Monday, August 22, 2016

13 Goddesses Challenge - Week #13: CHINESE & Ever after 2016

Hellooo!

Our journey has come to an end!

Last week of

Let me tell you that it has been a pleasure to view all your creations (mostly on our Facebook group). And I'll be glad if you join me for 2017 edition! :)

This week prompt is

CHINESE

I chose Goddess

XIHE

She is a Sun Goddess, mother of ten Suns who had the shape of a three legged crow.
Her name can be translated as "Breath of Peace".


Last month I totally forgot to post my piece for the third lesson of 

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The theme was Snow White and the lesson was very tough!
I made a mess right in the beginning but, as I hate to waste paper, I tried to save it in some way. :)
This is the result (totally the opposite of the lesson teaching... hehehe!!) of which, anyway, I am not disappointed. ;)




Now, show me your Goddess!
You can join anytime until December 31st, 2016! 
(You can add your URL below until September 22th. As Inlinkz allows links for only 30 days, if you join the challenge after that date, please post your link in the comments and I will come visit!)
Check out the guidelines and weekly prompts HERE.
Enjoy and see you next time! 

Monday, August 15, 2016

13 Goddesses Challenge - Week #12: AUSTRALIAN or POLYNESIAN

Hellooo!!
We have almost completed our

My choice is

JULUNGGUL

the Rainbow Snake Goddess of Australian Aboriginal mythology.
 She is associated to the rainy weather, fertility and rebirth.

This time I challenged myself into painting curly hair and I'm quite happy with them.


What do you think? :)

Now, show me your Goddess!
You can join anytime until December 31st, 2016! 
(You can add your URL below until September 13th. As Inlinkz allows links for only 30 days, if you join the challenge after that date, please post your link in the comments and I will come visit!)
Check out the guidelines and weekly prompts HERE.
Enjoy and see you next time!


Monday, August 8, 2016

13 Goddesses Challenge - Week #11: AFRICAN, Back from Holidays & Last Art for July

Helloooo!
Back from my short vacation!
We have spent our time touring, so I didn't have much time for making art.

I am showing you some pieces I made before leaving and the only one I was able to complete while there. :)

The challenge
A MIDSUMMER NIGHT'S DREAM,
hosted by ShadowHeartCollective
is over.
It has been an amazing adventure that made me think of keep going on with daily collages.

These are a couple of the last prompts.

King

Memory

And here is a Mermaid I made while on vacation.

August is going to be a month of new projects!
I will write about them in my next posts.

And now, on with our Goddesses!

This week's
prompt is
 
AFRICAN
I chose
YEMAYà
 Mother of all the Orishas of Yoruba religion, she is worshipped both in Africa and in Central and South America.
She is the feminine principle of creation and patron of rivers and oceans.
Her name is a contraction of the words "Iye omo eja", meaning "Mother whose children are like fish".
I have been in close contact with the Ocean during my vacation in Gran Canaria and felt the nourishing power of Yemayà. :)
What do you think? :)

Now, show me your Goddess!
You can join anytime until December 31st, 2016! 
(I will add the InLinkz tool as soon as I come back home!)
Check out the guidelines and weekly prompts HERE.
Enjoy and see you next time!
 

Monday, August 1, 2016

13 Goddesses Challenge - Week #10: SUMERIAN or BABYLONIAN

Helloooo from beautiful Canary Islands!
I am on vacation, so this is going to be a quick post. :)

This week's
prompt is
SUMERIAN or BABYLONIAN
 My Goddess is

ERESHKIGAL

Sumerian "Queen of the Great Earth" (the meaning of her name).
Again a Goddess of the Underworld and the Dead.

This time I wanted to create something different.
I took a (very rare) photo of myself, printed it in B/W, glued it on my journal page and...
made a Queen out of me!! Hehehehe!! :)

The original photo (this is from some years ago)
First sketch and color
The final piece!

