Thursday, December 30, 2021

Please Help Baxter See Again

Please Help Baxter See Again 

In August of 2021, our 11 year old Jack Russell Terrier, Baxter, was diagnosed with diabetes. Thankfully, we were able to stabilize his blood glucose levels fairly quickly, but the cataracts brought on by the disease progressed very rapidly and has now almost completely robbed him of his sight. A small tear in the lens of his right eye has made it inoperable, but the sight in his left eye can still be saved. 

Baxter is clever, curious and mischievous by nature. He can also be frustrating and a handful (as most Jack Russells are), but he is a wonder. He has not only brought us joy and laughter, but he has taught me patience. The restoration of his sight would be an enormous boon to his quality of life. Please help if you can. 

Donations to Baxter's GoFundMe would help offset some of the cost of his eye surgery (scheduled for January 13th). Any donations received beyond the projected amount would, of course, be put aside for any further unforeseen medical expenses brought on by his diabetes. 

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Sunday, December 5, 2021

On My Etsy Shop: Yemaya Olokun

On My Etsy Shop: Signed & Matted 5x7 Yemaya Olokun Art Prints $20. Yemaya is an Orisha, originally of the Yoruba religion, who has become prominent in many Afro-American and Latin religions. Africans brought Yemaya and a host of other deities, and energy forces in nature with them when they were brought to the shores of the Americas as captives. Yemaya is the mother of all living things, as well as the owner of all waters. She is the vast ocean, the essence of motherhood, a protector of children, and a goddess of magic and witches. In Cuban Santeria, she has been syncretized with Our Lady of Regla.

Artist's Personal Note: Yemaya Olokun can be found in the deepest parts of the ocean. With her vast wisdom, and at times rather violent nature, this aspect of Yemaya can often be very overpowering.