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Hello, xin chao, hu jambo, hola!

Welcome to the website of Annie Eagleton, sometimes known as Annie Malia..  It began as a way to post my travel writing, but has morphed into a showcase for my recent art.

Some tales and photos are from my Oriental Odyssey of 2005 – 7. Many of the posts are my published articles in Vietnam about Vietnam, where I spent three or four years. Much of my writing explores Vietnamese culture and in particular its relation to animals. There I became aware of the massive wildlife trade.

I was then in beautiful Kenya for three years, also focusing on wildlife issues, conservation and the environment, as well as the East African Slave Trade of the last century and lastly Kenya’s vibrant art scene, as I coordinated Kenya Arts Diary 2015 (check out our Facebook page). Here’s the cover:

KAD 2015 cover

A year ago a new chapter began in Ecuador, South America….

Please meander at your leisure. Your comments and ‘likes’ will be appreciated.

 
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Posted by on November 20, 2015 in AFRICA, ART, ARTWORK, BEAUTY, KENYA, ORIENTAL ODYSSEY, VIETNAM

 

Gallery of paintings of Ecuadorean wildlife. Mi galería de imagenes de fauna silvestre ecuatoriana

Gallery of paintings of Ecuadorean wildlife. Mi  galería de imagenes de fauna silvestre ecuatoriana

Ecuador has over 350 documented species of mammals. over 450 recorded amphibians, over 400 species of reptiles and over 1500 bird species. Not bad for such a little country, but sadly many of these are endangered due to habitat loss and poaching, despite the fact that Pachamama, Mother Earth has rights in Ecuador’s constitution. See below for my paintings.

Ecuador tiene más que 350 especies documentadas de mamíferos, más que 450 amfibios, más que 400 especies de reptiles y más que 1500 especies de aves. No es malo para tan país pequeño, pero tristamente muchas de estas están en peligro de extinción debido a la pérdida de hábitat y la caza furtiva, a pesar del hecho que Pachamama, la Madre Tierra tiene derechos en la constitución del Ecuador. Mire abajo para ver mis cuadros.
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Posted by on October 1, 2015 in ANIMALIA, ART, ARTWORK, AVES, ECUADOR

 

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Animales andinos – Animals of the Andes

Llama

Llama

Andean Fox-Zorro Andino

Andean Fox-Zorro Andino “Lobo del Páramo”

 
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Posted by on September 23, 2015 in ANIMALIA, ECUADOR

 

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My first murals in Ecuador. Mis primeros murales en el Ecuador.

Both of these murals are painted on a ferro-cement water tank at Vida Verde Farm,Vilcabamba. Vilcabamba (meaning ‘sacred valley’) was named for the huilco tree, once abundant here. The word ‘huilco’ means ‘sacred’ in the Quichua language. Los ambos murales estan pintado en un tanque de agua de ferro-cemento a la Finca Vida Verde, Vilcabamba.  Vilcabamba (que significa ‘valle sagrado’) esta apellido por el árbol huilco, que era antes abundante por aquí. La palabra ‘huilco’ significa ‘sagrado’ en la lengua Quichua.

Huilco

Huilco Tree

The Spectacled Bear is the only South American bear and an endangered species. It is endemic to Podocarpus National Park, Vilcabamba. Would be great to see this beautiful animal in the wild! El Oso de Anteojos es el unico oso de sudamerica y un especies en peligro de extinción. Es endémico en el Parque Nacional Podocarpus, Vilcabamba. Seria fantástico a ver este bello animal en la selva!

Spectacled Bear & Cub – Oso de Anteojos y osito

There are 134 hummingbird species in Ecuador. Below is one, the Straight-billed Hermit that I painted on a friend’s wall in Taxiche.

Hay 134 especies de colibrí en el Ecuador. Abajo está uno, el ermitaño piquirrecta, que yo pinté en la pared de una amiga en Taxiche.Straight-billed hermit.

I am available for commissions for both interior and exterior murals. Tel 0991366175

Estoy disponible para comissiones para murales interiores y exteriores. Cel 0991366175

 
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Posted by on August 4, 2015 in ANIMALIA, ART, ARTWORK, AVES, ECUADOR, ENVIRONMENT

 

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My Cat Mural at Kitengela Glass, Nairobi – it’s on a door, so does that make it a portal?

