Wednesday, October 1, 2014

Raven Challenge

The Raven Maven's latest challenge was "Ravens"......Imagine that!  This proved to be a great challenge for the group.  Our group is very flexible, and if someone is not inspired by a particular challenge, so be it.  Whoever wants to participate is free to do so.  I think we came up with some very creative "Raven" pieces!

Our pieces will be on exhibit at the Art Center in Grand Junction, Colorado for the month of November.  Stop in and check it out!




Sociable, ingenious, mystical and comical are just a few words to describe the raven.  The raven is said to be the most intelligent of birds. These amazing birds thrive among humans, as well as in the wilderness.  They are so bold, playful and clever that they are very entertaining to watch as they perform aerobatics and play tricks on other creatures to steal food.  They are also amazing problem solvers. 

The raven has long been considered a bird of ill omen and of interest to creators of myths and legends. In Greek mythology ravens are associated with Apollo, the god of prophecy. They are said to be a symbol of good luck, and were the god's messengers in the mortal world.  Native people of the Pacific Northwest regard the raven as a trickster, bringing fire to people by stealing it from the sun.  There are many more interesting legends about the remarkable corvids.

 They walk with a swagger and talk with an attitude.  I think we humans could learn a thing or two from these creatures!

If you are interested in learning more about the raven there is a wonderful PBS documentary that you can watch on your computer.  Here is the link:

Posted by Nancy