Friday, January 27, 2012

Life Book Page 2 - Inner & Outer Goddess Archetype

Life Book Page 2 - Inner & Outer Goddess Archetype 

This is page two of my Life Book. Our assignment was two identify two goddesses who portray our qualities. (January is the month of the goddess.) I made my page a foldout page on 140 lb watercolor paper.

Gaia is on the outside of a foldout page because she is my "outer personality" and when opened, Fauna is on the inside as my "inner personality." There is moonlight in the darkness on the back side of the front page where I will write my description.




22 comments:

  1. love Fauna... an absolutely stunning piece of work, Nancy.

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Thank you, Kaere. I posted individual photos of the two goddesses on Pippa's urging. Now you can see Fauna more clearly.

      Delete
  2. Awwwwesome, so much better bigger, I can zoom in and see so much more detail as I posted on FB, stunning, love this so much!

    ReplyDelete
  3. This is absolutely amazing Nancy. Love your work.x

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Thank you for coming to the blog and viewing it!

      Delete
  4. Okay Nancy, with the large risk of sounding really strange....I wish i were a tiny mouse in your pocket to watch how you create such a beautiful work of art. Such a feast for the eyes! I didn't know that my birthday month is the "Month of the Goddess" (: I can't wait to see what you create next. Thanks for being so kind to this "newbie". An answer to your "pininterest" question, I've had several invitations from friends....but just now joined. One problem..I don't actually understand it. I haven't taken the time to really check it out...but thinking I may need a tutorial from a friend. Once again, SO creative and inspiring and just plain lovely.

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Thank you, Barb. I did not create these images from my head but went from images I found on the Internet.

      Three more days until your birthday! I'm glad you joined Pinterest. I'll warn you, it's very addictive. Ha! I would be more than happy to talk you through it via Skype. Once you know where to go in it, there is so much to see!

      Delete
  5. Wow. These are WICKED cool. I never use that phrase...but it's what came to me when I saw these goddesses!

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Thank you for viewing my work and leaving a comment, Annie!

      Delete
  6. Beautiful use of goddess energy for this piece. I was really stuck by how Gaia's eyes are closed for the outer personality and Fauna's are wide open and engaging for the inner personality.

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Jo, thank you for noticing that. I did not see that symbolism. I'm going to have to think about this for a while. Thanks!

      Delete
  7. Interesting work. And never thought to take an art class on line!

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Oh there are LOTS of them out there, Sandra. I'm doing three year-long classes and two of them are free. Plus I'm doing four month-long classes and three of those are free. Here are the classes I'm involved in right now.

      Life Book - Year long & $99 (well worth every penny)
      Book of Days - Year long & free
      52 Play Dates - Year long and free
      Strathmore Paper Company is hosting three month-long, free classes
      Letter Love 101 - Month-long lettering course that costs $35

      Check them out. It's not too late to join in.

      Delete
  8. Hi Nancy ....I saw your Goddesses on Lifebook ...just wanted to say what a vibrant , fun style you have . I'm too afraid to even post my first project on my blog LOL ....one of the main reasons I'm doing LIfebook is to free up my work as I'm quite a traditionalist oil painter ...soooooo hard to free onesself from that . But viewing your work gives me hope !

    Cheers
    Bre

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Thank you for your comments! Your work is lovely! I totally understand where you are coming from. I've always done traditional watercolors. I suggest starting a new blog that is just for play. :)

      Delete
  9. wow Nancy! I was just checking the CDL projects page and found this new post.

    Absolutely adore the paintings and the theme, keep up the good work!

    blessings

    Oms

    ReplyDelete
  10. Thank you, Omar, for checking my blog and for taking the time to post a comment!

    ReplyDelete
  11. Wonderful Goddesses !!! Both of the are stunning!! Great work, Nancy

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Thank you, HD, for visiting my blog and leaving a comment. I really appreciate your praise.

      Delete
  12. Replies
    1. Thanks, Becky! I had fun doing these two pieces.

      Delete