What do you think? :)

Now, show me your Goddess!
You can join anytime until December 31st, 2016! 
(I will add the InLinkz tool as soon as I come back home!)
Check out the guidelines and weekly prompts HERE.
Enjoy and see you next time!

Monday, July 25, 2016

13 Goddesses Challenge - Week #9: SOUTH AMERICAN & Collage Challenge

Hellooo!

Here we go with a new Goddess!

This week's
prompt is

SOUTH AMERICAN

The Goddess I chose is

MICTECACIHUATL
 Aztec Queen of the Underworld.
She watches over the bones of the dead and their festivals (such as the modern Day of the Dead).

This time I remembered to take pics of my process!


As I am getting ready for my two weeks vacation, I'm going to quckly show you some of my new collages for the challenge I am doing

A MIDSUMMER NIGHT'S DREAM,
hosted by ShadowHeartCollective
Ladybug
Firefly
 Rain


More when I come back home!



Now, show me your Goddess!
You can join anytime until December 31st, 2016!
(You can add your URL below until August 23rd. As Inlinkz allows links for only 30 days, if you join the challenge after that date, please post your link in the comments and I will come visit!)

Check out the guidelines and weekly prompts HERE.
Enjoy! 



Monday, July 18, 2016

13 Goddesses Challenge - Week #8: ROMAN or GREEK, Collage Challenge & EverAfter 2016

Hellooo!!
Another week, another bunch of artwork!

This week's
prompt is
ROMAN or GREEK

 My favorite Greek Goddess is 
SELENE
Maybe because it is also my sister's name. :)

Goddess of the Moon and sister of the Sun God, Helios, She drives her Chariot across the sky.

First sketch

I am very proud of how this portrait came out. I think she has personality.
What do you think?

Until July 31 I will be creating a daily collage for a challenge inspired by Shakespeare's
A MIDSUMMER NIGHT'S DREAM,
hosted by ShadowHeartCollective
 These are my pieces for last week.

Sleep

Marriage

Forest

Dryad

Satyr

Lost


the second lesson was on Beauty and the Beast.
 I am quite satisfied by this one. :)

Now, show me your Goddess!
You can join anytime until December 31st, 2016!
(You can add your URL below until August 18th. As Inlinkz allows links for only 30 days, if you join the challenge after that date, please post your link in the comments and I will come visit!)

Check out the guidelines and weekly prompts HERE.
Enjoy!

Monday, July 11, 2016

13 Goddesses Challenge - Week #7: Hindu, Collage Challenge & Ever After 2016

Helloooo!!

We are halfway of our


This week's prompt is
HINDU.

I chose Goddess
ADITI

She is the Mother of the Gods and of the twelve Zodiac Signs.
She is a powerful Goddess who resisted the strong patriarchal Vedic religion.
In Sanskrit her name means "Limitless", "Unbound".

I love how peaceful She is. :)
 What do you think?

Until July 31 I will be creating a daily collage for a challenge inspired by Shakespeare's
A MIDSUMMER NIGHT'S DREAM,
hosted by ShadowHeartCollective

These are my last pieces.

Flower

Potion

Magic
 Queen

 Fairy


Donkey

Sparkle


Last but not least, I joined
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I gave a try at the first lesson, Little Mermaid, and I am quite happy of my piece!

Now, show me your Goddess!

You can join anytime until December 31st, 2016!
(You can add your URL below until August 11th. As Inlinkz allows links for only 30 days, if you join the challenge after that date, please post your link in the comments and I will come visit!)

Check out the guidelines and weekly prompts HERE.
Enjoy!

Monday, July 4, 2016

13 Goddesses Challenge - Week #6: EGYPTIAN, Woman Unleashed Retreat & ShadowHeart Challenge

Hellooo!
The
free retreat gave me a boost in creativity! Yay!
If you haven't signed in already, you can do it now! All sessions will be available until the end of July.

Before showing you what I have been up this week, let's talk about Week #6 of our

Prompt is: EGYPTIAN.

I chose NUT.

