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Dreamdance: Elders by puimun Dreamdance: Elders by puimun
Dreamdance Oracle: "The Elders"

For prints and detail closeups: [link]

For blog entry with all the in progress sketches: [link]

Dreamdance Oracle site: [link]

Satyros Phil Brucato writes about this card:
It’s a timeless dance: the circle of youth, maturity and age. Within it, we Dance our lives, surrounded by an audience of kindred spirits, loved ones and strangers. Ideally, the Elders among us – including, someday, the Elders we are or will become – show their vitality and uphold the traditions that keep us strong. From those Elders, tokens of wisdom and experience fall. Will those legacies be trampled in the dirt beneath careless feet, or saved and passed on to future generations? Will younger people even want those legacies, or will the Elders’ Dance be lost in the shifting dust? It’s our place to decide what is salvaged and what is lost.
In the various powwow fancy-dances, salvaged traditions get dressed in bright colors, combined into new and vibrant forms, and then displayed in vigorous displays of spiritual fun. Old and new elements blend into spectacular forms of restorative art. Both Dancers and Audience, however, must remain mindful of the steps and their traditional importance. In a moment’s ecstasy, it’s easy to lose sight of important things and have them snatched up, ignored or destroyed. If and when you join the Elder Dance, be careful not to lose sight of precious things, scatter them, or hoard them for yourself. Age grants perspective, but that perspective does not always involve wisdom.

(Card description copyright Satyros Phil Brucato)
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Varyuchishe Featured By Owner Aug 24, 2014
Your watercolor is amazing! Very very very beautiful and atmospheric.
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HorridNightmare Featured By Owner Feb 21, 2013
Your work is so amazing I only dream of the day I can paint like this!
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NightshadeULF Featured By Owner Feb 20, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
Nice =)
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CindysArt Featured By Owner Feb 20, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Love your work! Very beautiful! :love:
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vikingjon Featured By Owner Feb 14, 2013  Professional General Artist
Beautiful imagery and description! :)
It is important not to lose the meanings behind our traditions and myths.
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Adonael Featured By Owner Feb 14, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
Fantastic detail as always and I liked how the colourful attire centrepiece provides an astonishing focal point.

Bravo!
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ssantara Featured By Owner Feb 13, 2013
Beautiful!
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DionysiaJones Featured By Owner Feb 13, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
What a wonderful card! This reminds me a lot of things like the Society for Creative Anachronism and the Steampunk movement. It's always good to find people sifting through history to find and preserve the things that deserve to be kept.
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tursiops33 Featured By Owner Feb 13, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
Beautiful!
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gnomeper Featured By Owner Feb 13, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
:)
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