and
such long nails!

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 I made this piece on Yupo paper
it is synthetic and slippery

i started with alcohol markers but was not pleased and switched to watercolors,
layer after layer of paint

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15 comments:

  1. She's quite gorgeous...and you can feel her spirit emanating from her. :)

    I'm loving it Tammie!

    Happy Sunday Dear Heart...
    xoxoxo

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  2. your heart, your reverence speaks through your blog touching all of us!




    Aloha
    from Honolulu,
    Comfort Spiral
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  3. Love your bear medicine woman...
    Wow, what a photograph!
    xxx

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  4. How awesome Tammie... a grizzly bear so close... magical photo opportunity... I love your painting... beautiful with eyes that are both gentle and soulful...

    Jenny ♥

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  5. Magical artistic and spiritual connection -- beautiful work!

    ~a\

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  6. oh wow the texture on that bear woman is so rich. Beautiful!

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  7. I hope you used a long lens? Aren't they dangerous? She is extraordinarily beautiful though, dangerous or not.
    http://karenannruane.typepad.com/karen_ruane/

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  8. OMG a real bear!! I'd be far too scared. The most we get around here are foxes and they're pretty timid on the whole. Great photo!xx

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  9. Tammie! So lovely to catch up on all your blog posts, I've missed so much since my laptop died. =_=

    Such a beautiful bear woman. I adore the rich texture and soft colours. Wow! bears are such stunning creatures to see...although from a nice distance. ^^

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  10. Oh look at him
    he is gorgeous and
    a great inspiration
    for your stunning creation.

    Bear woman embraces
    the strength and tenderness
    of a woman.

    I think that
    is why we relate
    so strongly
    to her gentle life force.

    hugs and blessings
    Tammie Lee

    best wishes in the new year

    hugs and love
    Sharon
    xoxoxox

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  11. Beautiful bear woman, wild and mysterious, gentle yet
    strong!
    That's an extraordinary photo, I'm really impressed! :)

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  12. such wonderful messages, i thank each of you so much!

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  13. wow Tammie, this has such a spiritual, symbolic feeling.

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  14. Inspiration from nature to create art inspired by animal ... and everything that surrounds us ...
    Tammie, I admire you, your work is lovely.
    A kiss friend!

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  15. cute♥and well painted!!!!

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