This is a question I had never really thought about before.... and when I did, I first went through my favourite animals, the ones that inspire my work or that I find particularly beautiful....
Rabbits, hares, horses..... tigers, elephants......
But I knew it was none of these... it was.... a bird
At first I did not know which one...
only that it was a secret ghostly presence in the night that I had only been aware of in my dreams....
like an owl... but gentler and even more strange..... eventually it came to me...
it was a nightjar... not quite sure why... they just make me feel all shivery!
I love all birds anyway, they are so inspiratory, symbolic, magical, shy and otherworldly. These are some of the amazing birds I have found in other team members' shops
Our fabulous team Captain, Dru has started a discussion on the team forum and suggested that we all create a piece of work representing our spirit animal. Perhaps they could all be featured in a blog post or treasury?... a pretty inspiring idea, I think... I'm off to make my nightjar!! Here's a link to the discussion http://www.etsy.com/teams/5950/folk-reveries/discuss/6837786/