Friday, February 23, 2007

IF : Animal Communication


When we were born we couldn't speak. We'd use our eyes, or we'd fuss, cry, grunt, groan...even laugh. Somehow we'd get our message across. We used intuitive communication. Animals speak this way, like Stallion and Raven here. They're having a 'quiet conversation.'


If we are still and if we quiet our minds, we could still communicate in this way. For most of us it would take a lot of practice. We could speak to animals, people in comas or those affected with autism. We could even communicate with loved ones who've crossed over. This type of communication is ancient and it's in all of us.

We just have to be opened to it and allow it to come through.



This is a painting I sold last year titled "Quiet Conversation." ( acrylic on canvas) click to enlarge...and thanks for your comments :)

42 comments:

  1. Lovely!! And corvids do have language, and many similarities to human society!

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  2. This is beautiful. I love the colors you used for your background and how you've shown the birch trees. Your horse is also well drawn. Very nice.

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  3. like the effect of ur bkgd on this

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  4. Wow. This is beautiful. I love the blue...

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  5. Oh! I love this illo and the blue pattern! Once I tryed to draw a horse, but I gave up...beautiful illo!

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  6. beautiful horse, and I like the black and white contrast between the animals. Inspiring as usual :]

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  7. Great take on communication and this is beautiful Laurel, you are great with animals (and painting them too - wink!)

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  8. What a beautiful and tranquil piece. I can see how it would sell and it's perfect for this week's topic. Thanks for sharing it!

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  9. This is so peaceful and lovely. Great work as usual!

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  10. Laurel, this is fantastic! Love the subtle trees in the background and contrasts between the two animals. It does express quietness and gentle communication. You are so right about communicating through a still intuitiveness. I believe we do, and while some are aware of what is going on, others may not name it; they are affected by it nonetheless. I enjoyed this post, as I always do, and leave inspired. Btw, I enjoyed your comment about snail mail. I try to send cards too, not giving up entirely on the handwritten letter. Peace.

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  11. Ohhh, so beautiful. Love how you paint animals!

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  12. Beautiful - the image and the text too. I think you're quite right with "quiet conversation".

    In our "quick" civilization the words, spoken, written and in medias, are used so much, so we forget to listen to the unspoken language. Often we forget to listen at all, it's all about "communicating one-self" out in the world.

    Here at IF we must use the written words, but we have the images too. Sometimes, I admit, I skip the text - if it's too long, I'm busy etc. But if I read the text to the illo it's a greater experience. So, georg, remember the text!

    Thanks for a beautiful image and a thoughtful text too.

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  13. This is a wonderful drawing, I really love it!

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  14. So beautiful! I don't think I could have sold it! :-)

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  15. so beautiful, and ain't it the truth. we're all of us - the trees, the animals, the birds, and the rocks...all the underneath..all part of the same organism. we can hear them if we quiet ourselves to listen.

    i love the texture in the background. and naturally, i love the raven. crows and ravens are my favorite people.

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  16. Hey, I speak horse and raven, and even some pig latin at times. :-) Nice job!!

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  17. This is lovely!!! Very soft and magical.

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  18. It's true we can differently communicate… the sign language exists!
    Great work!
    Have a nice week!

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  19. This is beautiful to look at-the colors are quiet and pocess gentle solitude, and the horse,[great rendering], and raven seem to be in deep, quiet commmunion. I love your idea, and your narrative, and envy the lucky owner of that painting. Wow!

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  20. wow. beautiful horse! i've never been able to perfect the anatomy of ones that i draw...and you know how i draw! haha

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  21. Beautiful and peaceful again here- ahhhhhh.
    Some study says 80% of communication between people is non-verbal.

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  22. Wow that was beautiful what you wrote about communication...and gorgeous painting! what a lucky person who bought that.


    ps - thank you SO much for the congrats and the compliments!! yeay halloweeding! haha i like that..

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  23. Something to think about and beautiful to look at as well. Thanks Laurel!

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  24. The horse seems to be communicating, "I'd like to eat you..." Or maybe I'm just weird about horses...

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  25. I totally agree with your ideas of quiet communication. Each of us has that ability.

    Nice illustration as well.

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  26. Beautiful illustration. Animal communication is an intriguing subject and I am also fascinated to watch language develop in my 2.5 year old.

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  27. Laurel, thank you for linking me to MSN photos. They are amazing! And the fog/bridge pic is very zen -so still and soothing. Hope you're having a great week!

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  28. This is lovely, Laurel! Nicely done. Love how the bird look up to the horse.

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  29. What lovely contrast between two amazing creatures. The background patterning serves as a beautiful connection / bridge, linking the 2 disperate entities. Great!

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  30. hehe this goes along with my blog today lol!!!! I am so glad other people see the same in animals

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  31. stillness speaks!
    it is said that words are the grandchildren of silence, the original source..
    first silence, then thoughts and then come words...
    so these animal friends may be said to communicate more intimately than their human counterparts who use the cruder medium of words...
    beautiful drawing! :-)

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