Photo of the Month The Driftwood Raven | Photo: Kara Rowley October 28, 2022 #yycLCL October 2022 Kara Rowley Sometimes I feel like a driftwood raven. Sometimes I feel like a bear, a wolf, a rabbit and whatever catches my eye. I love how animals are unapologetic about who they are, what they do and even who they eat. My passion is finding a way to capture their essence with my paintings. The Driftwood Raven is one of a series of birds (although a moose and rabbit snuck in there as well) that I painted after admiring driftwood sculptures out on the West Coast. Because I am landlocked and not a sculpture artist, I decided to draw the wood and find the animals that lurked within. I loved creating this series, letting the wood and sea glass find a way to fit together to highlight the personality of what I was drawing. This raven has found its forever home now. Ahoy matey. Kara Rowley is an artist here in Calgary, teaching Grades 3 and 4 by day and painting on the weekends. Follow her on Instagram and visit her website bendtheriverstudio.com to view her other works! Share your images! Show us how you live a creative life by tagging your Instagram snapshots with #yycLCL.