Stamps

  • An elegant crane filled with intricate drawings of animals and totems from around the world. The crane’s fidelity and mating rituals make it a common symbol for loyalty and successful marriage. Its fabled long life span also makes it a symbol of longevity. The crane is a popular symbol in Asian culture, and the practice of folding paper cranes for good fortune, healing, happiness, and success was popularized by Sadako Sasaki, a young victim of the radiation from the Hiroshima disaster. The crane is also perceived as a bird capable of flying to the very heavens, and is said to have borne spirits of the deceased there upon its back. In ancient China, the crane was used as the symbol of highest-ranking officials. Original Art by Sue Coccia. Measures approximately 3" x 4". Un-mounted. Made in  the USA.
  • An elegant heron, resting on one foot, filled with intricate drawings of animals and totems from around the world. Meaning of the heron deals with being comfortable in spaces that are neither here, nor there. It prefers hunting at twilight, which is a symbolic and magical time of 'in-between'. The heron will have one foot on land, and one foot in the water - this action has been recognized by ancient cultures as a sign of liminality - of crossing into the a space that is neither here, nor there. Original Art by Sue Coccia. Measures approximately 3" x 4". Un-mounted. Made in  the USA.
  • An octopus filled with intricate drawings of animals and totems from around the world. Octopus symbolism is diverse and impressive and includes attributes like:  
    • Will
    • Focus
    • Magic
    • Reason
    • Illusion
    • Defense
    • Mystery
    • Strategic
    • Potential
    • Knowing
    • Diversity
    • Creativity
    • Flexibility
    • Expansion
    • Complexity
    • Intelligence
    • Adaptability
    • Insatiability
    • Unpredictability
    Original Art by Sue Coccia. Measures approximately 3" x 4". Un-mounted. Made in  the USA.
  • A beautiful crab filled with intricate drawings of animals and totems from around the world. Bees are considered extremely auspicious throughout the world. They have played an important part in symbolism since Ancient times. They have been considered to be messengers carrying news to the spirit world in many cultures. Bees represent wisdom and immortality.  Bees symbolize love and also fidelity and virginity. They represent industry. Bees were believed to have knowledge of the future and secret matters. Original Art by Sue Coccia. Measures approximately 3″ x 4″. Un-mounted. Made in  the USA.