Nut is a Sky Goddess, mother of Isis, Osiris, Seth and Nephthys.
She is usually represented as a naked woman arching over the Earth.
Protector of the dead and barrier against the forces of chaos.
I am very happy of how I depicted her.
Take a look.

Watercolor background.
Here She is!
 What do you think? :)

Back to the retreat.
Some sessions have been very powerful and I don't feel like sharing them. But I want to show you these two:
The session of SoulCollage opened a door! It's been quite a time since my last collage, so I decided to join an art challenge on Instagram and use intuitive collage in all the pieces.
The challenge is inspired by Shakespeare's
A MIDSUMMER NIGHT'S DREAM
and it's hosted by ShadowHeartCollective

Here are my first 3 pages:

Moonlight

 Beast

Sprite

Now, show me your Goddess! :)
You can join anytime until December 31st, 2016!
(You can add your URL below until August 4th. As Inlinkz allows links for only 30 days, if you join the challenge after that date, please post your link in the comments and I will come visit!)

Check out the guidelines and weekly prompts HERE.
Enjoy! 

Monday, June 27, 2016

13 Goddesses Challenge - Week #5: NATIVE AMERICAN - SEDNA, Teaching Mixedmedia & Women Unleashed Online Retreat

( Huge post)
Hellooo!
Last one has been a creatively busy week!

First of all I have been asked to teach a couple of mini intuitive mixedmedia classes to some very talented teenagers. 
For privacy I won't publish their artwork, but I can publish mine. :)
Themes were

Little Red Riding Hood

and
Alice in Wonderland
The girls were very happy and told me they will come again. Wow!! :)

On Monday I decided to attend an amazing FREE online retreat called
There are a lot of teachers and it is helping me a lot.
These are some samples of my #womanunleashed journal:
The lessons will be available until the end of July. So, join in!!

 This is a great warm up while I am waiting for
EVER AFTER
to start

And here we go with Week #5 of our 

Prompt is NATIVE AMERICAN.

I chose 
SEDNA

She is a Goddess of Inuit mythology.
She is a beautiful woman who is drowned by her father, becoming a sea goddess worshipped by fishermen. 
She is the ruler of Life and Death.

This is my vision of Sedna:
The whales are collaged. I drew the shapes on scrapbooking colored paper, cut them and glued them.

Now, show me your Goddess! :)
You can join anytime until December 31st, 2016!
(You can add your URL below until July 27th. As Inlinkz allows links for only 30 days, if you join the challenge after that date, please post your link in the comments and I will come visit!)

Check out the guidelines and weekly prompts HERE.
Enjoy!

Monday, June 20, 2016

13 Goddesses Challenge - Week #4: SEMITIC - LILITH

Hellooo!
I can't believe it's been one month already since we started 


Most of your artwork has been shared in our FB group
But you can always share it here on my blog, too, until December 31st! 

 The prompt for this week is: Semitic

I chose Goddess 
LILITH
Although her myth originated in Mesopotamian religion,  we mostly know her from Jewish Mythology.

Lilith is known as a Demon and as Adam's first wife, the one who refuses to submit to male supremacy and, thus, is banished and replaced by Eve. She then becomes a demon.
There are various myths linked to this "Wild Goddess", but they all agree on her being a dangerous woman.

Her name can be translated as "female night being" or "female night demon".

What I love of Lilith's myths is that She is a woman who frightens men, especially the patriarchal-style ones. She can be seen as the Mother of Feminism.

Here is my Lilith.

I glued some scrap paper on my page and gessoed it.

Started my sketch.

Being a creature of the night, I colored her hair purple.
I then added black to the bird on her head to represent a crow, a psychopomp (guide of souls to the Otherworld).

And here She is in all her beauty! :)
She is a Queen, so I gave her a crown.

Now, show me your Goddess! :)
You can join anytime until December 31st, 2016!
(You can add your URL below until July 20th. As Inlinkz allows links for only 30 days, if you join the challenge after that date, please post your link in the comments and I will come visit!)

Check out the guidelines and weekly prompts HERE.
Enjoy!