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
Click here to view more details
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! 

Wednesday, June 15, 2016

Release of my New Workbook!

Helloooo!

Just a quick note to let you know that my new ebook is on sale at my Etsy Shop


Yay! :)

https://www.etsy.com/listing/386317764/workbook-ancient-patterns-for-modern?ref=shop_home_feat_4
This is a study I made on ancient motifs depicted on stone, wood, ceramics.
I'll show you my method for creating patterns as long as guide you through the process of identifying yours.
The workbook contains also 13 new patterns and beautiful artwork made with them by my talented fellow tanglers.
I am very proud if it. It is my first "solo" adventure in publishing an ebook and I am so excited!
I hope you will like it.
Have a great week!

Monday, June 13, 2016

13 Goddesses Challenge - Week #3: JAPANESE - TOMAYORI-HIME

Hellooo!!

The 13 GODDESSES CHALLENGE is spreading around!
We have started to list some beautiful entries both on the blog and in our Facebook Group!

You can still show us your creations until December 31st!
Jump in!

This week's prompt is Japanese Goddess.

I chose
*TOMAYORI-HIME*

She is a Water Goddess, mother of the hero Daida and daughter of a sea-dragon god.
Her name can be translated as "Woman possessed by a God".
She is linked to the Ocean's Depths and moving water and is a Goddess of Renewal.

Maybe I used too much yellow... ehmmm... 

 Better. :)

 I love that little dragon! 
The Kanji (Japanese writing character) on the right means "dragon".
 What do you think?

Now, show me your Goddess! :)
You can join anytime until December 31st, 2016!
(You can add your URL below until July 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!


Monday, June 6, 2016

13 Goddesses Challenge - Week #2: CELTIC or NORDIC - CERRIDWEN

Helloooo!!
Here we go with our second week of the

* CERRIDWEN*

Lately I am beeing fascinated by dark or old Goddesses.
Like Cerridwen.
She is a Celtic Welsh Goddess and Enchantress of Transformation, stirring in her cauldron a potion that grants wisdom and inspiration.
She is a Shapeshifter and a Goddess of Rebirth: she ate Gwion Bach, became pregnant and gave birth to the famous bard Taliesin.

The meaning of her name is controversial. It could be translated as either "Croocked Woman" or "White/Pure Woman".

You can read her story in 
THE MABINOGION

This time I remembered to take pics while drawing my goddess! :)

First I sketched her face in my handmade journal.

Then I started to create skin tones using watersoluble pastels and my (almost dead) paper blender.

Added the Cauldron.

Don't ask me why I chose these colors for her hair. It came to me that way. :)
Maybe it's for her double nature: death and rebirth.

Adding final touches.

And here she is!

What do you think?

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If you like Fairytales, there is this course starting in July.
And Tam's class "Fabulous Faces" is a great start if you are a beginner with faces. I learned a lot!
Click here to view more details
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Now, show me your Goddess! :)
You can join anytime until December 31st, 2016!
(You can add your URL below until July 6th. As Inlinkz allows links for only 30 days, if you join the challenge after the end of June, please post your link in the comments and I will come visit!)

Check out the guidelines and weekly prompts HERE.
Enjoy!