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Sacred Art: Om Mani Padme Hum

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:

Om Mani Padme Hum

Om

Om

Ma

Ma

Ni

Ni

Padme

Padme

Hum

Hum

Stay tuned for my series of chakra paintings!

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Sacred Art: The Sabbats (Series), Part 2

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.

1. Lughnasadh

Sabbat Painting Lughnasadh

2. Ostara

Sabbat Painting Ostara

3. Samhain – one of my personal favourites, I’m very pleased with the skull!

Sabbat Painting Samhain

4. Yule

Sabbat Painting Yule

I’ve already started another mini-series of watercolours, revolving around mandala designs and the meditative chant Om ma ni padme hum. Stay tuned!

Sacred Art: The Sabbats (series)

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

Sabbat Painting WotY

2. Beltaine

Sabbat Painting Beltaine

3. Imbolg

Sabbat Painting Imbolg

4. Litha

Sabbat Painting Litha

5. Mabon

Sabbat Painting Mabon

Stay tuned for Part 2 of this post!

Sacred Art: Green Tara and The Morrighan

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);

Green Tara painting

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;

Morrighan painting

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;

Pagan painting 001

Sacred Art; The Goddess/Heroine Scathach

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?

Sacred Art; The Goddess Brighid

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.

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