The Story of the Rainbow Crow

Rainbow Crow was designed for this year’s Celtic Roots Festival in Goderich, Ontario. It was the 25th anniversary and this is the 25th design. I have been making them annually since 1993.

This is the poem story that emerged from its creation.


Rainbow Crow

On a sunny day

in the depths of winter

the call of the crow

wakes me up to the beauty

and the memory of spring.


When thinking about an animal for this year’s festival,

I happened to be on a walk to a friend’s memorial service.

And I met up with two crows.

And I listened and followed their advice

when they told me to design a crow this year.

They are messengers after all.


Carrion birds like crows and ravens are often associated with Celtic divinities.

They are shape shifters.

Irish war goddesses like the Morrigan could change between forms of woman and bird.


This winged crow

is the element of air.

Connected to the celestial realm,

she can fly to the sun, moon and stars.

The radiating flower tree at centre is her connection to earth.

Adding the rainbow element, fire and water

shows us the colour that can emerge

when sunlight shines on the darkness.


Limited edition prints of this design are available for purchase on my Queen Bee Art website. Click the image below to find out more. 



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