Last week I said I was going to focus on my online art classes and I am continuing to do so with another class from Radiant Faces (see badge on sidebar for link). This week I chose to do the Goddess class offered by Julie Gibbons.This is a page of sketches drawn from inspiration from my Goddess card deck by Doreen Virtue:
Do you know which one I ended up going with? I'll show you in a bit. But lest I forget I have a photo to share specially for the T gang over at Bleubeard and Elizabeth's blog:
My mom and I went to a cute little café in town for lunch and we both had the carmelized onion, mushroom and gruyere quiche along with a side salad. Everything is always made with fresh local ingredients -SO good! Bring along something beverage related in any way and come join us for T Stands For Tuesday-warning we do tend to get each other hungry quite often:)
Back to the Goddess course. Although I cannot go into specifics as this is a paid for class I will say it was another amazing class-and I adored listening to Julie's Scottish accent!
What I discovered was that I was mostly picking out (not on purpose) Celtic goddess cards from the deck so I knew somehow that would figure onto my personal goddess. I did look up French goddesses and I was just blown away by the fact that all of the French named goddesses are derived from Celtic roots!! I always wondered why I ( the only one in my family) have always had this connection to Celtic heritage even though I'm mostly French!
We were to do our goddess in mandala and stylized form. I knew that for me I wanted her to be soft, to convey love and kindness and I think I did that. To color her in- we were to use -ha! alcohol markers- the very thing I had just discussed playing with in my last post! This was a very scary thing for me as I was so afraid of ruining her. But I did it. And I survived. And so did she:)
Here's a funny thing too. After I finished her I thought she resembled Julia Roberts a bit. My son came home from work, saw my page and said-ha-"she looks like Julia Roberts" ! I chose to stamp both an Irish and a French image on the page. I learned to listen to my intuition for my goddess to emerge and so she really is mine. And this portrait looks nothing at all like the instructor's examples -or for that matter even many of the other student pieces. What a wonderful class!
Linking to Art It Friday- Show Your Face.
One last journal page:
Quote is by Mark Twain. The background is map tissue paper painted over with a wash of several blue paints then spattered with orange and light blue paints. The koi fish were cut from one of my Gelli Plate deli paper prints. Images and words glued to page and outlined with charcoal pencil. This is for Art Journal Journey (theme is maps); Mix It Monthly (theme is fishes-and use orange); and Paint Party Friday.
Speaking of Paint Party Friday, I won a piece of art in a giveaway from SusuPetal in Finland-and here it is hanging in my art room:
And thank you all for visiting and leaving your comments. Always so appreciated!
" It is only during our darkest moments that we must focus to see the light". Aristotle Onassis
What can I say about the recent tragedy and loss of so many innocent lives in Orlando , Florida? We need to continue to share more love.