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As has often been said, the most important thing in any relationship is to listen;

Especially if it’s your Spirit/ Animal Guide!


This was made for Animal Spirit Guide Contest, hosted by Pendragon-Arts and CRPhotomanipulation

Skill Level: Intermediate

Guidelines: Show the relationship between a person and their Spirit Guide 

Due Date:  October 15th to November 30th, 2018

Limits: Only One Entry per Person



Spirit Animal: a spirit which guides, helps or protects individual, or nations

Spirit Guide: a spiritual entity who guides, or protects, others

Totem Animals: animals revered as sacred, in certain cultures.



I’m still trying to decide whether to use this,

Or,  This Way , as my entry for Animal Spirit Guide Contest, hosted by Pendragon-Arts and CRPhotomanipulation.

I wouldn’t want to offend the owls or ravens.

As Fairloke says in My version of DeviantART Eclipse, in their suggestion, I could take a poll, even though just a regular participant on DA, without a Core membership.

That sounds cool.


Like anything to do with Spirituality and Personal Beliefs or Traditions, this is extremely complicated.

But, basically, it’s probably best to listen to the animals, because:

They might be Spirit Guides;

Or, their animals, and they probably know more about what’s going on around them than the average human.

In either case, it’s always nice to have help.


More than once, I’ve gotten lost walking around, while it’s gotten cold and dark;

And, hares, Ravens, wolves, or chickadees have pointed the quickest way to go.


Granted, there wasn’t always a lot of clearance on the path; but, they were right.

Whether these were Spirit Guides, or just ordinary hares and rabbits, or birds, and wolves, going about their business, who were watching out for traffic, et cetera; and, who knew the way;

As my Grandma often said, I guess we’ll find out, when we get to the other side; if there is one.

That people don’t respect and listen to anyone, especially animals, enough is patently obvious.


Thanks to all the Stock Artists, Administrator, Hosts, and everyone.




Common Raven Free Stock Photo (Transparent PNG), by firecloak

Snow stock 02, by GillianStock

Cut-out stock PNG 59 - flight of ravens, by Momotte2stocks

Cut-out stock PNG 127 - halloween pair of crows, by Momotte2stocks

Jericho, Wolf PNG, by RAYNExstorm

Flock of birds, by TinaLouiseUk

Flocks birds silhouettes, by TinaLouiseUk


Wintertree on Gravestone by YBsilon-Stock, by YBsilon-Stock

Naked Branches III by YBsilon-Stock, by YBsilon-Stock

Naked Branches IV by YBsilon-Stock, by YBsilon-Stock

Dead Tree with Vines PNG Stock Photo 0036 copy 6, by annamae22

Hanging Branches 02 PNG.., by AledJonesDigitalArt

Dead Branch PNG, by Jean52

Dead branch, by Jean52

Winter Tree PNG Stock Photo 0232 wild flowers, by annamae22

bare trees 2, by margarita-morrigan

Winter tree 1, by margarita-morrigan

Winter tree 2, by margarita-morrigan

Branch, by Black-B-o-x

Branch, by Black-B-o-x

Bare Tree Cut Out, by ManicHysteriaStock

Bare Branched Tree II by YBsilon-Stock, by YBsilon-Stock

Bare-Branched Tree by YBsilon-Stock, by YBsilon-Stock

Bare Tree Png, by TinaLouiseUk

Bare Tree Cut Out, by ManicHysteriaStock


Rock Wall in Snow png stock (reposted), by Mom-EsPeace

Gate ranch, by Jean52

Frozen Gates, by ManicHysteriaStock

642 - big rock, by WolfC-Stock

Gate 11-stock, by 6lell9-stock

Gate, by Green-Ocean-Stock

Rock and snow, by Jean52

Textures and Other Resources:

Texture 95 3000X3000 SNOW, by FrostBo

Texture 203, by Malleni-Stock

Texture 259, by Malleni-Stock

Stars 1136 by zummerfish, by zummerfish

random Starscape, by crowlord1975



Autodesk-Sketchbook Pro and 7

PSE10- Photoshop Elements 10


Asus EP121B Eee Slate

Wacom Tablet


Somehow, people got the idea that they were the pinnacle of Evolution or Creation, and ran with it;

Without considering how that also made Humans part of a larger, largely interdependent whole;

Whether that had evolved over billions of years; or, Divinely Conjured, in six days is immaterial;

Humans haven’t been very good at showing respect for the process that made them, and they rely on, in any case.



Spirit Guides: How to Connect to Your Spirit Guides, by GabrielleBernstein

How to Talk to Your Spirit Guides, by GabrielleBernstein


Listening to:

Lola Blanc - The Magic (Official Video)

Ladyhawke | Magic (Official Video)



I knew someone who said she could transform herself into a crow;

I thought she said “crone”.

[So, needless to say, that didn’t go well.]


Who knows? There are worst things to turn into.

My Dad turned into a Trump-Supporter; before he was just apathetic.

So, yeah, worse…


Take Care of Each Other…



Peter Gabriel - Solsbury Hill

Just listening to this, again;

A Golden Eagle almost landed on me once.

I was just standing there, minding my own business,

When I heard this rustle behind me and turned.

I must have looked like a tree, when they were being harassed by some crows.


Some of my best friends are Ravens;

Hate to admit it; but, I don’t always get on with crows;

And, their Blue Jay cousins, they like to imitate the phone ringing.

Corvus humour… guess they think it’s funny.


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Branka-ArtzHobbyist Digital Artist
Beautiful work, dear :clap:
Good luck with the contest :hug:
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TinaLouiseUkHobbyist Digital Artist
Excellent job, thank you for the stock use and credit :) x
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Wonderful!!! Thanks again for using my stocks Hug 
GEPENDRAGONProfessional Digital Artist
You are so poignant and so very eloquent. As I look at this, I feel the snow falling.... the delicious silence that only falling snow that is covering the land offers with the whispers of nature, sharing with you their secrets. This is so lovely darling!!! I love how, with the counsel and wisdom that is offered to her, she walks out into life, into the world outside her safe zone of her home. The falling snow, the animals, the light really focusing attention on her and her thoughts.... so beautiful... just like you. :heart: I wish you the very best of luck and thank you so much for sharing your vision and inspiration with us in this very personal challenge journey. :happybounce: Airborne Winner Tight Hug Rose Kiss 
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Can-CatStudent Digital Artist
:owl: Thank you. Big Grin 

The animals seem to think I need a lot of guidance.
 They're not wrong. :nod:
GEPENDRAGONProfessional Digital Artist
ha hah a hahaaaaaaaaaa love you sweetie!!!!
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