Tag Archives: Raven

Raven in Watercolor by Judy Robinson

Grand Canyon raven watercolor

A watercolor portrait of a raven was created during my recent hiking and painting trip to the Grand Canyon. As I took photos of a raven sitting on a fence rail, I talked to the bird, telling it I admired its glistening feathers. I think its response indicated that it wasn’t interested in conversing unless […]

Raven in sunbeams

Raven Inspiration for Photography, Kanteles and woodturning

If you ever have had the opportunity to watch ravens in the wild, you know you’re in for a treat.  They have a real sense of play when they’re in the air — sometimes turning air somersaults, sometimes careening swiftly, sometimes rolling over sideways while still flying. The raven often cast as a mischievous trickster is most often […]

tiny wooden vessel with turquoise beads

Turning, burning and creating at Arrowmont School of Arts and Crafts

Turning then burning miniature wooden vessels — not to mention turning over lots of ideas — made for a great week of study at Arrowmont School of Arts and Crafts. My workshop was Woodturning and Pyrography, and my classmates and I spent the week turning miniature hollow wood vessels. First, we made our own small turning […]

Raven gliding over Grand Canyon

Pyrography Tribute to Raven

Before I read about the story in the New York Times, about the Edgar Allen Poe exhibition opening at the Morgan, I had just finished a couple of platters paying a tribute to the clever raven. I wasn’t thinking so much about Edgar Allen Poe’s prophetic, if not morose, raven as much as I was […]