Jan 17, 2015

DC: Toast, Mountain Lion


in a dream last week 
there was a mountain lion in my forest
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with the inspiration: toast

one meaning for 'toast':
a person or thing held in high regard by a particular group

surely the beings of the forest hold a lion in this fashion
high regard
I know that i do



eloquant
she is the toast of the meadows
the woods

known for prowess
she strolls with a goddess
in balance with the land
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to see others expression of Toast

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34 comments:

  1. dear tammie, what a beautiful picture and wonderful words!
    :-) mano

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    1. sounds like the cougar might be a good totem for you, at least to consider.

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  3. you pictured your dream in a most elegant way , your forest is a wonderful place no doubt.

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    1. thank you renilde, it is meaningful to take something from a dream and portray it. we do have lions in our woods, though i have not seen their tracks lately. the snow is very deep this winter and hunting must be easy for them.... our forest is wonderful and wild.

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  4. Hi Tammie Lee,
    I just LOVE this painting... The subject is great, and the color palette is beautiful!

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    1. so glad you love this painting Penny! thank you!

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  5. wauw...
    such a strong drawing
    and nice words
    i would like to walk there
    with that lion
    for i am a lion
    my zodiac sign is Leo ;^))

    x

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    1. ah, so you are a leo, the cat family is such an intriguing family!
      imagining the kinship is such a powerful thing.

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  6. moutains lions are one of my favorite animals... I love how you draw your dream, the woman looks so strong.
    x Stefanie

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    1. one of your favorites, how wonderful. thank you Stefanie.

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  7. Again a wonderful painting. I do love the color combination you've choosen. - eric

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  8. She's so lovely Tammie! I remember one year, when the children were very little, we were at my cabin with friends and three dogs: my malamute Hunter, a friend's golden, and a blue tick hound I just rescued. A mountain lion was stalking the family and we spied him from across the pond. The dogs froze, the golden turned into a bowl of jelly, Hunter started to bark (and scared himself because he didn't know he could), and the hound, Sam, flew off after the beast and treed him up a 50 ft tree. Some of the adults stayed with the children, one got in a car and went to get the farmer down the road, and some of us, including me, went after Sam to find out where the lion was. The lion jumped the 50 ft down and ran away with Sam in hot pursuit. I thought that would be the end of Sam, but he came back about three hours later with his tongue so far out of his mouth it was ridiculous, happy as a clam. Sam eventually went to live with a hunter in the country and lived out his happy life there chasing all sorts of things. But I'll never forget seeing that magnificent cat jump the 50 ft and disappear. What a sight. Thank you so much for joining my dear. X

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    1. that is quite a story Veronica! thank you for sharing it with us. wild animals do what they do and only rarely to we become part of it. for me it keeps life in check and quite respectful and aware of my environment. you won't find me walking the woods with headphones for music in my ears.

      thank you for hosting!

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  9. Nice interpretation Tammie! and such a powerful image the mountain lion- one of my favorite animal symbols - lucky dream and great painting!!

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  10. Beautiful! Loved how you changed up the meaning of "toast."

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  11. Lovely paining, strong and soulful.
    Mountain lions are called cougars in Canada. On Vancouver Island our cougars smaller but strong.
    Happy dreaming to you this week. xo

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  12. I love your take on toast. And your artwork is gorgeous. Nicely done!

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  13. Wonderful artwork, and your words so wise. Thank you.

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  14. Beautiful painting.
    beautiful words.
    As always.

    And I've got to tell you that the image flashed me back some 14-15 years ... to a dream I had involving a white lioness. It was during some intense healing work I was doing at the time. I woke up with scratches. ::nods:: So ... this beautiful painting resonates *deeply!*

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    1. that is one amazing dream Rose
      me thinks it is more than a dream
      the sort that change us
      and stay with us for quite some time or even life
      thank you for sharing!

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  15. I love the strong bright colours in this painting, and the connection between human and animal. Beautiful ...

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  16. the coincidence of finding your lion here, and me buying a lion's mask yesterday, for upcoming carnival days. not that i will be diving into carnival madness, but simply hanging that mask on a hallway hook. now it will always make me think of you too! n♥

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    1. i love that sort of happening!

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  17. Ha Tammie, a nice walk in your forest ....
    with the lion on your side beautiful colors
    in an equally beautiful landscape.
    Weather so beautiful a gem !!
    dear greeting Christiene ..............

    Ha Tammie,een mooie wandeling in jou bos....
    met de leeuw aan je zij prachtige kleuren
    in een even zo mooi landschap.
    Weer zo mooi een pareltje!!
    lieve groet Christiene..............

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  18. This is a felicitous watercolor1 The sky is so free, the soul is strong and quiuet in herself and in the middle of herself. Beside her the lion with soft silent paws walking like a king in the same rhythm as she.

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  19. Tammie this is such a fabulous painting!! So full of story and how I love how you bring your dream and the theme together!! This painting of yours is one of my favorits!! ♥ Conny
    Piaroms Art Journaling

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  20. Tammie you amaze me, this is sooooooooo AWESOME!!!!

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  21. There is something very powerful about this painting, something spiritual, the calm lion, the lady in her long skirt, the purple hills and the lime green.
    There is movement too, they are walking along together, I can see it.
    And what a truly imaginative and inventive interpretation of the theme.

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  22. Beautiful! I love your brush strokes on the lion. And that sky! So lovely.

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  23. This leaves me speechless. Speechless. There are no words but, love...

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