Tag Archives: goddess

Bright Ideas: Green Tara Om

When I saw Gaspéite the first time I thought it was dyed. How could anything from the earth be so very spring green? I made these to be worn together — the heishi is large and so are the beads.  … Continue reading

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Bright Ideas: Green Tara Gau

This Bright Ideas journal is so rag-tag now… bleed-through inks, watercolor tries that soaked in and didn’t work, and even greasy-foodstuffs from drawing in cafes. When I started back into it I forgot how crazy thin the paper was and … Continue reading

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Quan Yin

My first entry is the lovely god/dess Quan Yin, aka Kannon, or Kwan Yin. She began life as a he, and over many years evolved into she. The goddess of compassion, akin to Avalokiteshvara / Chenrezig and the Taras. Line … Continue reading

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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. Three Lady Deities inspire me: MahaDurgha, the Virgin Mary, … Continue reading

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God/dess Series: The “Thinker” and “Sitting Woman” of Hamangia

Most of my research for these two figures originally came through Marija Gimbutas (link to wiki.)  I was introduced to her through the University of California, Los Angeles. She wrote two wonderful books I’ve used as references when painting my goddesses and gods, … Continue reading

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W is for Willendorf: A-to-Z Challenge

I am reblogging my post from zenkatwrites, my other blogging identity, with changes: I am entranced by this small figurine, known as the Venus of Willendorf.  I began drawing and painting her twenty years ago.  I saw her in a … Continue reading

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Palm Tree Goddess Under the Full Moon

Mitchell gifted me with art supplies for Valentine’s, and I took half the day to play with them.  My first watercolor turned into a mixed media, because I added some colored pencil and Pitt pen.  Watercolors are very different from … Continue reading

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