One of my favourite paintings Two Moons of the Cheyenne, with a wonderful prayer, I hope you enjoy them too. If you would like to see the other portraits please visit the Gallery pages...Karen
Mourning Dove Salish 1888-1936
Children were encouraged to develop strict discipline and a high regard for sharing. When a girl picked her first berries and dug her first roots, they were given away to an elder so she would share her future success. When a child carried water for the home, an elder would give compliments, pretending to taste meat in water carried by a boy or berries in that of a girl. The child was encouraged not to be lazy and to grow straight like a sapling.
...... everything on the earth has a purpose, every disease an herb to cure it, and every person a mission. This is the Indian theory of
Three Card Spread For The Weekend.
Cards - Daughter of Water - Vision Quest - 8 of Fire
My interpretation of this Three Card Spread
Daughter Of Water
You are full to overflowing with love and emotion at this time. Do not
forget that in our rush to share our love with other, we must first love
ourselves. Balance must be achieved within our Spiritual and Material
The card tells us that it is time to look at our life and others from a new
perspective. A reality check is needed this is no time to rush headlong into
untested waters. Open the door on the past, letting go of past traumas and
disappointments, will enable us to move forward, reach out and obtain that which
8 of Fire
A light comes on and you see clearly now. Be guided by your inner voice, you
know which is the right path to follow, the right course of action to take, if
you are to achieve your goal. Delays that have been hampering progress come to
an end, news, telephone calls etc bring hope of change for the better.
Daily Card For Sharing - Spirit Guide
Awakening, revelations, spiritual assistance, psychic experiences, a messenger from another dimension, release.
My interpretation of the card for sharing
Help from the higher realms is on its way! Your guardian angel or spiritual guide has not forgotten you. Sometimes we lose sight of the influence of these unseen forces. Let yourself now be inspired by the wisdom and compassion of your Spirit Guide.
Be aware of the helpful influences which are now coming to the fore in your daily life. There may well be a feeling of renewed vitality and health, a sense of renewal and joy in accomplishments. Sometimes this card indicates a situation which needs to be resolved, or decisions taken, do so and your life pattern will change for the better.
Daily Card for Sharing
Four of Fire 31st May 2012
Completion, change, settlement, successful conclusion as much as a positive beginning, harmony.
My interpretation of the card to share with all...
Something important is drawing to an end, reaching its conclusion. Accept that everything in life has a beginning, middle and an end. Welcome the fact that every situation has its own resolution.
By consciously going through a certain situation all the way, you become capable of finally letting it go completely. As the incense of healing herbs clears stagnant vibrations in the atmosphere, you must let yourself become inwardly empty and clear in order to welcome the new. (If thinking about a relationship this signifies the possibility that may soon change profoundly).
Peace and happiness are available in every moment.
Peace is every step. We shall walk hand in hand.
There are no political solutions to spiritual problems.
Remember: If the Creator put it there, it is in the right place.
The soul would have no rainbow if the eyes had no tears.
Tell your people that, since we were promised we should never be moved, we have been moved five times.
An Indian Chief, 1876.
Today my most recent painting has been finished. It is a 16 x 20
inch, pastel portrait of Native American Fast Elk of the Sioux. I have used a
mixture of Unison and Sennelier Pastels on a sanded board. The preliminary
sketch is drawn out in charcoal, followed by the initial under painting. The
pastels are then applied in layers and blended with fingers and tools, until the
required depth of colour and tone is achieved. This is built up in stages, and
can take many hours to complete. Some of the stages of the painting can be seen
If you would care to see the completed artwork please visit the New Painting Gallery on the website. Karen
Native American Medicine Man
The role of the healers was to get help from the spirit world. Each one would practice healing diseases, healing the mind, promote harmony between people and Earth. The medicine man also had the ability to inflict harm, promote fertility, and secure good hunting and fishing outcomes.
Karen Ivey, Crystal Healing and Readings. Pastel paintings of Native Americans.