Seeking Wisdom


Tiny scene with owl perched on a stump.embroidered and beaded details.

Some time has passed since owls figured in projects. It seemed a little overdue to make an owl and reflect on what message the owl has to share.

This one seems to be thinking or waiting, pondering on the deep and endless puzzle of the “meaning of life”. Or perhaps just hoping a fat little mouse will scuttle past. Whatever  it is, this bird is still and quiet, observing and waiting.

Although a tiny piece, the grassy circle measuring 8 cm,  it was hugely satisfying and enjoyable  to make. While making this miniature scene the short poem that reflects on the owl as a keeper of wisdom   played in the mind.

“The more he saw the less he spoke,

the less he spoke the more he heard,

the wise old owl is a wise old bird.”

Who wrote this I do not know, it seems to be an old rhyme, a children’s rhyme with a deeper layer  that reminds us to look deep within and heed our inner wisdom. Like the owl to be still, silent and observant, at peace and one with nature.



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