Update Monday Oct 13, 2008: am adding to my list yet another blog space and I don’t know what I’m thinking! Another? ;p
Guess it’s more of an All-Links-in-One-Place smorgasbord kind of thing but with an Album that Slideshows into Art images….it’s called ‘Jude Cowell Art’ but there will be News and Politics involved, plus so far I’ve included a Daily Horoscope feature with more features and feeds to come:
Drop by for a visit and sign my Guestbook (if I figure out how to display one!)
Update Sept 4, 2008: here’s a link to a September Artist of the Month interview I’ve done at the Wandering Educators site with more art stuff and personal info:
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Since I’m just getting accustomed to WordPress today I decided to add some info here, if that’s okay with you.
Lifelong artist, descended from weavers, quilters, embroiderers, and tatters (lace-makers) on both sides of my family (I have Pallas in Taurus in 9th house = patterning ability), I’ve always enjoyed perpetrating several art forms…from Fabric Art (including felt collage), wire/beads/vintage jewelry “candle bowers” which I invented based on the nests of bower birds and which combined my love of vintage jewelry, candles-with-mirrors to increase light, and stones (must have a little magpie in me–I like shiny beads) to paper collage, Painting -both oil and acrylics.
One of my deepest admirations artwise is reserved for those who successfully manipulate Watercolors–how on earth do you do that ??
Note: the wire/metal art I can no longer do after 6 years of sensitizing my system, and I caution anyone due to the absorption of metals into your system: I do not recommend working with wire, but do miss the sculptural quality of ‘spinning’ shapes with it…wish I could!
In 1995/96, when inspirational Neptune conjuncted my Mercury/Mars conjunction in the natal 5th house of Creativity (and Mercury/Mars gives manual dexterity), I nabbed my first-ever drafting table with magnifying lens/lamp and began drawing full time–usually on black paper as I had done long ago in art classes.
Black paper gives a certain spiritual quality, I think, and describes Neptune’s influence perfectly. It also gives me a feeling of sculptural work as I build up layers from black to light/white.
Formal training was good all through my school years–back when creative classes weren’t dissed by politicians–and my favorite junior high/high school Art Teacher was Dr. Robert Nix of the University of Georgia–yet I did not attend UGA, for I was accepted into the Fashion Illustration, Layout, and Design courses at Atlanta College of Art at the High Museum–it was ‘School of Art’ then because academic courses had to be taken at Emory University. And there lay the catch–I could not afford to take anything but Art classes, alas, so I missed my degree.
However, I know you can see the Fashion influence in many of my pieces–the ones in the Cosmic Persona Designs Gallery for sure – see link below. Some of designs are somewhat saucy – you may even say, erotic, if you wish. Yes, I consider them for 17+-ers Only, and although I can’t prevent online viewing, Blogger does have a Caution Alert which you must click through before the gallery opens.
Parents should know what their under-17s are up to, I think, and my ’Chiffonery Art’ is certainly mild compared to other web content, so I think you can view and go on to lead a normal life with no ill effects from viewing my drawings.
Also I’m a fan of Children’s Art in a big way–see Secret Moon Art for some of those, including Pattillo Armadillo, a character I created for a children’s book, the dummy for which has been considered for publication by Little, Brown in New York. Similar to entering Atlanta School/College of art based on my portfolio, Pattillo was invited North based on a Little, Brown Art Director’s viewing of his portfolio at an SCBWI Conference–also in Atlanta.
But Pattillo didn’t make their List, yet I still dream of ‘doing something’ with him one day, and later on I’ll publish a pic or two of Pattillo for you here–he’s quite a charming little fellow…you should meet him, if you haven’t.
Astrology was an early (age 12) interest which I left behind because my church said, stay away from it–but then one day in 1996, I picked up an Astrology book a friend had loaned my daughter, and immediately found myself becoming a ‘reluctant astrologer’ against my wishes. But there are no accidents, are there? Synchronicity abounds!
So why “Jude” and why “Cowell”? Because a few minutes before I was born, personal name asteroid, Cowell arose, then baby moi yelped into the time flux, then a few minutes later, asteroid, Judith arose. (Yes, I am a ‘Judith’) So what else could I be?
Oh–and it’s Coh’ wull, not ‘cow’ as in moo-cow, or Simon…but never mind.
Well, I’ll mosey for now for my other blogs are demanding attention today. Leave a Comment on a post, if you wish – I’d love to chat with you and visit YOUR blog, too…for I believe in reciprocal Linky Richness!
Some of my stuff on view for you:
my Lulu Storefront for modestly priced Art Downloads;
Dreamyfish Art – botanical fish portraits in visionary settings;
Sevret Moon Art – Children’s, Fairy, Moon/Cosmic, and botanical illustrations;
Update 9.14.09: and here’s my latest blog creation, a tapestry blog of societal issues, Art, Astrology, Politics, food and diet, and family stuff:
and for political cat limericks of the Mr. A. Cat variety:
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