Thursday, January 8, 2009

I've been kind of out of touch for the last few days. I've been really ill. Back and forth to the doctor, running a high fever, in lots of pain and generally feeling all blah.....

Well, hopefully the fever has finally broken. I've been fever free for about 6 hours now. I see the doctor again tomorrow to check it out. The worse part is that I have been off work and this is one of the busiest times of our year. The start of a new quarter at the University and students are in a real panic trying to get admitted.

I've felt so bad that I haven't even cared that I am unable to work. That says a lot for me, since I am a person who feels badly if I cannot do my part in my job.

Between sleeping and eating, I had a few hours of creativity and have taken as much advantage of it as I can. I finished a few ATCs, came up with a few ideas for some more and am doing a little journaling in my paper gluebook.

Here's a picture of an experiment in background making with some pigment ink, a few stamps and some "Pearl Powder". I like how it turned out. It is even more interesting I think because I used "suede" paper. It really looks like fabric.

I call this one "Humanity". That's the image I saw as I stamped and painted. :-)

Friday, January 2, 2009

Here's a bit of a different piece of paper art I've created today. This is the Goddess Pele, a Hawai'ian fire goddess that I made for a Swap-Bot swap. She is the birth Goddess of my partner and is a paper doll. I used a pattern from the Enchanted Gallery website that we were asked to use for the swap. I used some nice papers I had been given in another swap and used some bits of silk flowers and beads for her decoration. I enjoyed making this one so much that I made one for myself. She is called Hathor, Egyptian Queen of Heaven.

These birth goddesses were chosen for the swap at a zodiac goddess website chosen by the hostess of the swap. It is all a bit of fun and I find it quite interesting because my main patroness goddess is Bast. In some research I have done, Hathor and Bast were considered "one and the same". I'm enjoying making these so much I may make a "Kuan Yin" and a "Medusa" goddess paper doll. I think I could have some great fun using various papers to depict each goddess. Especially Medusa, as it will be very interesting figuring out how to represent the snakes in her hair.