Hallo all, welcome to the latest belated update from the laziest blogger in town! I actually painted these quite some time ago, but somehow forgot to photograph them. The mandala patterns in the centre come from a copyright-free book of designs, and the process of drawing/painting them is extremely meditative in itself.
The phrase om mani padme hum is probably the most popular Buddhist chant used for meditation. The actual meaning of the phrase is complicated and multi-faceted, so I will refer you to this website for its meaning.
All together now:
Stay tuned for my series of chakra paintings!
Welcome to the second installment of pretty watercolour pictures of the Wiccan Sabbats (see part one here)! Sorry for the delay, I’ve been rather busy ‘IRL’, dealing with the horrific administrative clusterfuck that is tertiary education in this state/country.
3. Samhain – one of my personal favourites, I’m very pleased with the skull!
I’ve already started another mini-series of watercolours, revolving around mandala designs and the meditative chant Om ma ni padme hum. Stay tuned!
I’ve completed another ‘series’ of watercolour paintings, this time depicting each of the Sabbats. They’re roughly based on the Sabbat cards from my oracle card deck, although rather more detailed!
Here are the first 4, plus the Wheel of the Year poster I also did;
1. Wheel of the Year
Stay tuned for Part 2 of this post!
Yet another installment in my “Goddess” series of paintings, using watercolours on cheap canvas.
The first painting draws upon Hindu lore, and depicts the Green Tara, along with her mantra in Sanskrit at the top (Om tare tuttare ture soha);
This one one I actually did specifically as a present for my sister, though keeping it to myself was awfully tempting. It’s a very “pretty” version of the Irish war Goddess The Morrighan, and the skulls are painted silver;
And here’s a bonus “symbolism painting” I did (it’s rather basic), depicting the ‘sunset’ of Christianity and the ‘sunrise’ of Earth-based worship;
As you have probably seen, I started designing and creating my own oracle cards around the idea of NeoPaganism in daily life; here are the black and white versions. I actually finished this a long time ago, I just have been so slack with blogging that I hadn’t uploaded the pictures; here they are, including some close-ups of my favourite cards.
My favourite cards, in no particular order:
Stay tuned for more NeoPagan art, and a tonne of photographs!
As I mentioned in my previous post, I have been designing my own set of divination/oracle cards. They are thematically based on the idea of daily NeoPagan practice, and the “essential” elements of NeoWicca. There are 44 cards altogether, and I’ve now finished the initial inking for all of them;
Stay tuned; I’m colouring these in now, and pictures of the finished cards will soon follow.
Another watercolour pencil, Sharpie and pen illustration on canvas, of my other patron Goddess, Scathach.
I’ve also started working on my own set of divination/oracle cards. The deck is based on the theme of “Daily NeoPagan Practice” and has 44 cards in it. I’ve included a preview of the first 10 cards, in the initial inking stage;
Stay tuned for more artsy stuff – I’ve also finished the initial inking of my Book of Shadows, and have a bit more colouring to do before completion. I’m thinking about photographing the entire thing and uploading it here as a .zip folder – any thoughts?
Lately I’ve been branching out, art-wise, and experimenting with different media. I’m particularly taken with permanent texta and watercolour pencils on canvas. I’ve done a couple of different pieces, including a ‘devotional’ piece to one of my two patron Goddesses; Brighid.
From left to right, Brighid in her triple aspects as; the Healer, the Flame of Inspiration, and the Smith/Fferyllt. There are gold metallic details, too, but they don’t show up very well in the photo.
Welcome to today’s installment of the Book of Shadows sampler, which looks at the steps taken in creating a full-page knotwork design. In this instance, the main design is a bird-motif knotwork panel (design taken from Complete Celtic Designs) with decorated corners.
1. Pencilling the main design;
2. Pencilling the corner decorations, and inking the main design;
3. Inking, intermediary and final;
4. Colouring with inks;
5. Highlighting using metallic pens;
And with that, we have a beautifully decorated full page design!
While I try and take “in progress” photographs of my work, there are generally about 12 pages of unphotographed material to every detailed post I make here. So, I will intermittently take photographs of the completed pages to present these “overviews” of the whole Book of Shadows.
Tah dah! Stay tuned for more of the Book of Shadows project, coming soon.