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About watchfulcrow

Artist. Animal friend. Rural inhabitant. Even though I live in a rural area where my ancestors put down roots almost 200 years ago, I'm still an outsider in many ways. So I guess that's why I find creating these interesting characters so satisfying. I'm married to a very patient guy (picture the Marlboro Man) and am a caretaker to a slew of four-legged adorable canine and feline beings who I consider to be the most perfect souls on earth. We have two equine beings who are equally as adorable as well.

“The Animal: A Tribute”

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     Click on picture to see print in my Etsy store.

I was deeply moved and angered by the recent murder of Cecil the lion this summer by a heartless hunter who paid to have him lured out of a preserve so he could shoot him with a bow and arrow. Cecil fled after being shot and it took the hunting team 40 hrs. to locate his body… Cecil lay suffering for countless hours. Game hunting continues as a major tourist attraction for many countries and a profitable hobby for the wealthy.

This print was done in honor of Cecil and all of the animals who lost their lives and who will lose their lives in order to feed the ego of man. The quote on the print is from Henry Beston and it reads:

“For the animal shall not be measured by man. In a world older and more complete than ours, they move finished and complete, gifted with the extension of the senses we have lost or never attained, living by voices we shall never hear. They are not brethren, they are not underlings: they are other nations, caught with ourselves in the net of life and time, fellow prisoners of the splendour and travail of the earth.”

Hopefully Cecil’s death will not be in vain. Because of his death the issue of game hunting was brought into the forefront. I can only hope and pray the outrage will continue until the beautiful and pure creatures of this world are safe.


“Corvus”

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Click on picture to see “Clovus” in my Etsy store : )

Brilliant, misunderstood, mysterious and mythic. Moving through this world with bravery and a straightforward acceptance of his surroundings; simultaneously straddling between the world of man and the realm of the spirit. Meet “Corvus.”

Fancy words aside, ravens and crows are such incredible beings on this earth. Scientists are just scratching the surface in unlocking the mysteries of their minds and abilities. Sharing the world with them is an honor.

“I am Raven. I am black as liquid night with wings and my eyes are stars to see by.”  ― H. Raven Rose, Liquid Me: A Collection of Poetry and Prose


“We Stand Together”

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This print was made in honor of all the dogs and families who have suffered because of BSL or Breed Specific Legislation. Certain municipal governments have banned certain dog breeds from living within their borders. As a result beloved innocent family pets have been taken from their homes and euthanized simply because they are of a certain breed. There are heartbreaking stories too sad to tell.

I have a wonderfully sensitive, goofy and adorable Doberman Pinscher/Rottweiler mix named Anne as part of my family. She is my hero.

The real criminals are the humans who abuse these innocent creatures. If you see or are aware of any animal abuse,  please contact the authorities. Animals are truly at the mercy of humans. Please be their protector.

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“The Doberman Sisters”

The Doberman Sisters MRM created 3-25-15

Just a couple of fun-lovin’ gals!


“Civil War Boxer”

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“Pastel Stella”

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“Wallace With The Snowy Nose”

I live in Pennsylvania. While we don’t get the worst winter weather in the country (I can only think of those poor folks in New England right now) we get our fair share of trying winter conditions. If you have anything that needs to be done outside it takes a fair amount of fortitude to get yourself out there. Whether its driving (a terrifying experience) or barn work (in my case caring for two horses) sometimes one has to just “plow through.” My husband says that to live in this area people have to “have a lot of bark on them.” As in tree bark. Same thing as a tough skin. So I decided I’d showcase Wallace. Obviously “Wallace With The Snowy Nose” spends a fair amount of time out in the elements. Although he’s all dressed up with some place to go he still can’t erase all the evidence of his true nature. At this time of year those of us who must deal with winter weather can hope a little of Wallace can be with us all.


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