My friend Tommy O. bid me a Happy New Year this week and dropped an Acorn in my hand. We don’t naturally have Oak trees here in Alaska and Tommy explained that this was a token of good luck and well wishes for the coming year. I have never heard about the Acorn’s charm –have you? While doing a bit of research I thought I’d warm up for the Sketchbook Challenge which starts tomorrow. Just in time for the Challenge, look what my friend Vicki made for me -an original Vicki journal! I thought
it couldn’t hurt to kick it off with sketching some Acorns!
When you carefully consider the old saying "a mighty oak from a little acorn grows", you don't have to go far to see that some cultures consider nuts to carry some kind of magic. Superstitions about nuts have been widespread throughout history. In fact, acorns remain popular good luck charms, even today. The belief originated in ancient Asia Minor where acorns represented the goddess of nature and spread west to the Romans and pre-Christian Druids of later times. The good fortune associated with real acorns extends to those made of gold, silver, or some other substance."~