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Call of the wilds by Wolverica Call of the wilds by Wolverica
Common crane (kurki) is a majestic but timid marshland bird. Without doubt they are famous for their springlike dance. In Finnish folklore they symbolize longing, since autumnal wedges in the sky are the final sign of summer’s end. Crane plays quite important role in our folk poetry.
So there are many folk tales about this bird as well. If you were walking in the swamp late winter and found crane’s feathers, you should to tie them around neck for three days and eat cranberries only - then you were given good singing voice.
And when crane sings - like in this painting - it stretches neck to the sky. According to one tale it is watching out for snakes; when couple of cranes were dancing, the one ate cranberries and a snake went inside the bird. The one who was still singing kept alive.

June 2010
Watercolours, acrylics and pen
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Zolfyer Featured By Owner Feb 15, 2014
Todella upea! ♥ Ihana tunnelma. :)
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Wolverica Featured By Owner Feb 16, 2014   General Artist
Kiitos! =)
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BANAAANI Featured By Owner Sep 21, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Onpa kaunis! Suorastaan henkii mystiikkaa ja suomalaisuutta :)
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Wolverica Featured By Owner Sep 22, 2013   General Artist
Kiitoksia! =) Tämä maalaus on yhä myös omia suosikkejani, vaikka onkin jo useamman vuoden vanha. ^^
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BANAAANI Featured By Owner Sep 22, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Aivan syystä on :3 ja aina on hyvä, jos ei ikä himmennä suosiota :'D
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Natalhiiri Featured By Owner Mar 9, 2013
ihanan synkähtävä :3
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Daghrgenzeen Featured By Owner Jul 16, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Hieno kuva, ja tunnelmakin on aivan mahtava!
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giokru Featured By Owner Dec 2, 2011
great work ;)
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Wolverica Featured By Owner Dec 2, 2011   General Artist
Thanks ^^
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giokru Featured By Owner Dec 4, 2011
;) have a nice week!
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