Bug Rap

Familiar things are comforting; that’s why little children like to hear the same stories over and over again. Lil’ Wum is actually the farmer’s friend, he helps to improve the soil and nurtures organisms and increases the amount of air and water that get into the soil and leaving behind castings that provide valuable fertilizer. A plant’s roots allow it to receive the nutrients that Lil’ Wum carries. What Lil’ Wum does not realize is that the bird flying above carries a seed that could become a great plant. Drawing by Meredith Eliassen, 2018.

K-T-did: What’s up! Zit! Zit!

Lil’ Wum: Bu’d a buv

K-T-did: Yeh, Yeh… click

Dragonfly: Talk to me… Whush!

K-T-did: Lisp… lisp… zit! Click!

Dragonfly: Whush!

Bee: Buzz lisp… lisp… zit! Oh dang!

While the lil’ critters fretted, the “bud” dropped a seed that would grow tall.

Thistle

Meanwhile, the “bud” carried a maritime plant seed that grew into a giant thistle on an island where it took root and was given the space to grow. Drawing by Meredith Eliassen, 2018.

 

For a wanderer…

July 14, 2018

lax soul quote

“The soul cannot rest in the landscape, no matter how fine.” Words from “In the Beginning was Love: Contemplative Words of Robert Lax,” edited with an introduction by S. T. Georgiou (2015), design by Meredith Eliassen, 2018.

Notecard

Sometimes life brings challenges that require us to go out into the world to seek help… in doing that we pass sign posts of our lives and meet people on a shared path that nobody expected to take… on that path much good can be found if one looks upwards and beyond the immediate situation. The “Survivors’ Hub” series came out of my need to do art… the designs are simple, and the textures are meditations. As I shared them with folks on my path, they understood…

Art Deco Birds - pink

Surviving requires unity of thought, purpose, and action despite adversity. The three birds in flight symbolize spiritual unity that brings healing individually and collectively. Design by Meredith Eliassen, 2017.

Survivors’ Hub Unity Birds Postcard

Survivor

“Survivor. I stumbled, fell, I cried, why, Abba! You lifted me, showed me who I was meant… to be… one step at a time.”

In Unity

June 17, 2016

In Flight

Three birds fly in formation, Art Deco design by Meredith Eliassen.