From my Journal: “Early afternoon. . . We walked west along the beach moving from sand to boardwalk as necessary. It took us hours, lovely wet sand and I’d worn my skirt and simply tied it so I could walk ankle-deep in the ocean. We found the western campground with caravans and went knocking. None too friendly at first, but finally found someone to talk to, and she agreed to pull a tarot for us. Tomorrow, New Moon, is an auspicious time. We are to wake and be in silence and consider our questions. . . and bring cash.”
“It is not only possible but probable that psyche and matter are too different aspects of one and the same thing.” Carl Jung
From my Journal: “Back in our room with the salty breeze coming through our window, I decided to draw the Kali Ma statue of Ganges River clay we bought from a Roma Gypsy vendor. So many stories about Saint Sara (Sarah the Black, Sara-Kali) and her connection. Some say she was a black servant to the three Mary’s [Mary Magdelene, Mary Jacobe, Mary Solome], that she arrived with them in their boat. But others say Sara IS Kali, brought into the region by the Roma gypsies who come from India and that the myths evolved to allow the “pagan” goddess [odd the people think another countries religion is pagan] to be palatable for the Roman Catholics. If so, she is creator and destroyer, Mother, protector. Kali is so misunderstood by westerners. She cuts heads or destroys illusion. She devours evil. OM Kali Ma!”
“It is better to fail in originality
than to succeed in imitation.” Hermann Melville
Moleskin 8×11 watercolor journal, Pentalic HB woodless pencil, De Artramentis Document and Super5 ink, and Daniel Smith, Holbien and QoR watercolors.
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Nice work on the carrousel! Does it belong to the gypsies? Interesting statue of Kalie. Sounds like she has a lot of responsibility.
Kali is a HUGE goddess in India. I know a lot about her and will write more as Mitchell is asking me to do a nice watercolor of her.
Better to fail in originality than to succeed in imitation. Exactly. Thanks for the boost today. I needed it.
You are welcome. Sorry I’ve not read your blog lately — kidney stones are limiting me!
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Oh, yuck! I hope the pain isn’t too bad. My niece had those. Not fun. Hope you feel better soon!
Thanks Jilanne; Monday is the day!
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