The sculpture by Terry Adair, The Haunting, was won by Simon Payn of the Haliburton Highlands. He signed up to receive our newlsletter and was entered into the contest He is pictured here with the sculpture in Head Lake Park on a beautiful morning in the Highlands with Head Lake in the background. Congratulations Simon and we here at www.MadeInHaliburton.ca hope you enjoy owning it.
For those of you who are disappointed that you did not win please do not despair there is a second chance to win art by continuing your subscription to receive our newsletter or continue liking us on Facebook. Or if you haven’t done so already then please sign up for the newsletter and like us on Facebook. This month we are offering a chance to win this set of 2 dragonfly mugs by Susanne James. They are stoneware mugs that are food safe as well as microwave and dishwasher safe. Dragonflies. Dragonflies have a variety of symbolic meanings as depicted in the quote pasted below from Buzzle.com. However, Susanne states that they also “are responsible for taking care of all the pesky bugs and given that this month is the beginning of bug season they are an appropriate prize for the draw.” So here’s hoping that the winner of these mugs is protected from the bugs! (ha, ha)
“ What does a dragonfly symbolize? A dragonfly is a symbol of sense of self, which comes with maturity. It represents renewal, positive forces and power of life. A pair of mating dragonflies is believed to be a symbol of love. The animal symbolism of a dragonfly is associated with good luck, prosperity, swiftness, strength, peace, purity and harmony. These symbolic meanings of a dragonfly are popular, specifically, with the Japanese and Native Americans. In Japanese paintings, dragonflies represent new light and joy. Dragonflies help you see through your illusions and allow your own light to shine in a new vision. They remind us to pay attention to our deeper thoughts and desires. In Japanese culture, dragonflies are considered as a symbol of strength, happiness and courage. They are often mentioned in Japanese literature and art, especially haiku. In ancient mythology, Japan was recognized by the name, Akitsushima that means ‘Land of the Dragonflies’. According to the Japanese people, a dragonfly is associated with the rice plant’s spirit. To some Native Americans, dragonflies are the souls of the dead. In England, dragonflies were considered to be evil and dangerous. They were nicknamed as ‘horse stingers’. “