Tranquil and detached, owls are quiet observers. They are mysterious creatures, deriving nobility from the same characteristics that give them an air of homeliness.
Author Archive | ekwetzel
I never thought that I would be accepted as a vendor for Renegade Craft Fair in Seattle this winter. Renegade is huge. Their Instagram account alone has 139,000 followers. I had to put up my entire booth fee with my application, and all autumn I was making plans for what I would do with the money when they rejected me and I got my refund. (more…)
This series of six original wolf paintings wraps up my intensive focus on wolf symbols in folklore. Each of these paintings is for sale in my shop (or you can click on the image to go directly to each listing). (more…)
Craft fairs and holiday sales are all wrapped up for the year. I feel so grateful for the support you give me and the connectivity I have with you. Thank you for being a part of my life and work! (more…)
The 2016 Keepsake Ornament!
Ever since my first Christmas, my family added a new ornament to the tree. I carried this tradition forward with my own family. My kids each have a shoe box with a lined piece of paper full of dates and descriptions and names of loved ones who sent us a token of their affection to hang on our Christmas tree. (more…)
In Egyptian mythology, Wepwawet was a deity with the head of a wolf. His name means “opener of the ways” and he is often depicted as a wolf standing at the prow of a solar-boat. In later texts, he was referred to as Ra, the “opener” of the sky. (more…)
When the heaviness of the world gets me down, the best ways I know to light the darkness is by nurturing my friendships, making art, and finding ways to help others.
And when you support an artist like me, you help keep our creative community alive, and we want to give something back. (more…)
Wolves survive because they embody a fierceness that frightens their enemies and a passion that sustains their loved ones. According to Vuk Karadžić–the father of the study of Serbian folklore–in this Slavic tradition, a woman who had lost several babies in succession would name her newborn son Vuk (translated: wolf), because it was believed that the witches, who “ate” the babies, were afraid to attack the wolves. (more…)
Legends surrounding Saint Francis of Assisi show him befriending a wolf. (more…)
WIN FREE ART
You guys are so so so awesome & your support for my art has been amazing. As we ramp up for the Holiday season, I want to give you a chance to win a FREE ORIGINAL PAINTING from my shop. Any painting. Your choice. (more…)