Here’s a few more illustrations from “Gidjie and the Wolves” (The Intermediaries, book 1).
‘Gidjie’ is short for gijigijigaaneshiinh, ‘chickadee’ in Anishinaabemowin. Here she is, working some dough. What kind of dough, you ask? If you guessed that it-she-is a living doughball named Bluebelle, who comes from a piece of frybread dough made in the 1800’s, but is now responsible for inducing dreams in those who wander from their path…you’d be correct.
Gidjie’s best friend Carver. Carver is an Intermediary, and this illustration represents how Gidjie sees him while he’s in his opossum form. You can read about Intermediaries in this blog post on my site for more info about who they are: https://tashiahart.com/2020/02/19/preface-sketch/
“Makwa enters the medicine kitchen.”
The book is being released at the end of the month–woohoo! Preorders are still open https://tashiahart.com/bookstore/gidjie-and-the-wolves/