My Secret Journal: Nine, the Ladies

Note:  I am writing a story/journal that I don’t want to show before it is published in full.  These are some of the illustrated pages in the sketchbook for the story.

WEB BLANK PAGES 064Three Lady Deities inspire me:
MahaDurgha, the Virgin Mary, and Quan Yin.
All embody compassion.

The Virgin Mary I fell in love with as a child, especially in her form as Guadalupe.
This Lalique statue was given to me by a childhood friend, Padre,
who was a priest, guiding light and generous man.
She is a hard statue to portray, being clear crystal.  I keep trying!

WEB BLANK PAGES 071My Quan Yin is one of the first statues I purchased for my altar.
The Buddhist goddess of Compassion, SHE was a HE.
(I have written a bit about her on my other blog.)

WEB BLANK PAGES 066I bought her with Mitchell, but I don’t remember where.
She is a very primitive version of MahaDurgha, the Great Goddess.
I love her “cat,” Senghe or Senge, peeking over the top — so sweetly!
In more formal depictions she is riding a tiger or lion.
She is the warrior protector who all the gods called upon to defeat the worst evil.

We are a multi-devotional home.


Moleskin 8×11 watercolor journal.  Materials used: Pentalic HB woodless pencil;
various pens including Pilot Parallel pen and Platinum Carbon pen, many inks, the most obvious being Platinum Carbon, De Atramentis Document, Super5 or Noodler’s inks;
Greenleaf & Blueberry, QoR, Holbein and Daniel Smith watercolors.


Copyright 2015 D. Katie Powell, however, my images/blog posts
may be reposted; please link back to dkatiepowellart.

About dkatiepowellart

hollywood baby turned beach gurl turned steel&glass city gurl turned cowgurl turned herb gurl turned green city gurl. . . artist writer photographer. . . cat lover but misses our big dogs, gone to heaven. . . buddhist and interested in the study of spiritual traditions. . . foodie, organic, lover of all things mik, partner in conservation business mpfconservation, consummate blogger, making a dream happen, insomniac who is either reading buddhist teachings or not-so-bloody mysteries or autobio journal thangs early in the morning when i can't sleep
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