May 30, 2010

Kokopelli Dancers

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Used a couple stencils here and had some fun coloring them in. These are the Kokopelli Dancers, don’t you just want to hear their music? To start dancing along with them? I’ve done a little research about these guys, and found various stories. Some about fertility, others about agriculture and a belief that he’s thought to represent the season change from winter to spring. So, we can take our pick on what we want to believe. The following definition was found HERE.

Who Was Kokopelli?

Known as a fertility god, prankster, healer and story teller, Kokopelli has been a source of wonder throughout the country for centuries. Kokopelli embodies the true American Southwest, and dates back over 3,000 years ago, when the first petroglyphs were carved. Although his true origins are unknown, this traveling, flute-playing Casanova is a sacred figure to many Southwestern Native Americans. Carvings of this hunch-backed flute-playing figure have been found painted and carved into rock walls and boulders throughout the Southwest.

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To journal or not to journal? That is the question. I tend to struggle with this question when I’m drawing for the fun of it. Should I journal something in all that white space, or let it be? Well, the journaling won out on this one. I like it when a piece says something to me then, I get to write out my thoughts, otherwise it’s a no-go.

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Journaling:

Kokopelli Dancers- I think of these guys as Life! As Spirit! They come dancing in and dare me to get up and dance, to express myself! I used to be like the Black & White one with a bit of Attitude (the RED). But lately I’m embracing the more colorful sides of my personality. I’m realizing just how opinionated I am. After all, I think people are much more interesting when they can express themselves freely. Not in a whiney or mean way. Just being real, this sure gets the dialogue started. Don’t you think?

6 comments:

suedoodles said...

i wanna get up and dance and sing.so much fun. you are my playmate today!

Marthann's Musings said...

I love this. So bright and wonderfully creative. I used to have my 3rd grade art students do these.
Great job.

Janet said...

Love the dancers and I agree with what you said. I'm glad you decided to journal on this one.

Serena said...

I LOVE Southwest designs and the culture behind them. Wonderful page, Eden!

Sophie_vf said...

gorgeous, reminds me of a trip I took many years ago to Santa Fe. I agree - they're full of life and spirit. Great doodle and thanks for adding the background information!

Yasmina said...

They are fantastic! full of life and joy.
and hey, I loved finding out the about them!

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