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Spain’s Metropol Parasol structure a knock-out!

Having just been bowled over by the 6-photo slideshow of Seville, Spain’s new Metropol Parasol, I want to be certain you’ve snagged a peek at the new and creative architectural marvel, if you haven’t.

Since its completion in April 2011, we now know where to find the ‘world’s largest wooden urban structure’ and it is a show-stopping beauty of a sculptured building of cross-hatched wood over steel in the most graceful of forms. And the Parasol has practical uses for city dwellers and tourists of Seville as Uranian genius pours into Saturnian form!

Plato’s Ideal? Seems very close to me but really you should decide for yourself.

Experientially, it looks like walking underneath a giant wooden mushroom! (As if I actually know what such a thing would look like. Well, now I do.)

And please don’t be dissuaded from taking a peek at the photos by the fact that ‘parasol’, ‘rain’, and ‘rain man’ are related symbols of the sort of largess that tends to come with too many strings attached.

No, let’s not go there.

But do let us run away to Seville to bask under the Metropol Parasol!

A fuller view of my drawing ‘Shroom Trio may be found in the current ‘Mad Majicks’ issue of Emerging Visions e-zine and you’re cordially invited to check out all the Art and Poetry!

And Art appears: Hermesia!

Look, it’s mercurial Hermesia thinking of past and future while simultaneously planning to languish about this weekend and get herself in the mood for a cozy hibernating season 2010!

Yet still the curiosity of Mercury’s handmaiden, Hermesia, continues…

View more drawings and stuff 24/7…

Is ‘Gertrude’s Garter’ considered Cosmo-Erotic Art?

Detail from a pencil drawing by Jude Cowell, ‘Gertrude’s Garter’.

In summer 2005, I created an Art Gallery blog called Cosmic Persona Designs in order to showcase my drawings of adult-themed ‘fanciful figure studies’ which have recently been dubbed ‘Cosmo-Erotic Art’ for their eroticism-with-cosmic leanings.

Yet I cannot prevent my previous art training in Fashion Illustration, Layout, and Design from peeking through in most images as well as their providing a hat-tip to my interest in Astrology studies.

Yet you don’t have to be interested in Astrology to view them! Especially since we’re all in the cosmos together although some of us seem to forget that on a regular basis.

Art can civilize the savage beast, don’t you think?

So if you’re a mature viewer (17+) this is your cordial invitation to see the full portrait of ‘Gertrude’s Garter’ as part of a sassy and spinning Boudoir Blossoms Art Cube that you may freely share around if you wish!

Also you may desire to snag yourself a leisurely browse in my fancy Zazzle Art Shop of art-designed goodies…and rate or leave a comment, if you may.


Did you plop here looking for Political Astrology?

Well, I’ve been quite busy of late posting @ Stars Over Washington if you’re interested…today’s entry is on Senator Bernie Sanders’ current amendment to Audit the Fed. jc

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!

mosey South to Deerlick Astronomy Village

Moss Cave Observatory

Too much light pollution in your neighborhood to view Saturn’s rings or storms of Jupiter?

Now hosting stargazers from as far off as Michigan, the new 96-acre star observatory site has become a smash hit in eastern Georgia.

Situated in rural Taliaferro County (that’s: Tol’ i ver), the total darkness and wide open spaces of Deerlick Astronomy Village are worth checking out for the telescope-prone star lovers among us: 

http://my.earthlink.net/article/top guid=20071027/4722b7c0_3ca6_1552620071027120181641

Plus there’s: http://www.deerlickgroup.com

Taliaferro County is named for early Georgia settler, Benjamin Taliaferro, who came on down with a bunch of other families, mainly of the Virginia tobacco-growing clans, after tobacco crops wore out the soil ‘up yonder.’

Some families came to Oglethorpe County prior to the American Revolution, notably the Barnetts and Crawfords, a pioneering crowd who served their nation proudly as soldiers, scouts, and spies.

After the Revolution, Gen George Matthews, also one of the intermarried Virginia bunch, moved down and became governor of Georgia–and the rest, as they say, is history. Actually, it’s all history–the Barnetts and Crawfords arrived here in the 1760s (if I remember my notes correctly…thereabouts, if I don’t.)

The only known Caucasian here when they arrived was a trapper named Kennedy (first name lost in the mists of time), and of course, many native tribes lived around what came to be known as Goose Pond; later for voting purposes: Goose Pond District.

This was a 150–200 acre lake (not far from where I type) where all the migrating ducks and geese would light each year to hatch their fuzzy chicks. Then when it was time to be moving on, it was a wonder of nature as they all flew up from Goose Pond and continued on their way. With Georgia’s current epic drought, we could use some of that water now.

But years ago the lake or ‘pond’ filled in and the area became known as the Garden District of Oglethorpe County…the richest cotton-growing soil around with its duck and goose poo fertilizer extraordinaire. In fact, a boll was kept in New York by which other cotton bolls were judged for quality. This special cotton was actually grown by a Meriwether grower–the Meriwethers were another family of the Virginia settlers of Georgia.

