Hi everybody. I'm just posting to let you all know I've updated my journal again, with more art. I'd love it if you could stop by!
hey! I'm new to livejournal and this community. I just wanted to introduce myself and show everyone what I'm about. I've just posted some of my art at my journal here and I would be so thrilled if you'd take a look and tell me what you think. You are all so talented.
Hi all! A recent drawing...( Satyr Girl under UmbrellaCollapse )...from my updated gallery pages.
a running motif of mine~bigger here~( joan of arc pooper lidCollapse )
More mermaid . . . ( Read more...Collapse )
Mermaid art . . .( Read more...Collapse )
( woweee!Collapse )lori fieldsthanks made_mois_elle!
kind of recent myth but i think it is enduring and full of archetypes~( last supper and croquet teapotCollapse )
Discovered on a http://www.mythicjourneys.org newsletter:
"There is something at work in mythic art that goes beyond even the skill of the artist. It's almost as though artists are tapping into something true and universal, something that links us all. As the late scholar Joseph Campbell, poets like Coleman Barks and Robert Bly, and psychologists like James Hillman show us, mythic art and design communicates something essential in a powerful and enriching way."
Hello everyone,I've been pondering the topic of distinctions between mythic artwork and fantasy artwork for a few months now. I've come to some conclusions on a personal basis, which I may post here in the future, but I'm still very interested in gathering other opinions on the subject.Do you make any major distinctions between mythic and fantasy artwork, and if so, how and what causes you to draw those distinctions? Is there a fundamental difference between the two, or are the differences (as you perceive them) simply a matter of intent, perspective, or some other factor? What causes you to describe a piece of art as mythic instead of as fantasy?
I thought I would share this recently-completed piece since it has been a while since I've posted. Hope you enjoy!( Rafinesque Awaiting SleepCollapse )
I thought I would share an older piece of mine.This may be the first art doll I ever made, and she is absolutely one-of-a-kind due to the nature of materials from which she was created. She was inspired by the unusual shape of wood that now forms her figure. This whimsical creature features an interesting palette of bright greens, warm earth tones, and hints of shimmering copper. Dangling above her outstretched hand is a small offering: a peridot-colored crystal heart which sparkles in the sunlight. She stands approximately 5.5 inches high not including her round wooden base. There are two more photographs of her available on my website Peridot Tree Spirit. (She is also currently for sale. Please contact me if you are interested in purchasing this piece.)Also, I've added a few more links to the entry on Mythology and Mythic Art resources.
Theres a mythical fiary art contest going on at Its on the message boards.
I'm a new member and I just thought I'd say "Hello" and show you a picture of one of my pieces . . .( Phester The GoblinCollapse )Hope you like him.
Return of the Convention (http://www.nadobra.com/conv/, 26th-27th March 2005 in Bristol, UK) will be attended by artists Alan Lee and John Howe. All profits from the event will go to The Red Cross who are deeply involved in current relief efforts after the Asian Tsunami. Other guests are Kiran Shah and Jed Brophy.Alan & John will be available for autographs to all attendees and will be giving a presentation. We are also excited to be able to offer an art workshop with Alan and John to a limited number of people.RotC are also offering the opportunity to attend a stunt workshop with Jed Brophy and Kiran Shah and Practical Sword and Shield Wall workshops with LANISTA Ancient Warfare Academy. All workshops will be fully participatory. Other events will include showings of Dominic Monaghan's 'An Insomniac's Nightmare' and the John Howe documentary 'There and Back Again'. See website for full schedule details.
I know I promised I'd post months ago...but things got int the way...so I'll start with a poem. Critism is welcome...Spider Remeber when you came to mewith your sewing needles brokenand life tangled in your tiny hands?You told me someone's Father asked you for your weavingThat he could do it betterthat only his work is Rightand you were not to ask questionsof his designsBut, when you wore what he madeit did not grow with you, childit frayed, it toreand you forgot how to fix it.for he told you it would be an insultto himto learn how to weave yourselfChild, he is only a man of two-thousand yearsand I was ancient when he was bornwhat can a man know of weaving?said II gave you my own needles then, childDo you remember? and together we untangled the knots and furlsin your twisted threadthen, together we made new patternsas I taught you what I knewI told you, " I will help you with the difficult peices, childbut in the end I know the cloth must be your own"And it was your questions that made that first clothso fairSometimes, we made mistakes(Woman can always admit their misstepsEven I, the oldest of your oldest' grandmothers!)so then I showed you the delightin unraveling the threads and beginning againAnd now that you know how to coax the threadsto your own choosingyou see how you cannot be happywith how other people may wish weave your life for youSo you may one day teach your daughter'show to weave their own lives, as I taught you to weave your own.
I was feeling somewhat poetic today :) I suppose this is one of my very few attempts at poetry over the past year or so that has not been haiku.
Spirit Doe - 2/10/05Sleek, tawny hind meandering through the mists of a long-lingering dawn:She trails her garment over the softly creased hillside,a fine veil drifting into the valleys like the bridal train of some high medieval noblewomanstitched with pale Bloodroot, laced with dew-beaded spiders' webs.They are of the same fabric:twisting, weaving through gnarled branches,the cloth of high marsh grass whispering to itselfHer foot falls (her hoof falls) leaving the clarity of water-rounded riverbed stonesin a swath of silk.Spirit Doe in the morning:crafting her tapestry of landscape threads - warp and weft, time and spaceglimmering, then vanishingin the growing light.
Hello all....A brief intro before I launch into my question for ya'll. I'm 26, Polish-Canadian, living just outside of Montreal. I'm a perpetual student happily working in a bookstore (I like to pretend it's a slightly shabby antiquarian bookshop, but the bright lights and Kvetching Sunday Moms smash that fancy). My religious beliefs are Pagan, my first favorite movie was Labyrinth (which I could quote by heart) and I enjoy art (written and visual)...thus the interest in this community.So. My query. I'm currently trying to create a painting of/for Inanna. This is the first time I've attempted to create art that is devotional in nature, and I'm not sure how to go about it. I feel like I should do something more than just sit down with a paintbrush. For those who have experience with this sort of thing, what would you recommend for me to try? I want to get in touch with that inner perception and experience that prompted this deep need/drive to creat this art in the first place, but as that was a unique spiritual experience, I'm not sure how to access it again.
Firstly, I would like to welcome all of the new members and watchers of this community. Thank you for joining and for showing interest in this budding endeavor. Everyone is welcome to post (even those of you who are only watching this community should have the ability to post if you wish): hint, hint, nudge, nudge, wink, wink!! Feel free to introduce yourselves as well, if you feel so inclined.
Those who decide to follow this path take on a spiritual quest that requires them to fulfill religious vows - to “complete themselves” according to Wixárika customs. One begins this specialist training as a girl, or later as a married woman. An individual who chooses to follow this training consults a shaman, who for five consecutive years advises the novice as to the particular gods and supernatural allies with whom she must form special relationships, and the kinds of ritual undertaking that she must complete for them. (91-92)
Those who have visited my personal LJ may have seen the two previous work-in-progress scans of this image. I had been working on it for a few months, slowly scratching away the elements with my trusty exacto knife, but last night I finally finished it! As the subject line states, it's certainly more of a personal interpretation of the male aspect of the Divine as revered within Wicca and some other forms of Neo-Pagan Witchcraft (typically addressed as simply the Horned God, but also referred to as Cernunnos, Herne, Karnayna, Pan etc.). ( a personal interpretation of the Horned GodCollapse )