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Posted by on October 24, 2014 in AFRICA, ANIMALIA, ART, ARTWORK, KENYA, LIONS

 

Cats in Trees – – and not the ones you might expect

Posted in Tracker, magazine of the Kenya Museum Society, September 2012

Cats in Trees

 

 
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Posted by on September 27, 2012 in AFRICA, ANIMALIA, KENYA

 

El águila y el cóndor volarán juntos. The Eagle and the Condor will fly together.

The Eagle and the Condor is an ancient Amazon prophecy that speaks of human societies splitting into two paths – that of the Eagle, and that of the Condor. The path of the Condor is the path of heart, of intuition, and of the feminine. The path of the Eagle is the path of the mind, of the industrial, and of the masculine.

The prophecy says that the 1490s would begin a 500 year period during which the Eagle people would become so powerful that they would virtually drive the Condor people out of existence. This can be seen in the conquering of the Americas and the killing and oppressing of the indigenous peoples in the subsequent 500 years – up to and including today. The prophecy says that during the next 500-year period, beginning in 1990, the potential would arise for the Eagle and the Condor to come together, to fly in the same sky, and to create a new level of consciousness for humanity. The prophecy only speaks of the potential, so it’s up to us to activate this potential and ensure that a new consciousness is allowed to arise.

El águila y el cóndor volarán juntos.                                           http://www.bolinfodecarlos.com.ar/190511_condor.htm

A esta historia poderosa se la conoce como la profecía del Águila y del Cóndor. La historia dice así: Para los ancianos y los chamanes de las culturas indígenas, que viven a lo largo y ancho del subcontinente sudamericano, estamos entrando en el ciclo del quinto Pachakuti (un Pachakuti es un ciclo de 500 años). De acuerdo con sus antiguos registros, en este tercer milenio ocurrirá la gran reunión entre la gente que es del Águila y la gente que es del Cóndor. Será una alianza de colaboración que salvará a la humanidad.

La profecía relata que al principio de la vida humana todos los seres humanos formaron un solo grupo. Con el paso del tiempo se dividieron en dos grupos. Cada grupo siguió un camino muy diferente en su desarrollo. La gente del Águila era sumamente intelectual y se orientó hacia las ciencias. La gente del Cóndor era fuertemente intuitiva y enfocó su vida en armonizarse con la naturaleza.

En el quinto Pachakuti (en este tercer milenio), la gente del Águila habrá desarrollado un alto sentido de la estética y de sus habilidades cognitivas.

Gringa

Su capacidad para diseñar y construir será sorprendente. Alcanzará el cenit en los conocimientos científicos y tecnológicos. El enorme despliegue de sus tecnologías creará milagros tecnológicos tan asombrosos que expandirán sus mentes. Estos logros generarán una inmensa riqueza material para los líderes de su grupo. Sin embargo, su “talón de Aquiles” se encontrará en el vacío espiritual que cercará sus vidas. Su existencia peligrará.

La gente del Cóndor, la gente del corazón, del espíritu, de los sentidos, de una profunda conexión con el mundo natural, desarrollará sus habilidades intuitivas. La gente del Cóndor alcanzará un cenit poderoso en la sabiduría de sus antepasados.Condor Read the rest of this entry »

 
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Posted by on February 1, 2016 in AVES, ECUADOR, LATIN AMERICA, USA

 

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Incredible Edible (Todmorden, W Yorkshire, northern England

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More Birds of Copalinga Ecolodge

Andean Cock-of-the-Rock

Andean Cock-of-the-Rock/Gallo de la Pena

Paradise Tanager-Tanagra Paraiso

Paradise Tanager-Tanagra Paraiso

 
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Posted by on December 20, 2015 in ARTWORK, AVES, BEAUTY, ECUADOR

 

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Hummingbirds of Copalinga! Colibries de Copalinga!

Hummingbirds of Copalinga! Colibries de Copalinga!
Wire-Crested Thorntail 2 (1)

Wire-Crested Thorntail 2

 
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Posted by on December 19, 2015 in ARTWORK, AVES, BEAUTY, ECUADOR

 

Animal companions – compañeros animales

This is Mars, the beautiful Peruvian horse that threw me - or rather fell on top of me! Thereby hangs a tale...

This is Mars, my neighbour’s beautiful Peruvian horse that threw me – or rather fell on top of me! Thereby hangs a tale… Painted as a birthday gift for his daughter, Cassiopeia

Balan painting

Balan-my neighbour’s cat. Painted as a birthday gift for his nephew Santiago

 
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Posted by on September 24, 2015 in ANIMALIA, ART, ARTWORK, ECUADOR

 
 
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