Mahaloness

Contemporary artist specializing in full spectrum painting, mural, animation and digital hybrid art.

Today I met a wolf

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Today my post is dedicated to the wolf. It is my totem animal, this discovered on a trip to a shaman several years ago. In fact the shaman informed me at the time that I was a lone wolf. The shaman suggested I study the wolf, and go to places where wolves live. Well I did. I read about wolves, both fictional and non fiction. I explored wolf habitats, always on the lookout, sensing their presence but never actually encountering one. In my lifetime I have seen Golden eagles, buffalo/bison, and yes I have even had an extreme close encounter with a Grizzly bear. The only animal on the medicine wheel I have not seen with my own eyes is the wolf, until today. I went for a walk this afternoon, I was on the lookout for a bald eagle. In fact I went to a spot where they hangout and of course I didn’t see one. So I walked home, happy nevertheless, and wouldn’t you know it I see a wolf walking directly towards me down a road that runs through the small town where my parents live. To be honest I didn’t believe what I was seeing. I have been to some remote areas where there are wolves, but the only signs of wolves were prints left in the mud along a riverbank. As he moved towards me I froze in disbelief. Just as fast as I saw him a truck came around a corner which caused me to take my eyes off the wolf, and as soon as I turned around the wolf was gone. It is strange that in a human settlement, in broad daylight, that I would encounter my first wolf. It was as if I was walking towards a spirit, my animal spirit. Perhaps it was meant to happen this way. It makes me think that the harder I search for something, the less likelihood I will see what it is I am looking for. The universe is neither a friend nor a foe, it is a mystery revealing clues that are ultimately left for you and I to discern.
Fotomahaloness -the medicine wheel fedora I painted; the wolf and the buffalo positions are reversed, the client wanted it that way, just in case you are an expert in medicine wheels. Also a drawing I made of a wolf accompanied with images of wolf prints, the scenes of the today and the road where I met my totem companion.

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Author: hälts

Hi my name is hälts, I am a Canadian artist, geographer, film worker and mostly a human being. I did not grow up thinking I wanted to be an artist, things just kind of fell into place. Art is a special gift humans have developed since inception. Mother Earth is the greatest artist, and who keeps me humble on my path. I mostly paint, and use acrylic with an assortment of brushes and touches, and sometimes watercolour. I am also well rounded with airbrush skills, spray paint, digital art and production, filmmaking, photography and drawing. I make fine art work, small paintings, big paintings, murals, wearable art, functioning art, and art for healing. I go wherever calls. I inspire while also being inspired by this planet, and my fellow beings. Life is a gift, and that's how I treat it. If that's not enough for you, then perhaps someone else can fill your expectation. I have no one to impress, I don't do this to be cool, and I care about this planet as much as Greta Thunberg, thank you very much, and all the life it sustains. I am not pro this person or that person, politically agnostic, I am spiritual, I am happy, I am sad, I am love, I am fear, I am joy, I am sorrow, I am all that humans are. I don't care about celebrities endorsements, and reminder there are many folk out there doing their part for Mother Earth, in their own way long before the current movement, upheaval does not create forever change, it goes in cycles, it always has and it always will, just sit in front the ocean and see it for yourselves. Most of all I just am. Thank you kindly, hälts

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