And in the 1800s, a Crawford scion ran for US president but passed away suddenly before the election could take place. No definitive word on the cause of death, last I heard. Makes ya wonder.

Another point of historical interest about 5 miles down the road from here, where an old Baptist Church sits upon a hill, is the place where the path from Virginia and the trail to the Mississippi River converge–Cherokee Corners. Olden ways do linger!

As a native Georgian who is proud to note having Native American heritage as well, these Virginians are some of my ancestors and forebearers–yet I hope this fact won’t dissuade you from packing up your telescope and moseying down to Deerlick Astronomy Village some dark night where you may purchase a cabin or camp out gratis–and where the twinkly stars, as of yet, shine for free.

As we sometimes still say around here: Y’all Come! Just be sure to BYOW.

image: Moss Cave Observatory  by jude cowell (c) 2007  from the Gallery of http://secretmoonart.blogspot.com

Written by Jude Cowell

October 27, 2007 at 7:35 pm

Sep 11 2007 Eclipse same as in 1917

High Priestess

‘high priestess’ drawing by jude cowell (c) secret moon art 2007

http://starsoverwashington.blogspot.com/2007/09/sep-11-eclipse-began-in-1917.html  is the link to my just-published article on tomorrow’s Solar Eclipse in Virgo and its relationship to its own initial Eclipse in the Series which began in Leo, July 19, 1917.

If I had the umphhh just now, I’d rewrite stuff about it here, but really I’m quite tired.

Yet to entice you to click the link to Stars Over Washington, my mundane (or ‘political’) astrology blog,  I may mention that you’ll also find there a few notes on America’s Founding Eclipse of August 14, 1776.

If you don’t already know how this Solar Eclipse relates to the founding of a nation based upon an idea/ideal (Uranus = creative genius; spark of creation), then you may want to check out my handiwork. It’s written for the most part in English so that even the most non-conversant in astrologese may discover tidbits, and the Sabian Symbol info is by Dr. Marc Edmund Jones, Sabian Symbols in Astrology.

This version of evolutionary word pictures may illuminate our position, and are perfect for seeing another level of reality in any situation. Try them to see what you think if you have not. There are several versions–most are one symbol per 360 degrees of the zodiac.

Very useful for rectification purposes, too. Like when you don’t have a birth time for someone, then see if any degree’s Symbol sounds particularly applicable to the person, event, or entity….in whatever chart you’re investigating. Try it as the Ascending degree, the person or thing itself–and what ‘it’ brings to the flux of time and space.

Everything, as you know, that has a beginning, has a natal chart. Perhaps if you follow the SO’W link, you’ll find yourself agreeing with me that the America’s Founding Eclipse of 1776 is quite perfect for the torch’ed lady now so torchured and torchering.

Here’s my plethora of Art at several places:



http://stores.lulu.com/judecowell/  (Lulu Storefront)


And there are my Gather Pages as well:

http://judecowell/gather.com  but I’ll have to get my new address at Associated Content.

Or mosey yourself over to http://www.associatedcontent.com and I’ll be there. Just getting started though, so please say, Hi, if you drop by! Look for poems (rather bad ones, as I imagine). I know…eeeyuwwwww…doesn’t the world have enough bad poetry to choke a mule and its spawn? Mules have no spawn, so there.

So yes. I’m really quite tired. Besides…my pc has wirey gray whiskers sprouting from its hoary dome. The doc says its pate is addled and worn. But nothing like my own. Nothing like my own.

what’s your Cosmic Persona?


My very first art blog in 2005 was http://cosmicpersonadesigns.blogspot.com  named from my long-time interest in masks (new and ancient) and from Astrology’s interpretation of the Ascendant (what’s rising…describes the WHAT of any chart) as being our ‘mask’ or persona–how we see the world and how the world sees us. And the name seemed nebulously appropriate for online stuff considering how we all ‘hide’ behind screen names, pen names, faked avatars and profiles, and such.

Mix in my previous classes in Fashion Illustration, Lay-out, and Design at Atlanta College of Art at the High Museum, and it isn’t far to “Cosmic Persona Designs”…one of which you see before you.

http://www.louvreatlanta.org/en/home/ has info on the current partnership between the High Museum and the Louvre in Paris which brings amazing art to the High on into 2009. Check it out–esp if you can manage to mosey over to Peachtree Street and check  out the exhibitions in person. You won’t be disappointed.

So my question is: do you know your own cosmic persona? If not, you may want to have your natal chart calculated and find out.

btw: a big Thank You! to those who have downloaded some of my art images at http://stores.lulu.com/judecowell/  which is my Lulu Storefront–I really appreciate it, you guys, whoever you may be behind those interesting looking masks!

Written by Jude Cowell

July 22, 2007 at 11:59 pm

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