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Magpies by 5Happy5 Magpies by 5Happy5
This is a beautiful little old poem about Magpies. I love old sayings and superstitions, here (in the Uk) it's bad luck to see only one Magpie. This is because of what the Magpies symbolize in this poem. It's about the path to enlightenment.
One for Sorrow- the path we walk alone, the hermit.
Two for Joy- the path of the lovers
Three for a Girl- the feminine aspect of energy
Four for a Boy- the male aspect of energy
Five for Silver- Based on the pracitice of Alcemy, where you turn things into silver. This could be an energetic practice, rather than physical
Six for Gold- same as above but with gold.
Seven for a Secret Never to be Told- the ultimate teachings of enlightenment are such that you are unable to explain what you've learnt to anyone, as our simple words are too small to explain it.

This has been done with black pen and coloured pencils.

Thanks to :iconphalalcrocorax: for his wonderful Rainbow Magpie photo's.
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Magpies by 5Happy5

Wonderful illustration of an old saying. ( Featured by pica-ae )
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I love this... so much.
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5Happy5 Featured By Owner Jun 17, 2014  Professional General Artist
Thanks :D
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:iconselfproclaimedpariah:
You're welcome. :)
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Thesinnersangel Featured By Owner May 16, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
This is absolutely amazing, I fell in love with this instantly.
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5Happy5 Featured By Owner May 21, 2014  Professional General Artist
Thanks :D
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Spazer86 Featured By Owner May 5, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I wonder what the secret is.
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5Happy5 Featured By Owner May 21, 2014  Professional General Artist
Hmm, well you'll have to try to work it out Sherlock Holmes emote 
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stackerpentecoste Featured By Owner Apr 30, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Love the choice of color
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5Happy5 Featured By Owner May 21, 2014  Professional General Artist
Thanks, I wanted to show the colours hidden in the black :D
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Bulldoggenliebchen Featured By Owner Apr 16, 2014
its wonderful, especially the birds
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