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Shameless Plug

I haven’t plugged my Etsy shop for a while (on my blog at least).  So, I thought I’d bring some attention to it.  I have several new works and the prices are reduced on several pieces.  Also, several pieces have free shipping!  Feel free to take a look and  fund my capricious habits  help out a poor artist.

Click the pic to visit my shop.

New painting

The Virgin Mary with Serpent Underfoot

I added a new painting to the family at Etsy.  No matter how hard I try, religious iconography always finds its way into my oeuvre.   C’est la vie.

The Green Man at Etsy

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Another week, another painting.   This time a portrait of the Green Man.  He is generally considered a spirit of the woods and is particularly common in European lore.  Link to the painting.

I ran across an old anonymous poem about him:

I am born on May Morning – by sticks, bells, and ribbons I am the sap – in the dark root
I am the dancer – with his six fools
I am the tump – behind the old church
I am the lost soul – under the misericord
I am the oak – against the stars

I am the face – that peers through the leaves
I am the fear – in a child’ s mind
I am the demon – on the roof-boss

I am killed in October – and laid on church altars

I am the guiser – on the bright bonfire
I am the old grain – sown with the seed
I am the flame – in the pumpkin ‘ s grin
I am the spirit – in the kern-baby’s bosom

“The World Tree Moments after Odin Hung Himself,” now available on Etsy

The World Tree Moments after Odin Hung Himself

 

I read Neil Gaiman’s book, American Gods, recently and I was intrigued by his reference to Odin and the myth in which he hung himself from the world tree for nine days as, essentially, a sacrifice to himself.   

Ancient cultural practices with regard to sacrifice, particularly human sacrifice, are a macabre interest in that the prevalence of such occurrences were more than I would have suspected.  The notion that the death of one can increase the potency or virility of the larger group is fascinating in that the logic of it with regard to our modern perspective seems unnecessarily absurd and brutal.  Yet, within the confines of a particular ancient culture, the practice made perfect sense much as our modern-day ethos seems a perfectly comfortable way in which we view the workings of the natural world.  

The new painting is available here: link to painting

Another New Painting at Etsy

The Story Teller, watercolor on paper, 5"x7"

 

I have another painting available now on Etsy: right here 

Otherwise, all is quiet.

New Painting up on Etsy

*edit* Item sold

The Ifrit's Dream

 

Despite my previous post in which I whined about not being able to create, I posted a new painting onto Etsy.  You can find it at Etsy, here: http://www.etsy.com/listing/56619231/the-ifrits-dream

New Watercolor Landscape at Etsy

Another addition to the family at Etsy.

New River in North Carolina, original watercolor

Click on the photo to see it at my Etsy shop.