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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/

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!

 

 

blog surfers amusing me!

For weeks I’ve waited for this blog’s Top Searches to morph into something weighty, heavy…I don’t know…maybe…serious, like Politics, or Mundane Astrology.

Hasn’t happened yet and sheepishly I admit that the three top searches on this blog are:

erotic art, party, and weed. How crazy is that?!

The first term I understand–there are a few saucy art images perpetrated by yours truly here although most may be found at my Cosmic Persona Designs gallery: http://cosmicpersonadesigns.blogspot.com for the 17+ among us. And sometimes I refer to erotic art as Chiffonery Art because there’s usually a little chiffon somewhere in the picture.

No Garth lurks, but there may be some drawings around here and elswhere with the word ‘Party’ in the title, and a few grumpy mentions of a ‘political party’ as well, so okay, I get it. 

But–weed?

Well, perhaps I should apologize for disappointing because the only ‘weed’ here is a botanical drawing I rendered of a Slender weed whiting of Western Australia…it’s one of my Dreamyfish Art drawings from http://dreamyfishart.blogspot.com

So I’m filing this under my HA! Made Ya Look Department–that oughta teach ya, naughty blog surfers!

Now you have one blogger’s encouragement to Party On!

Art of Politics or Politics of Art? Not here!

Lila and the Red table

Well, not s’much anyway.

But you will find a blend of Art bwo my oil and watercolour pencil drawings, and Politics bwo Political Astrology (actually called, Mundane Astrology) here at Jude’s Threshold where I like to smoosh together all my interests including Political Cat Limericks which I purloin from:

http://limslimericks.blogspot.com  (kitty litter scratches from our main bard and muse Mr.A.Cat, an agent formerly in service to our nation–contains some cat photos, too);

http://starsoverwashington.blogspot.com  (looking under the hood of Politics bwo the Stars overhead–AND it’s linky rich);

and there’s the occasional mention here of modestly priced Art Downloads from my Lulu Storefront:

http://stores.lulu.com/judecowell   plus,  you are welcome to request a particular image for addition to Lulu if you find one you favor overmuchly, perhaps from:

http://cosmicpersonadesigns.blogspot.com (mask-infused, archetypal, Chiffonery and Erotic Art–for 17+ers);

http://secretmoonart.blogspot.com  (cosmic, moon, botanical, children’s, and Fairy Art);

http://dreamyfishart.blogspot.com  (botanical portraits of tropical fish ensnared within their private dream scenarios–Saturn’s realism meets Neptune’s undersea illusions.)

So I hope you’ll mosey by a blog or two on my list for Stars, Politics, cat rhymeries,  or to view some of the online gallery images which make up this web of snuggly fabric of creativity which I’ve weaved into a tapestry just for you!

image: ‘Lila and the Red Table’ (c) jude cowell 2008  from Cosmic Persona Designs

Use only by express permission of artist. This means YOU, Sparkie!

Dreamyfish Art: Slender weed whiting

Slender weed whiting

Floating in to say Hi! is the latest of my tropical fish portraits of a Slender weed whiting, Siphonognathus beddomei (Johnson), of Carnac Island, Western Australia.

As are all my Dreamyfish, Slender is lost in a dream and you’ve caught him in a very private moment…

you’ll find more portraits of his buddies at http://dreamyfishart.blogspot.com where you’ll see the first version of this drawing…this is the final effort here. Fini.

View yourself some modestly priced Downloadable Art Images at:

http://stores.lulu.com/judecowell/  at your whim. And please feel free to join the Art Mavens Group at Lulu and place your own creative efforts in our Storefront!

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