Medicine Crow

May 9th, 2011 by: cheyenne

This weekend we went to a bird festival/show/thing in the rain at Sellwood park. When it really started to pour, all the children crowded under the craft tent to color bird masks and wings. Ronin colored her mask and called it “Medicine Crow.” We looked at each other all, huh. I have no idea where she heard that but I’m guessing there must be a northwest coast native storybook at her preschool with similar artwork. Crazy!

Perhaps two or three times per day she’ll dress up as the Medicine Crow and run around the house for maybe two minutes. Then she deposits the wings and mask somewhere inconvenient and goes off to make more messes.

The wings are still in the process of being colored. The detail though has been rendered in blue glitter, which falls off everywhere she goes with the wings. Of all the debris I find myself digging out of the rugs, couch, and various crevices of the house, glitter is by far the least annoying. Rather pleasant really.

4 Comments on “Medicine Crow”

  1. Peg Bowden says:

    Love her dance maneuvers. The kid evokes the Indian spirit of the ages. Wow—love it—Oma Peggy

  2. Ginger says:

    Very cute…and it looks like the kitchen is beautiful too! Any news pics of house?

  3. Nina says:

    Crows are the smartest birds there is. Ronin really get it!

  4. jeff says:


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