Meanderings 3

November 3, 2017

Then the winds came and a fire that made the sun change its hue.

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I could not breath… for thinking of those in the path of the firestorm.

My prayers are with those who were touched by last month’s fires… for truth, love, and renewal.

 

Meanderings 1 & 2

November 2, 2017

shoreline

It was an uneventful summer…

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Before the winds kicked up…

Nevermore in costume

November 1, 2017

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Last night I saw Nevermore in his Halloween costume circling my neighborhood, he did not stop to tell me what he was trying to be, but he called out to me and I told him to send my regards to the conference of birds.

Meanwhile, I have been busy working on a writing project about the San Francisco SPCA in advance of their 150th anniversary next year and it has tapped my extra time when I would normally do my drawing. I hope to get back to my artistic explorations soon.

The Sun Never Says…

May 22, 2017

Sun

“Even after all this time, the sun never says to the earth, ‘You owe me.’ Look what happens with a love like that, it lights the whole sky.” Words, “The Sun Never Says,” by Hafiz, design by Meredith Eliassen, 2017.

 

 

Fox

Fox design by Meredith Eliassen, 2017.

A fox observed a Crow swoop down and pick of a choice piece of cheese then take safety on a tree branch. He said to himself: “That’s for me.”

Mr. Fox sauntered to the foot of the tree and address the Crow: Madam Crow, how well you look today: how glossy your feathers are, and how sparkling your eyes are. I am sure your voice surpasses that of all other birds, just as your figure does. Please let me hear just one song from you that I may greet you as the Queen of the Birds!

The Crow lifted her head to perform her best “Caw! Caw!” But the moment she opened her beaks, the piece of cheese fell to the ground to be snapped up by Mr. Fox.

“That will do,” he smirked. “All I wanted was your cheese.”

Then he went on his way leaving Madam Crow pondering how this Flatterer robbed her by stealth of both wit and wealth.

Watch out

“Watch out w’en youer gittin’ all you want. Fattenin’ hogs ain’t in luck.” Quote by Joel Chandler Harris, design by Meredith Eliassen, 2017.

Joel Chandler Harris (1848-1908) was an American writer and folklorist best known for his collection of “Uncle Remus” stories “Br’er Rabbit” stories written in dialect. Harris worked as an apprentice on a plantation during his teenage years where he gathered stories from the African-American oral tradition.

A rose by any other name…

February 13, 2017

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Simply a Tudor rose design by Meredith Eliassen, 2017.

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Some flow’rets of Eden ye still inherit, but the trail of the serpent is over them all.” Words by Thomas Moore from Lalla-Rookh (1817). The name Lalla Rookh or Lala-Rukh means “tulip cheeked” and is an endearment frequently used in Persian poetry. Tulip design by Meredith Eliassen, 2016.

The dragged trail bead motif is a pattern on glass that is created when a contrasting color is trailed onto a base color in parallel lines then an instrument is used to drag the trail in a perpendicular direction with a combing motion. This is a feather design where the dragging alternates up and down.

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Photograph of dragged trail bead.

 

 

 

 

A Prayer for Unity

November 9, 2016

Doves

Peace, joy, and love design with two doves form a heart by Meredith Eliassen, 2015.

For the Clinton Family, thank you.

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Palm Trees

Drawing of a palm tree by Meredith Eliassen. Notecard