I recently completed a series of illustrations for Chronicle's upcoming book on Spirit Animals...
"Ancient Native Americans believed that all animals had lessons to teach and had healing or inspirational power. When they held or carried a certain ideal, or meditated on it's meaning, they believed they drew the special energy of the animal into themselves."
Me? Personally? I'm more like one of Marchesa Luisa Casati's pet cheetahas with a diamond collar... or one of those racoons that she let hang out on her dining room table and painted gold... duh. Oh, True Story