As soon as I decided to start creating more art & graphic design I knew I wanted to illustrate certain feelings and experiences. One of those is taking the Native American spiritual and two-spirit feelings I have been needing to express and further explore. My deep love for nature and viewing everything natural as a gift and responsibility for humans to answer to and care for, has guided me both in creativity and in life.

Image Descriptions:

1. ᎤᏁᎦ ᎠᏬᎯᎵ (unega ạwọhịli) – White Bald Eagle – celebrating a leucistic Eagle recently seen in Oklahoma.

2. Cherokee sweethearts 💗
ᏧᎾᏓᏓᏡᏚᎩ – sweetheart
ᎠᏓᏅᏙ – heart
ᎠᏓᎨᏳᏗ – love
ᎠᏓᎨᏳᏗ ᎤᏩᏂᎸᎢ – lovestruck
ᎠᏓᏔᏪᏙᏗ – kiss
ᏧᎳᏍᎩᏍᏗ – flirt
ᎤᎾᏫᏱ – in his/her heart

3. ᎠᏂ (ani) or Strawberries (and the sun) saved the love of the first man & woman. 🍓💕 ᎠᏂ (pronounced ani) is the Cherokee (ᏣᎳᎩ) word for strawberry 💝

4. Water spider (ᏗᎵᏍᏙᏗ) is smart & brave enough to capture the first fire to warm ᎡᎶᎯ (Earth). She is also smart to carry her babies everywhere she goes & brave enough to swim, dive and even fish.

5. Logo design for Bear Creek CPA capturing the powerful & charming nature of a Bear walking through a whimsical starry night