About this blog:
This blog is dedicated to creating a happier life, working out our issues, understanding ourselves, our path and our journey.
I will speak about sorrow, pain, happiness, fulfillment, over-coming obstacles, self empowerment, healing, angels, signs, dreams and anything else that one may need in order to grow, heal and progress in this life.
About me and my art:
I come from a Heinz 57 of Irish, English and Cherokee descendants. I consider myself not of one religion, faith or path but of all. I am simply a messenger … my goal here is to help as many as I can with the stories I have lived and those yet to come. I will share with you my journey, my walk on this path.
I don’t put myself in one category or belief … I feel that I am of many ways… from many paths .. I feel that I am more of a universal soul who has experienced many paths .. and have found truth in many forms.
My whole life I have had visions and odd thoughts about spiritual things that my Southern Baptist family never spoke of, so I always kept these things to myself … feeling as though I didn’t quite fit in. As I discovered my true path and started trusting in my own inner knowing my life felt more together and I began to feel more and more whole and at peace inside … there was no longer that feeling of not fitting in.
How did I get my name?
My name comes from the Creator by way of a Cherokee/Lakota Medicine Man. I received my Cherokee name through sacred Cherokee ceremony on an Autumn evening. A moment I shall never forget.
I’ll tell you the story I was given of how the Creator gave the medicine man my name.
One Autumn evening my Medicine Man friend went into sweatlodge to ask the Creator for my name. A pack of wolves entered the lodge and lined against the wall. One wolf just would not stop talking… it went on and on about anything and everything. My friend said to the wolf “will you be quiet, I can’t focus!”. Frustrated, my friend says to the Creator .. I don’t understand what you are telling me, I need a name for Holly. He heard a voice say, I have already given you the name. In the background that wolf was still jabbering away and my friend asks, “wolftalker?” and at that point a raven flew up onto his shoulder and says, “no, it’s Raventalker and don’t forget it!”
And so that’s the story of how I came to be known as Raventalker.
I view my artwork as a kind of magic… my goal is to create something that makes others feel something on a much deeper level. I’ve never been properly trained as an artist, I simply follow an inner knowing and allow Spirit to guide me. I feel my best pieces are those that come from the heart and with every piece I do, I put as much of myself into it as possible.
Every piece is charged with healing energies as it comes to life. My hope is that through my artwork others may find something special that may be needed in their life … a bit of magic healing by way of creative art.