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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…

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Frisky Friday Art: Dinner at Delphine’s

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It’s Friday again, day of art-loving Venus, planet of relationships and love. Have you had dinner yet?

Because it’s time for Dinner at Delphine’s!

And if you’re age 17+, more such relationship art and friskier stuff may be viewed at:

http://cosmicpersonadesigns.blogspot.com/

(You’ll find an Art Slideshow in the sidebar column.)

And for Art Downloads try:

http://stores.lulu.com/judecowell

In the mood for Moon Art or a Botanical rendering? Mosey over to:

http://secretmoonart.blogspot.com/

Perhaps I’ll run into you on an art site somewhere while you’re  ‘smirking the weird’ as Jimmy Fallon calls it. And you know you do.

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?

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!

Art Flowers for Spring!

Gladiolas by Moonlight

‘Gladiolas by Moonlight’ …a partial view… 

Drawing by jude cowell from http://secretmoonart.blogspot.com

The Owl of Minerva Lands on Thanksgiving Day

Not the Hegel Society journal, Minerva…more the owl coming in for a landing on a rainy day in Georgia: http://www.associatedcontent.com/article/456572/minervas_glen.html

and a poem of thanks to go with my best botanical rendering of an owl which I borrowed from one of my art gallery blogs: http://secretmoonart.blogspot.com

Astrologically, the asteroid Minerva’s keyphrase is this: ‘the desire to be accomplished.’

And we all like to be accomplished at something, don’t we? 

Nov 9: Scorpio New Moon and the Lost Peonies

Abandoned Garden with Peonies

UPDATE Oct 28, 2008: the following post is from a Scorpio New Moon in Nov, 2007. You’ll find a few details on the Scorpio New Moon of Oct 28, 2008 at my other blog, Stars Over Washington:

http://starsoverwashington.blogspot.com/2008/10/fdr-great-depression-new-moon-in.html

~Original 2007 post begins here:

This Friday’s New Moon, the beginning of a new cycle, falls at 17Sco10 so I’d like use both the ’rounding up’ and the exact degree for Sabian Symbol details.

Paraphrasing from Lynda Hill’s “360 Degrees of Wisdom” (Lynda’s link is found in the Sidebar under ‘Astrology’) we find that…

“17Sco” = “A woman, filled with her own spirit, is the father of her own child.”

This symbol relates to a sense of capability and self-sufficiency and the feeling of being able to accomplish almost anything; coping with being on one’s own, and with looking after the details of life without anyone’s help.

There may be a sense of being “left with the baby”; single parenthood, or the loss of males in one’s life; creative projects being birthed (New Moon) more fully with an infinite and total connection to what one wants to produce; in vitro fertilization; the complications of adoption; facing the world feeling whole; having the right to determine one’s future; the story of Jesus’ conception.

Lynda always includes a Caution for each degree:

Uncompromising feminism or chauvinism; unrealistic dependence; feeling one must be responsible for everything; being abandoned; having no one to turn to for support; being an adult before one’s time.

“18Sco” = “A quiet path through the woods brilliant in autumn coloring.”

The path one must take in order to finish something or accomplish a mission; ‘autumn leaves’ are syymbols of change–the energy of recent growth is returned to the earth in preparation for the next growing season; transition; quiet walks reconnect us with nature.

Fruitful success is now behind; harvest time; all is changing; winter comes with its need for recuperation; let the past go and make new plans; the opportunity and need to take time to quietly appreciate this shift of energy; rewards; overcoming disappointments; gardens, sometimes off the beaten path; memories; reverence and respect; rich colors; overcoming through positive attitudes; warm responses; having a “been there done that” attitude.

Caution: being too late for the harvest; being oblivious to nature’s beauty; dwelling on the past; feeling that winter is upon you with no way out; issues of growing old; being alone in one’s ‘autumn years.’ 

“The clearest way into the universe is through a forest wilderness.”  –John Muir

image: Abandoned Garden with Peonies, drawing by jude cowell (c)2007 

from http://secretmoonart.blogspot.com

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