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This Way

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This Way, Or,  Heard the Owl Call My Name

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This is my second attempt at this theme.

My first was Listen , for Animal Spirit Guide Contest, hosted by Pendragon-Arts and CRPhotomanipulation.

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I actually did hear an Owl my name, more than once.

Usually, it’s something like, “Hey! This way! C'mon!"

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Update: 

This resizes some of the participants, adjusts some of the colours, etc.

There’s still a debate between the Owls and Ravens, whether to submit this;

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

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.

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Memo:

It seems like I get lost a lot.

Actually, that's true. The first thing the animals learn is, "Where's Cat? Go find Cat!"

Once, when I drove,  I ended up 180 degrees from where I was supposed to be,  in the wrong town.

The clerk at the Quilt Story was very nice, even if she looked a little befuddled,

When I asked for directions; and, she had to tell me I was at the wrong end of the county.

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The animals always think it’s funny to double back on their own tracks.

And, they’re right. It’s always funny when you’re following a trail;

And, hear someone laughing, or chuffing, behind you.

The White Tail Bucks make a chuffing sound, like a Black Bear;

Which they seem to think is uproarious.

I think I’ll miss that when I’m not here anymore;

But, who knows, maybe they’ll be wherever we’re going.
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There is a tradition that all the animals we’ve known in life,

Will meet us to decide where we go in the next life, if there is one.

As my Grandma used to say, “Guess we’ll find out when we get there.”

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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

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Definitions:

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.

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It’s always best to listen to the animals.

They probably have a better idea of what’s going on around them.

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

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Resources:

Owl2, by AriaNigthly

BARN OWL STOCK, by Theshelfs

Winter Portrait - Stock model reference 7, by faestock

Texture 95 3000X3000 SNOW, by FrostBo

Walking Stick png stock, by Mom-EsPeace

DSC09457 Fedora 6, by wintersmagicstock [I love this hat!]

Snowscape Stock 75, by Sed-rah-Stock

Sequoia National Park 1, by FantasyStock

Eyeglasses png stock, by Mom-EsPeace

Backpackside Png Stock (updated), by Mom-EsPeace

Jericho, Wolf PNG, by RAYNExstorm

Flock of birds, by TinaLouiseUk

Flocks birds silhouettes, by TinaLouiseUk

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Other Resources:

[I used parts of the previous piece, Listen, as part of the background and foreground.]

Fauna:

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

Flora:

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

Background:

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

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Software:

Autodesk-Sketchbook Pro and 7

PSE10- Photoshop Elements 10

Hardware:

Asus EP121B Eee Slate

Wacom Tablet

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Reference: 

I Heard the Owl Call My Name is a best-selling 1960s book by Margaret Craven.

The book tells the story of a young Anglican vicar named Mark Brian who has not long to live, and also who learns about the meaning of life when he is to be sent to a First Nations parish in British Columbia.

Disclaimer:
It would be interesting to see how the book and the movie's research and presentation stand up.
They were very popular at the time; but, people's perspectives change.
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I remember my Mum had this book. She was always had half a dozen things, from science books to popular fiction, autobiography, and philosophy, next to her station.

My Mum and her parents and Grandparents had to drop out of school to go to work.

But, they never stopped learning.

They literally read everything within reach.

It often struck me how I heard people in class ask the teacher if they “had to” read something;

Or, if it was "going to be on the exam", like it was some unbearable chore.

But, here people who were always learning, and trying to figure out what was happening, and why;

And, find a better way of doing things.

My Mum believed learning was an on-going process, or could be, which would go on forever;

She believed that God[s] and angels are still always learning, too;

Who knows?

She and Granddad often said: if you’re learning something, fine;

And, if we’re not having fun, what’s the point?

Presumably, those two go together.

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Watching:

I Heard The Owl Call My Name Full Movie

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Listening to:

God Is Alive Magic Is Afoot Buffy Sainte-Marie

-Sleeping At Last - "Saturn" (Official Music Video)

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Take Care of Each Other…

-Cat…

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TinaLouiseUkHobbyist Digital Artist
Beautifully done, thank you for stock use and credit :) x
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Nice work Clap Clap Clap 
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GEPENDRAGONProfessional Digital Artist
Do you wish to change entries darling? You can, just note me. Both, including this I just love and you embody the spirit of this challenge soo much!!!!! :tighthug: :glomp: :love:
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Branka-ArtzHobbyist Digital Artist
Gorgeous work, Cat :clap: