Raven ATC Swap
by Carol Abel
Ravens were important inspirational and navigational tools to early Europeans. Warriors used the bird's association with death to intimidate their enemies. Warriors also used ravens to practical ends. Much as Noah supposedly released a raven to find land, the Vikings located Iceland with the aid of ravens. The mariners of Ceylon routinely carried ravens on their ships to set course for land while sailing around the Indian subcontinent,
Traveller, British by birth but living in continental Europe, is in her mid fifties. She recently opted for early retirement and dreams of creating full time. She describes herself more as a craftswoman than artist and dabbles in digital photography, makes mixed media collages using rubber stamps, found papers, etc, etc, has made jewellry, has knitted (machine and(hand), sewn, made mosaics and sculpture. Currently struggling to learn her 5th foreign language. Seeks and sees beauty in all things and is happiest in a natural environment, including her beloved garden, the source of many of her digital photos. Enjoys travelling and is a keen observer of life around her when on such travels.She started being interested in creative writing a couple of years ago and likes to combine words with images.
Photographs by Carol Abel