Welcome to Seven Roads Gallery Inc.

This is a companion blog to sevenroadsgallery.com , an online gallery of fine art, folk art and more. Here you'll find detailed information about the provenance, creation and/or description of artwork found at our gallery. Seven Roads Gallery Inc. was founded in 1988, incorporated in 1992 and is celebrating it's 22nd year in the retail business of art, crafts, rawhide drums, folk art, Native American Art, furniture, glass beads-from unique to bizarre and ALWAYS with a sense of humor. A quick link to the web page of Seven Roads Gallery appears at the bottom of this blog. You can always get more detailed information in the contact us tab of the web site. Thanks for your interest.

Tuesday, March 16, 2010

Folk Art Crows

For the most part, this is the finished product begun several weeks ago. A bit of work on the letters and finding the right color for the frame are the final steps. Artist Linda Miller worked some clever details into this depiction of a classic children's rhyme.

The two crows in the foreground might lead one to think they foretell mirth, however, in reality there are three additional crows off in the distance. If you believe, as we do, that the first glance of crows in the morning portends the course of your day, then five crows tell of riches or wealth. The Chinese believe a merchant's first customer is an indicator of the course of business for that day. For example, a happy customer who makes a large purchase will give the merchant faith that the remainder of the day will be a fruitful one.

Often, when traveling gravel back roads across ridgetops on my way to purchase organic eggs or raw milk from one of the many Amish farmers in the area, I'll slow my car to count crows in a corn field.

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