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Blogging from Raleigh NC!

Here am I gone awol yet blogging at you from Raleigh during a break from this Spring’s family spree on a lovely day in May. Cool breezes are blowing and thunderstorms may lie ahead later today but for now the weather is simply scrumptious, y’all!

But fast typing is a must since I shall soon be whisked away for a Mother’s Day massage at Epona & Oak: ‘A Fashioning of Style & Wellness’…well, you know I can hardly wait for that!

Then tomorrow we plan a browse of the new galleries at the North Carolina Art Museum which you can virtually tour on their website where you’ll find links to flickr slideshows and photos of some groovy new art. You may wish to click to view their new and tranquil reflecting pools, too.

Plus, this flower lover hears that the new gardens at the museum are something to see which could mean botanical drawing inspiration for moi.

Therefore, there’s not much politickin’ or astrologizin’ for me this weekend and I hope that anyone reading this vacation post has a great time wherever she or he may browse!

That’s:

Epona & Oak 329 Blake Street Raleigh NC @ 919.828.7500 if you should find yourself in the neighborhood, or visit Epona and Oak if you wish!

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Written by Jude Cowell

May 8, 2010 at 4:20 pm

Art Blog: The Illustrated Garden

Oh, this is brilliant!

Alabama artist and gardener Val Webb’s studio blog The Illustrated Garden displays her illustrations of plants, flowers, and visitors to her beautiful southern garden.

Butterflies show up for refreshing nectar feasts and are immortalized in portraitures of perfection – and with their bio details included, the better to identify them with.

Val gives us Botanical Drawings and Paintings at their finest, so do check out The Illustrated Garden when you may, but hurry – it’s canning time in southern Alabama and there’s one last cantaloupe photo to be viewed!

Children’s Art of the Mystical Kind!

Care for a brief yet soothing stroll through mystical forests?

Then wake up your sleepy-faced Inner Divine Child and have a peek! You know you want to…

Return from Raleigh NC: Spring Time 2009!

As we drove back today from Raleigh NC to the Athens GA area, it was obvious that NC was third in line, SC was second, and my home state of Georgia was first in the Spring Bustin’ Out All Over department.

Rolling green meadows and pastures – a very cool one with cows and horses fraternizing contentedly – lined both sides of the highway once the Georgia border was reached as if someone had flipped on the greenery switch.

The ‘wide place in the road’ named Ila, GA was particularly spring-like with pink-blooming plum trees, yellowbell bushes a bit past their prime but still beautiful with their willowesquely drooping branches, and Bradford pear trees whose white blossoms were in process of giving themselves over to pale green leaves.

March 20 officially marks Spring Equinox for 2009 so get out your puddle jumpers and ‘brellas because in southeastern US – and soon the whole of creation where applicable –  it’s time to flower.

And since each one of us is the’ flowering of his/her generations’, how would you like a Tulipa ‘Maytime’ portrait for starters?

http://secretmoonart.blogspot.com/2009/03/tulipa-maytime-under-full-moon.html

Flower On!

Have you met Pale sweetlips?

If you’ve never been introduced to Western Australia’s Pale sweetlips, here’s your opportunity to meet and greet:

http://dreamyfishart.blogspot.com/2009/03/pale-sweetlips-returns.html

Not sure about smooches though…you’ll have to suss that one out for yourself.

Fay on way

Tropical storm Fay has killed 4 people already and is on her way toward the Florida Straits and the Gulf of Mexico, and is set to sweep through Cuba first, they said on my TV.

Fay – or ‘Faye’ in my family! – is a faerie-esque name that I’ve always liked and have even used it for one of my archetypal drawings, Faye’s Magic Lamp. Not much magic in stormy Fay, however, and I wish all well who may find themselves in her path.

It does seem that bad weather follows eclipses and August has been replete with Solar and Lunar lunations, hasn’t it? And August, forever my least favorite month, isn’t over yet.

So here’s a small something for the 17+ers (which may be two out of three readers, as I realize daily – otherwise who keeps searching for the word, ‘weed’?)…anyway, you may have seen this drawing’s image on this very blog, but here’s the original publishment of Faye’s Magic Lamp:

http://cosmicpersonadesigns.blogspot.com/2005/11/fayes-magic-lamp.html

And how about a link to a brief Cosmic Art SlideShow for the Moon Art-inclined?

http://secretmoonart.blogspot.com/2007/11/check-out-my-slide-show_25.html

There! now you’re all hooked up, but no weed included, you naughty monkeys…well, except for:

https://judecowell.wordpress.com/2007/10/30/dreamyfish-art-slender-weed-whiting/

How many spots does a Rabbitfish have?

Assuming there are still a few rabbitfish left in the oceans near Western Australia (for I don’t like to think that there aren’t) this link shows you my paltry version in colored pencil of a Three-spotted rabbitfish who sports, funnily enough, three spots:

http://dreamyfishart.blogspot.com/2008/06/three-spotted-rabbitfish.html

How do you know it isn’t your Art Karma to bubble yourself on over to Dreamyfish Art?

And while there, please click on the Agora Gallery button to view their slideshow of Art now on display in Agora’s Soho and Chelsea locations, NYC!

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