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BIG THANKS TO ALL WHO CONTRIBUTED MYSTERY-PHOTO GUESSES FOR MY 3-DAY "WILDLIFE GREETING CARD FALL GIVEAWAY CONTEST!"
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This piece was originally created in Watercolor.
I have always been fascinated by the inventiveness of people from earlier times. Arrowheads certainly fall under that mystique. As a teenager, I worked with a woman whose husband hunted arrowheads, searching recently plowed Indiana farm fields after spring rains. But I had no personal experience finding such a treasure until one trip to visit my in-laws living on a ranch in the Texas Hill Country. My father-in-law had found a few points and many flakes while living there, and so the family went out on a treasure hunt, fanning out across the ridge and streambed, each hoping to be “the lucky one.” I had little hope that luck would be with me, so I was just wandering, enjoying the early spring birdsong and sunshine. I glanced down to check my footing, and couldn’t believe my eyes! There, on the sunny limestone ledge was this amazing spear point! That day, I was the one envied.
How I wished it could tell me the ways and beliefs of the people who lived and hunted there, the man who chose the piece of rock it would come from, where he sat to create it. Where he hunted with it, the successes it brought him, and the story of its loss and how it came to be lying there in the spring sunshine, waiting through time for me to come upon it in my own time, bringing wonder to the day and my life.
This piece began as an experiment in watercolors, to see if I could capture the nuances of light and color, angles and shape. In the end, it turned out to be a beautiful match.
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ANNOUNCING THE WINNER OF THE 2020 GREETING CARD FALL GIVEAWAY CONTEST!!
A VERY HEARTY CONGRATULATIONS GOES OUT TO C. PRATT of FORT DAVIS, TEXAS, WITH HER MYSTERY-PARTS PHOTO CLUES ANSWER OF DESERT BIGHORN SHEEP!
(See more photos below!)
(And here are a few more photos to help those of you who participated in the contest visualize where all the parts go!)
Thanks again to all of you who participated in the contest!!
Wildlife Greeting Card Fall Giveaway Contest! 3 Days Only!
Be the first to correctly guess the species/subspecies from these mystery-parts daily photos postings, and win a pack of three wildlife photography greeting cards (blank inside), a $12 value, from Eva Stanley’s Drawn To Nature Studio!
To enter the contest, check out each day's new photos, then simply fill in critter name below and add your entry!
Contest ends at 12am, Sunday, October 25th, 2020. Winner will be announced Monday, October 26th!
(These were from Day 1)
I'll follow up in an email to confirm your entry. If you don't see a confirmation email, please check your spam folder.
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