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Chiffonery Art 4 AbsoluteArts

As far I know, the artists’ portfolio site, AbsoluteArts, is one of the earlier websites for sharing and selling artwork worldwide.

For quite some time, I have been a member of the site and recommend it most highly to all artists including photographers.

Yet only today have I updated my portfolio with two Chiffonery Art drawings – erotic art for the 17+ers among us – if you’d like to check out ‘the ladies.’

AbsoluteArts is one of the few places I offer my drawings in their original form rather than color prints, so have yourself a browse if you wish, join if you haven’t, and set up a portfolio of your own for global exposure of your creative work (free and premium portfolios available.)

Jude Cowell’s AbsoluteArts Portfolio

Locate your snagged images online

Having just joined Red Bubble, a supportive Art Community, I ran across a heads-up there concerning a service new to me called TinEye.

TinEye is a free service whereby artists, photographers, and bloggers may search online for their images which have been snagged by others. Sign up, confirm by email, and off you go.

Mum’s the word:

You may wish to keep this secret ability under your babushka in case you suspect unauthorized use of your images which may put you in a sleuthing mood:

http://tineye.com/

There are a couple of ways to do this…you’ll see when you get there.

And do drop by and see me at Red Bubble when you can. And if you’re an artist and/or photographer – or like to view creative work – you may wish to join this active Art Community:

http://www.redbubble.com/people/judecowell

Chiffonery Art and a Panacea on a Rainy Day

Don’t know about you but last night’s ‘townhall’ meeting between Barack Obama and John McCain wumped me out with Politics so I’ve turned to Art on this rainy day in Georgia to clear my head.

Now Panacea’s Pink Fringe is finally as pink as it can be:

http://cosmicpersonadesigns.blogspot.com/2008/10/panaceas-pink-fringe-more-peaceful.html

Or, if you’re a fond of rainy days and don’t mind a fairy or two,  you may wish to visit Rainy Tree: Two Fairies:

http://secretmoonart.blogspot.com/2006/08/rainy-tree-two-fairies.html

Frisky Friday Art: Tamara’s Tulle Tutu

Tamara's Tulle Tutu

Tamara's Tulle Tutu

Hurrah!! Political conventions are over! Slogans are touted, balloons are popped, and exhaustion sets in so now I say it’s time for a little Frisky Friday Art, Y’all!

Tamara’s here from:

http://cosmicpersonadesigns.blogspot.com

Visit my Lulu Storefront:

http://stores.lulu.com/judecowell

And for cosmic, moon, and children’s art:

http://secretmoonart.blogspot.com

Hope everyone has a great weekend and remember: even if you have no interest in Politics, Politics is very interested in you…

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Art Update Sept 6: my latest Chiffonery Art drawing is now up – ‘Candy’s Cold Shoulder’:

http://cosmicpersonadesigns.blogspot.com/2008/09/candys-cold-shoulder.html

~:~ if this link to Blogger gives you a  ‘blog not found’ message, this is ridulous and I assure you that Candy is in the gallery…please click the Cosmic Persona Designs link above and you’ll meet her after you push past Blogger’s ‘do you want to continue?’ alert….for if you like Chiffonery Art, Candy may be worth your effort!

Wandering Educators and September’s Artist of the Month

Well, that would be yours truly!

Happily I am honored to be chosen as Wandering Educator’s September Artist of the Month.

You may check out the interview where I discuss my artistic influences, background, and creative process here:

http://www.wanderingeducators.com/artisans/artisan-month/september-artist-month-jude-cowell.html

Perhaps you don’t think I HAVE a creative process, but I beg to differ! You’ll find that a varied sampling of drawings is featured within the interview so mosey over to Wandering Educators when you get a mo, okay?

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!

Frisky Friday Art: late than never

Dora\'s Pink Shoe Envy

Yes, the friskiness has left the building in many time zones…translation: this drawing is being published quite late for Frisky Friday Art.

And it’s not as if I splash up one of my archetypal Chiffonery Art images every Friday, Venus’ day though it may be.

