Athena. Barred Owl Necklace.
She is flying through the forest, her feathers sometimes brush gently my shoulders as I am walking trough the Dark. She gives me courage and whispers kind wise words gently to me ears. She knows I am brave although I feel weak sometimes. There is a storm approaching, we find shelter and as the rain stars slowly falling the forest stands in silence. As I am about to succumb to my fears my little Owl starts singing to me. Her little hoot feels my Soul with an ancient feeling. I remember know what it was all about.
When I first started drawing this little one, I imagined a tiny little Ural owl with eyes wide open, my only companion following me into my personal Dark Forest. Whispering in my ear words of wisdom and encouragement. Guiding me through the night. Not judging me when I fall and waiting patiently until I get up again. I imagined myself hearing the wind through the pine trees, watching the full moon lighting my path. Alone with this owl. My little familiar.
There is many videos on youtube about Ural Owl and you can watch them! Like this one https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hxGbDmCCLuU
When I finished sculpting and received the first cast the name that came to me right away was strangely Athena. Ancient Goddess of wisdom, war and handicraft. She also had a little owl companion that would help her when she needed. It was not her first name but it was the one that made sense to me.
What better trifecta to help us go through the Dark as best as we can? Wisdom will always come in handy of course as you learn from past mistakes. But what is wisdom without creativity and art? Search for things that inspire you in your day to day life, things that make you feel joy. And most importantly prepare yourself as you would prepare for battle: be gentle to your physical body but also your mind everyday. Nourish it with good food and exercise. Be friends with people that make you feel better and always…always trust your instinct. When in doubt ask your little Owl.
Dimensions: 43mm x 27 mm
Material: Sterling Silver
The Last image is for you to have an idea of the dimensions of this particular little Owl.
The piece is cast and then assembled again by me so some slight differences may appear and are part of the process of being handmade. It's what makes the piece unique.
This listing is made to order and takes me about 4-6 weeks to make it and due to the pandemic situation sometimes more.
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