Coyote : Power Animal


The challenge up on Illustration Time is for us all to illustrate our power animals. And while I like to think of myself as something of a grizzly bear due to certain personal characteristics mainly revolving around my rather ursine attitudes, if I am being honest with myself I am a coyote to my core.

Coyote’s have always held a strange fascination over me. The ghost in the woods, the gray dawn, the illusive sneak thief. They are beautiful and mysterious, and at the same time strange. They mate for life, hunt as a loner, and only get insanely violent when cornered and left with no other choice but to attack and kill. At all other times they are avoidant when it comes to people and even other animals.

I have always felt a very strong connection to animals and the more superstitious part of my being regards them as omens hailing change. I’ve only ever seen one in the wild, and its beauty, its strangeness has locked the memory in place forever it seems.

So there’s that. I am a coyote. Because I am a loner, a non-aggressive till challenged and at times rather mysterious I suppose. Can’t say I’m completely satisfied with this. And I don’t know why I have to do everything in blue…the next one will be in pink, I swear. 😉

I also write bad poetry from time to time. I always post it as it’s written in the journal, hence the terrible hand and the scratched out words. 😉  ————>



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