The Lion Cometh – 1 – (Redux)

LEOLeo is my sun sign – on Wednesday the sun entered the astrological sign of The Lion, always a potent and pivotal force for change, strength and confirmation in my life.

I am re-posting my ‘Celebration of Leo’ series from last year with some edits here and there. This constitutes a blogging summer break of sorts for me as I give my days renovating my patio and condo and preparing my art for a few local community exhibitions. Summertime, for me, is not the “lazy, hazy days” of the song but a time when I feel at the peak of my focussed energy and accomplish more than at any other time of year. In this month of my day of birth I conjure the strength and power of the lion and the subtle wisdom of the domestic cat. Under the mid-year sun and it’s heat I am more myself than I am in all other seasons.

Leo StarMy Leo Star, drawn from the astrological colours given to this sign.

Even though the nature of the lion is a powerful part of who I am, his domestic kin, the pussycat, is a more present and comfortable spirit that shares my days. I waver frequently between both energies.

Brit lionMr B

This and the next few posts will be in honour of the Lion, in words, images and music…

 

Leo wall art by unknown artist, Italy. / Leo Star by clinock / British Lion painting by L D Luard. / Cat photo of Mr. Bunbury who died last year, still cherished and missed. / You Tube video by great Canadian singer, Bruce Cockburn.

The Lion Cometh (1)

LEO

Leo is my sun sign – yesterday, at the edge of a full moon, the sun entered the astrological sign of The Lion – always a potent and pivotal force for change, strength and confirmation in my life.

Leo Star

My Leo Star, drawn from the astrological colours given to this sign.

Brit lion

Even though the nature of the  lion is a powerful part of who I am, his domestic kin, the pussycat, is a more present and comfortable spirit to share my days. I waver frequently between both energies. Cats have always been my constant companions but lions have only been close to me in my dreams.

Mr B

This and the next few posts will be in honour of the Lion, in words, images and music…

art and photos by clinock / British Lion painting by L D Luard.

Caught Fish 4 – Dog Park…

Dog Park by clinock. 11″x 14″. Graphite, Conte and Charcoal, on paper.

I once had a dog, my Malika – she was killed by a car. I was so attached to this animal that I swore I would never repeat this agony of loss. I am now a cat person and although I have lost many cats to coyotes, accidents and mysterious circumstances I still feel the loss of Malika the most.

This drawing was done in my local dog park – it is my tribute to Malika.