Wednesday, 25 December 2013

Christmas 2013

"The Gift", © Simone McLeod

Niibaa' Anami'egiizhigad ~ Merry Christmas! ~ Joyeux Noël! ~

 I'd like to take this opportunity to greet all readers of the SIMONE McLEOD BLOG and wish them a Merry Christmas.

Simone McLeod

Friday, 22 November 2013

"Women's Journey" by Simone McLeod

"Women's Journey", © Simone McLeod

"Delving into changes that began to take shape at the end of 2012 which is when I began to attend ceremonies and to dig deeper inside myself and search for my peoples roots which originate from out East. Healing is one of the biggest aspects of my work."

Simone McLeod

"Forever Learning" by Simone Mcleod

"Forever Learning", © Simone McLeod

"A painting done to celebrate all of our futures with a good education. Education is the new buffalo and with it one can do many things to better their families and their people."

Simone McLeod

"Longing Within" by Simone McLeod

"Self Portrait", © Simone McLeod

Longing Within

Her head hangs low
as the days go on
nights are so lonely
she thought she had won
a heart that never knew
where true love hid
look up sweet mermaid
see what you did
shadows dancing past
in the moonlight glow
the scent of his skin
is one that you know
one up so high
he can only be the sky
dare you venture forth
never asking why?
oh but his world is not
where you belong
hold onto your gifts
learn how to be strong
sitting on a rock
when sun is reaching out
does he even hear you
when you're too shy to shout
lay your sleepy head
on the floor of the sea
hair so beautiful
a sight as black as night can
be curls that can rival
oceans strongest waves
a smile destined to make
any men her slaves
but sweet mermaid
your dilemma I do see
you only love the unknown one
the man you will never see...

© Simone McLeod

Thursday, 21 November 2013

'Flying Alone' by Simone McLeod

© Author Unknown

Flying Alone

A journey alone
can seem so cold
lacking of warmth
void of beloved
It's when sitting
by oneself
that ears ring
in desperation
to hear that
which the heart
look at you!
in your own shadow
it can be seen
stop needing
look into
deep waters
as you soar
for you see
you really will see
who you can
depend on
it has always been

© Simone McLeod

Wednesday, 20 November 2013

Welcome to Simone McLeod Blog

 ~ Celebrating the Universal Children's Day 2013

"Sharing Stories with Odjig", © Simone McLeod

This blog is representing artwork by Nakawē-Anishinaabe artist Simone Mcleod of Manitoba, Canada.

Simone Mcleod (Aki-egwaniizid) is an Anishinaabe artist, born in Winnipeg, Manitoba in 1962 and a member of the
James Smith Cree Nation in Saskatchewan. She belongs to he Name doodem (Sturgeon clan) of her mother's people, the Azaadiwi-ziibi Nitam-Anishinaabeg (Poplar River First Nation) of Manitoba. Simone's work has been appreciated by several art collectors and educational and health care institutions from Canada, as well as by many art lovers from the UK, Austria, France, the Netherlands, Greece, South Africa, Japan, India, and New Zealand.