4.3.06

Insect



Spider is my totem animal. This picture is from Classroom Clipart ad has been edited in Gimp and Picasa. At Quizilla is one test to find out your totem animal. An interesting subject. Edit/ A good over all article on totems at Soulful Living. com Edit / I have just learned that spiders are not insects but am keeping my spider here in spite of that. About the joint-leg species in Animalia please go see Natural Perspective. I was quite excited to learn new things, never too late for that. Edit / A really good Animal Totem web site at Animal Totem

36 kommenttia:

carla kirjoitti...

Oooh..very scary! I like the effects you used on this. What does it mean to have a spider as your totem animal?

Katili kirjoitti...

Hi Carla, thanks. To have spider as my totem animal means that spider is my spiritual power = totem animal, that will guide through difficult times. It is originally an indian belief, but I find it very fascinating and went through a lot of thinking to actually find spider as my own totem. There is a good article about totem animals at http://www.soulfulliving.com/yournumberformar03.htm
if you or anyone else is interested.

MD kirjoitti...

very beautiful picture. I'm fascinated by the idea of a totem animal and am familiar with the American Indian beliefs. Going to check out that link.
MD

The Unknown kirjoitti...

Eww. Creepy. It looks like you. Wait... I don't mean you look creepy. I mean your colors kind of match and spiders are creepy.
BTY: My power animal owl will eat your spider. Bwhahahahahahahahahaha. Gaakkkk.
I swallowed a bug.
love

HARDWAX kirjoitti...

Woe, really looks and feels like a spider, beautiful work, very interesting the idea of a totem insect, i'll have to check it out.

valerie walsh kirjoitti...

so well done it is frightening!!! but with beauty!

Caroline kirjoitti...

Spider is one of my power animals too - my father was at my birth said I looked like one!

I have found that "being" a spider and a woman is handy when I'm doing housework!

Caroline kirjoitti...

Whoope forgot to comment on the picture! Its brilliant - wonderful colours

Katili kirjoitti...

Thanks Marie-Dom abd Hardwax, totem animals are a fascinating thing.
Unkknown LOL, got to beware of owls :-)
Thanks Valerie.
Thanks Caroline, I found out in me that in case of nasty situtations and in bad places, my words come out with venom. I normally do not talk like that ever, only when I am being threatened.
I surely hope I had help from spiders in house work, my weak point.

Alexa Brett kirjoitti...

It looks really deadly and yet you can't help looking at it. Well done!

Mike Thompson kirjoitti...

Impressive work! I really like the colors and effects. They give the Spider an almost spiritual quality.

Dana S. Whitney kirjoitti...

Great artwork. Love the colors and distortions (?) in background.
You do know, though, that officially spiders aren't insects? or even bugs!!
They have one too few body parts and one pair too many legs to be insects. Just saying. Wouldn't want your totem to be mixed up about YOU, either.

Tony Sarrecchia kirjoitti...

Great job. Scary and distrubing, but great illo.

Katili kirjoitti...

Thanks Mike and Tony. Painterwoman, I didn't know spider wasn't an actual insect. Never too late for me to learn new things, thanks !

Lori Witzel kirjoitti...

Magical spider...looks like she's spinning light!

Thanks for coming by my blog and giving me such great encouragement!

Dug a little into Greek mythology for some spiderish tales...enjoy.
http://www.pantheon.org/articles/a/arachne.html

Anonyymi kirjoitti...

wow, it looks deadly! very well done, as usual...thank to link, I find out that my totem animal is..........................
:)

Zórdís kirjoitti...

Katili, Very scary ...... My son is a spider and is full of endless energy. It is very interesting this totem thing.......Im Water by nature and have to find out my animal totem!

Terryfying spider ..... the web always gives me the creeps .....

Nice work!

Katili kirjoitti...

Thanks Lori. An interesting tale of Arachne, I had great visions of the webs she did and, the bull swimming and everything. A tragic end to the story, though.

Thanks Aynaku, I think it's deadly too, I wanted it to be the guardian spirit image, something that stands by me constantly. Have a fascinating time finding your own totem.

Thanks Zordis, have no fear of my spider, it could never harm good people. Nice to hear your son is spider, energy is one thing I have in common with him and all other spiders.
Hope you find your totem as well.

