this is what happens when you start cleaning in the studio, I guess. you came across some brilliantly colored and textured old backgrounds that have the beginnings of a sketch (this time of an elephant), and decide to play instead.
see the top portion of this painting? thats how all of this was. red/orange textured paint and a simple sketch that I needed to figure out. I love his energy!
and I just looked up his meaning here and am floored again with how animal energy comes to me when I need it. I was looking at the painting, searching for it's title. and the words "at ease" came to me. the background leaves nothing to be at ease about, but he is standing sure of himself, grazing on what is around him with his trunk at his mouth. he does not seem troubled or tense about what is going on around him at all.
the article says ;
Do you have a long, hard journey in front of you and need strength to make it through? Are you taking care of friends or family during tough times and need support? Elephant, as a Spirit, Totem, and Power Animal, can help! Elephant teaches how to nourish the mind, body, and spirit, so you are strong during trying times.
so, he will be titled "At Ease"
Elephant teaches how to use what is around to nourish us, to listen to the guidance of the Elders so we remain calm and sure footed when times are difficult. this is the way to help our tribe.
time to meditate on this totem coming to me at this time.