Here’s another of my early sketches, showing I had “witchy” inclinations even way back then (1977 …long before I knew anything about Paganism). This one is all about justice, balance (or lack of it), hardship and struggle, and the idea of time running out, both for personal issues and worldwide, ecological issues. The sketch has an overall “dark” doom and gloom feeling about it with lots of hidden symbolism — kinda suits my mood at the moment. When seeing this drawing again I immediately thought of the Morrigan — she is a goddess of battle and justice and appears in the guise of a raven — I have a black feather to represent her on my altar. Balance is something that is lacking in my life at the moment, and something I must somehow regain, before it’s too late.
The original drawing was done with ball-point pen and coloured pencils, on a piece of paper that was cut into an oval shape, with a black border blending into the colour. For the purpose of presenting it here I’ve extended the background to fit a rectangular frame and smoothed the blending of the colours a little.
I also thought it was appropriate to post this one after the Autumn Equinox — a time of balance of light and dark — as we head into the darkness of Samhain and Winter.