Still, I hope Dora (titled prior to my hearing of the children’s character, Dora)–I hope that this Dora and her primal emotions of material envy are of some small entertainment for you, Lone Viewer, because with the way the world is going, you could definitely use a smidge of mindless visual fluff.

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http://secretmoonart.blogspot.com  (moon art, cosmic art, children’s art, fairy art–you get it) and http://dreamyfishart.blogspot.com  (botanical drawings: tropical fish of Western Australia…fish portraits in imaginary settings…ensnared within their fondest dreams for you to sneak a peek!)

So  drop by when you can! Jude

Wishing a Happy Weekend to All!  jude

New ‘Dreamyfish Art’ portrait emerges!

Between Astrology, Politics, and the barndoor, it’s been a while since I completed and published a tropical fish portrait…until last evening.

“New Dreamyfish Art portrait emerges”…from the depths of my 12th house imagination, that is!

For those scientist types who prefer botanical drawings to most any other genre of Art, a warning must go out: my Dreamyfish Art fish portrait collection combines the realism of a rendering done as botanically correct as I can muster (with colored pencils on black paper, a Disney-esque effect, some say) with oceanic Neptune’s imaginative faculties, such as I may contain.

This is hopefully achieved by way of visionary, colorful surroundings for these deep-denizened creatures to wander about in…as if the viewer sees them surprised and ensnared within a dream…each fish’s own fondest dream.

Often these species are found at such depths, it’s a monchrome world for the brightly marked dearies, so I created Dreamyfish Art portaits to cater to their private dreams because after all: fish dream, too.

Astrologically this Saturn/Neptune mutuality has much significance within this artist’s psyche:

Saturnian form is supplied by my natal Saturn in Virgo (details; science) in 12th house of behind-the-scenes work (and often of research.) In my natal chart are four planets in Capricorn and thus they are ruled by Saturn. They are: Sun, Jupiter, Mercury, and Mars. The latter two are posited in the 5th house of Creativity, I am glad to say, with Sun and Jupiter conjunct in 4th; Sun/Jup trine Saturn in 12th.

Artistic and mystical Neptune is in mid-Libra (she said, dating herself) and sextiles a Sagittarian Venus, also in 4th house. I like to be and to work at home on projects, as you might imagine.

Also for art-lover Venus is a trine with Pluto in Leo. When Pluto came calling on natal Venus all through 2003, I noticed a deepening effect on my drawing and I tended to know how each piece would appear as they were begun. Dreams of scenes and themes became more accessible to my waking consciousness, a neat trick improved upon by Pluto’s transformative powers!

Plus, the sculpturist feel I had noticed when drawing on 2-dimensional black paper seemed to increase into a hyper-realism at times…something about bringing light out of darkness as opposed to loading up white or light paper with darker pigments.

Yet I do still use white paper for line illustrations, of course. Who doesn’t?

That’s the best I can do to describe how my drawing and experience of drawing changed internally during my Pluto-to-Venus transit. Sitting at my drafting table and staring at a blank sheet of paper, it sort of ‘washed over me’ the day of the first conjunction (of three.) And very obviously, too, for I had not been conscious of the date’s significance until it happened–but soon suspected what was ‘up’ with my natal chart’s transits…and the Pluto transit was the “biggie” for the year, exact on that day.

My Piscean Moon’s hope is that outer results artfully tell the tale in symbols rather than mere words can do as watery Neptune sloshes into Saturnian form, and I hope you’ll find the undersea realm half full at Dreamyfish Art:

http://dreamyfishart.blogspot.com/2008/06/knightfish-pencil-portrait.html

And come on, world…Let’s Save Our Oceans!

 

 

Kaleidoscope Art Show for You!

 

Hope this Art Slideshow displays in your browser but if not, go to http://slide.com/judecowell 

and take your pick of several displays of my artwork.

If you’re an artist, you may add an image of your own to one of my collections, but no photos please, and keep to the theme, if you may. Thanks!

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