|Shop update frenzy in the studio!|
Some of my new Bear-inspired beads...
|Bear focals by me (Starry Road Studio).|
|Bear inspired Drum Beads, by me (Starry Road Studio).|
Bear is one of the most represented animals in human cultures throughout time, all over the world. There are many meanings and interpretations. I am most drawn to american indian depictions, stories, and songs.
|Vintage Ursa Major star map print|
|Ursa Major by Speakerine / Florent Bodart|
|Bears Star, by ArtGalla|
|Stargazey Bear by Jo Wright of Bear Print Design|
|Hopi Kachina Mask: Hon / White Bear Kachina|
|Spirit Bear Mask by Brad Starr|
|Haida Sea Bear Mask, Metropolitan Museum of Art|
|Tlingit Totem Pole; photo by Tim Bean|
|Ancient Haisla Bear totem; photo by Pete Ryan|
|Hopi Kachina: Hon, White Bear|
|Zuni Bear Fetish by Bernard Homer|
|Zuni Bear fetish in my collection by Bernard Homer|
|Star Gazer Bear - Zuni Fetish by Jimmy Yawakia|
|Bear charms by Kylie Parry|
|Little Brown Bear by Rebekah Payne / Tree Wings Studio|
|Black Bear charm by BeaKaz|
|Ceramic Bear by Claire Lockwood|
|Aurora Bear by Naos Glass|
|Polymer Bear pendant and jewelry by Luann Udell.|
|Bear Totem by me (Karen Totten / Starry Road Studio)|
Here is an anisnaabe song: Spirt Bear Song. Not too much to see in this video as the camera is positioned behind the drumming circle. But the song comes through nicely. :) I invite you to find a quiet moment and allow your heart to join in the drumbeat, and let the song sink in.
I hope you enjoyed this brief tour of Bear. How does Bear figure in your own life and work?
I'd love to hear!