Sunday, June 28, 2009

Nine Crows Silver

I recently became intrigued with crows. As i watched many of my sunflower and corn seeds disappear from the garden i realized the culprits were not rabbits but crows. A friend reminded me of the children's rhyme One Crow Sorrow, Two Crows Joy..... I had completely forgotten about that rhyme so I looked it up online (where else!) and there were many different versions of the poem. Investigating further I find that crows are also the guardian of ceremonial magic and healing. In any healing circle, the crow is present. Crows guide the magic of healing and the change in consciousness that will bring about a new reality and dispel "dis-ease" or illness. You can rest assured whenever crows are around, magic is near by and you are about to experience a change in consciousness. This 6 x 6 collage, one of my Nine Patch series, pays homage to this unique bird.


  1. Carolyn; I love this collage. Not only how you created it but crows have a very near and dear spot in my heart. I often use a crow(s) in my art to symbolize a very dear family friend who we lost almost two years ago. The crow played a very significant part in Shane's burial ceremony as he was an American Indian. The ceremony, sad as it was, was beautiful and ever since the crow played a part in his ceremony, I, most times, incorporate a crow in my art even if it is hidden. It offers me much comfort to think this is Shane being still with us :) Love this recent work!!!! The circular inclusions just make it so complete!

  2. I am attracted to the crow as an iconic image as well as for all of the things you mentioned. I have come upon that rhyme now twice in two days, and had never heard it before. I feel like there must be a message in there that I should be paying attention to. I didn't know about crows & healing. I will have to find something to do for my niece with them.

  3. Carolyn
    I also love the crows. Hope to see you August lst at the Taborton Festival.