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Art Supplies Online

Dick Blick Comapny out of Galesburg, IL

Art Supply Warehouse out of North Carolina,

Recommended books

Animals General

Alex and Me, Irene M. Pepperburg, PhD, Harper 2008. Dr. pepperburg’s adventures with her African Gray parrot were not easy at all in the beginning for many reasons, but they persevered and showed the world just what the term birdbrained means and how smart animals actually are.

Animal Spirit Guides, Steven D. Farmer, PhD. Hay House Inc. 2006. The author describes the totemic symbolism of many common and slightly exotic species.

Animal Speak, Ted Andrews, Llewellyn Publications, 1993. Native American traditional animal symbolism. The author describes different ways of connecting with the energy of animals through use of traditional means.

Behaving as if the God in all Life Mattered, Machaelle Samall Wright, Perelandra Publishing, 1997. The author is an amazing amalgam of wit and off the wall with a crazily deep intuitive side. She intuited the concept of co-creating before that phrase became something of a franchise in and of itself.

Becoming Animal: An Earthly Cosmology, David Abram, Pantheon Books, New York, 2010. I could call this book a true handbook for many of the concepts I put forth throughout my writings here. Mr. Abram explores the concept of we humans being first and foremost animals in our being and as such offers insight into how we penultimately process our surroundings. Brilliantly written. In fact it is this book that inspired me to add the category of Nature Assisted Inspiration to this project!

Animals as Emotive Beings

When Elephants Weep: The Emotional Lives of Animals by Jeffrey Moussaieff Masson and Susan McCarthy (Paperback – May 2, 1996)

From the Author of This Blog

Cans: The Life’s Work of an Optimistic Dog, JoJo McGinnis + Marti McGinnis., July 2010. JoJo is an industrious cattle dog who has been making sculptures with his teeth and cat food cans for years. Marti collected these and photographed them. Together with JoJo’s own point of view towards life this collaboration has resulted in a charming book full of photographs, wit and delight. 170 pages, paperback. Available at right here.

“HapiLani: The Natural History of a Dreamland”, Marti McGinnis, July 2010. 100+ imagination packed pages, all gorgeous vivid color, of the sketches, drawings and specimen the author – a conscious dreamer – collected in her journeys to HapiLani a dreamland utopia. She makes the case for dreamlands being actual through quantum connections. From describing the flora and fauna as well as including gorgeous spreads of life at the microscopic and beyond this unique and colorful book will take the reader on a scientific and philosophical trip through a world unlike our own but perhaps available to visit right now! Available in several formats including the wonderfully affordable downloadable pdf version here!


“The Natural History of Unicorns”, Chris Lavers, William Morrow, 2009, Available here at

“A Field Guide to Identifying Unicorns by Sound”, Craig Conley, self-published,


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