Monday, May 30, 2011

My first ACEO!

Ok, we're going to milk these poor deer to death, LOL ! But I couldn't resist trying an ACEO and they make a great subject so here it is! I don't know where the bird came from, she just flew in so I kept her and named the piece " Bird of Petroglyphs".  The holiday weekend is almost up. Sure has been fun. Back to work tomorrow though, ugh! See ya! Deb

Sunday, May 29, 2011

New rock I carved!

I've been busy this weekend carving new rocks and thought I'd share the first new one with you! Can you guess where I got the inspiration? Yep, our kissing deer pair! I'm working on an ACEO too for this one. It takes longer to paint than it does to carve,lol. Hope everyone's having a fun holiday weekend. Three days off. yahoooooooo!!!!! Deb

Wednesday, May 25, 2011

Petro Pic -2

Hello everyone! Here's another picture we can discuss! This one I took at a couple summers ago at the Black Canyon Pahranagat National Wildlife Refuse petroglyph site. Its about 90 miles north of Las Vegas, NV on highway 93. It's interesting how the figures at this site seem to have no head or their head is also part of the body. I see eyes on the lower one in the square, kinda reminds me of  Sponge Bob, lol! Shall we say Sponge Bob and his pet goat? OK thats tooooooooo silly! Maybe the two figures at the top aren't people at all but blankets instead. What do you think?

Friday, May 20, 2011

Ancient Gecko carved in stone, reveal the wonderous stories you've known!

Welcome to the gecko's cave! Since I'm fascinated by pictographs and petroglyphs, I thought it would be fun to discuss the meanings of different examples of rock art here. Let your imaginations run wild or add any info you might have from books, teachers, archaologists, oral traditions,ect.

This first picture is from Arizona taken last year when we visited the Deer Valley Rock Art Center. To me I say it is two deer and although one could say maybe they are fighting since they are facing each other, I am romantic and tend to believe they are a pair and are "kissing" or courting. Many believe petroglyphs are a form of "hunting magic" that attracts the animals to an area or shows respect or gratitude towards the animals. I think this could be a glyph symbolizing the union of two deer in the hopes of many more to come! Also I wonder if it is maybe just a sign of a person named "Two Deer". I have also heard that in some native traditions the deer are considered a sign of gentleness. I love this petroglyph!