"The Awakening" Prints are created using 100% archival quality ink on textured cotton paper. Each print is hand-signed on the back and includes a copy of the drawing's story. Available in 8x8. This drawing was originally created in pen and ink. Story Behind the Drawing How do animals know when to awake from hibernation, you ask? Long ago, when the Rocky Mountains were still being formed, a black bear created a special clock and hid it in deep within the cascading slopes. In doing so, he created a subconscious pulse throughout all of nature — a ticking of time that can only be felt by those who choose to hear it. This pulse signals to hibernating animals when it is time to awaken from their deep slumber — a day which has aptly been named “Awakening Day.” On this day, animals dress in their most festive garments, and trumpet flowers join in a beautiful chorus, all to celebrate the coming spring.