When I made my Heron fabric painting last summer I was inspired by two different herons. The green heron that made a lookout of the stand of trees on the edge of the farm and the great blue heron who fished in our pond.
The symbolism of the heron was a big part of why I was drawn to create this piece and as I think of it today it still holds powerful meaning for me. Although I have come to see that people have many different reasons for heron being important in their lives.
For me, Heron represents finding my own path through life and my ability to stand on my own. It’s about looking inward to find the answers that are right for me, not looking to what others say and do. It’s about being able to evolve into my true self.
It’s because the Heron is an important symbol to me and so many other people find the Heron has meaning in their lives that I decided to make more of my Heron Magnets.
Amy, who bought one of my Heron Magnets told me that she doesn’t own many things by choice, but she was glad that I reproduced my Heron on a magnet because it was small and inexpensive which fit in with her lifestyle.
I love that idea, and as much as I want and need to sell my art because it’s how I make a living, I also like that people don’t have to buy it at all if they can’t afford it or don’t want to live with it. They can always just look at it on my blog.
My Heron Magnets are $7 including shipping. They are 2 1/4″x4″ you can buy them here.