Mishipeshu, The Water Panther /


Cottage Life had an interesting little back-page missive about respecting "Mishipeshu" (aka. the water panther) during summer lake swims. The spirit is essentially responsible for pulling people into the deep, dark lake waters (better known as drowning). We went for a lighter-hearted version of Mishipeshu, benevolently watching the swimmer in the late afternoon sun. No surprise, much of the imagery of this spirit is menacing & fearful, which made for an interesting challenge to create a nicer version.