My daughter was afraid of spiders when she was young. I understood her fear very well and had to save both her and our house spider Hemmo, who always has lived here. The house spider has a habbit of hanging from ceilings and appearing unexpected, to fobic people, anyway.

gudbrandsdottir kirjoitti...

I love the colours of your picture Katili, the spider looks quite dangerous in those red shining colours.
And I did check out my totem animal, a wolf, whatever that means, I just have to go to soulful living to find that out :)
You have done a great work here as always!

Katili kirjoitti...

Thanks Elin. A wolf, hmmh, I kind of feel that might be true, a wolf to guide you and give you prtection. While you check on Soulful Living, look at different kinds of totems, spider is my life long animal totem.

Anonyymi kirjoitti...

I really like the perspective and color.In pagan tradition it is bad luck to kill a spider in your home. They are said to be the harbringers of witches, which is not a bad thing. Most witches are benevolent. I have escorted many a spider to the great outdoors via plastic cup, dustpan, or a piece od cardboard(quickly). Good luck with your new tenant.

Anonyymi kirjoitti...

I love the look and feel of your piece.
Thanks for leaving a comment on my blog.
Marie

Tony LaRocca kirjoitti...

Cool- he looks transfixed by... SPIDER POWER! Groovie!

Katili kirjoitti...

Thanks Marie and Tony. And thanks Catraven, I am that kind of superstitious, too. Always did the same with bees also to get them to fly outside. A postcard on the window, and when the bee walks on it, a drinking glass as a cover and out goes the bee alive and happy.

Suzan kirjoitti...

Beautiful effects. Love the colors.

Caroline kirjoitti...

On spiders helping with house work - I had a strange dream in which I was walking down a street and aware that I was dreaming. I said to my friend, lets look in all the windows. And in one was an advert that said something like:

Spiders need housekeeper!

When I woke up I decided that this was the spiders way of telling me they approved of house work and that they were willing to help.

I then tried experimenting with pretending to be a spider (and a woman) whilst doing some and found I was much stronger but also that I had a tendency to want to turn furniture over and over!

I've never noticed the venom effect you mention!

Katili kirjoitti...

Thanks Suzan.

Oh Caroline, what an experience and a dream. Now I understand more. It really is something that affected your every day life. Some of my dreams work the same way.

The venom thing is, I think, my personal spider protection. It is there because I am a bit too vulnerable and blue eyed with a lot of life's realities. I have the tendency of trusting everyone at first sight and in cases of misuse of my trust, the spider may attack.

WCTs kirjoitti...

Very cool, looks like an insect to me!!!

Michael O'Connell kirjoitti...

looks like that spider is coming down the waterspout. well done. it reminds me of a firefly. i always catch my spiders too and put them outside. it drives my girls crazy.

Katili kirjoitti...

Thanks Michael, I can imagine your girls screaming but am very happy for the spiders you taking them out.

Katili kirjoitti...

Thanks Lyn !

AscenderRisesAbove kirjoitti...

My previous comment disappeared. hmm; hope there won't be two...

That is a creepy spider; it looks like it is on fire. I had read that spider totem is a creater; and I think Jung says that it is a mother symbol; a caretaker; one who nurtures.

A shaman brought me horse as my totem. Horse medicine is the medicine of ultimate power; true power comes through the wisdom you acquire by remembering your total journey, not only in this life time, but the life times that came before.  Freedom, beauty through strength, movement, mobility, stamina, mobility, message-carrier, astral travel, sharing power with others

An interesting take on the whole insect subject

Saul Iscariot kirjoitti...

That is such a great picture, I really love it. Can I ask how you find out what your totem animal is?

Katili kirjoitti...

Thanks AscenderRisesAbove, creator is what I also have learned about spider. I almost felt I knew someone like you by reading about your totem , horse.

Thanks Saul Iscariot, I studied my self and my dreams, did a couple of tests, but mostly letting the totem animal show it self to me when I emptied my head of all thoughts and concentrated in search. Guess there are shamans that could find a totem animal for one, but not here in Finland, not any I know of.

Andrea kirjoitti...

oh mench! that gives me the creepy crawlies! eek!

Willie Baronet kirjoitti...

Had to go and look at some more of your art. Love this spider. My animal totem is the cheetah! Has been all my life. Keep up the great work!