Wednesday, 22 April 2015

Brigid ZIA

A few weeks ago, I got back into doodling/zentangling.  I can't really call this zentangle, as I go off on my own thing rather too often :D  Still, I really enjoyed doing this piece, dedicated to Brigid.


The B is supposed to represent flames, the fire of creativity.  Didn't work out that clearly once coloured in.  The R is candles lit in dedication.  The first I is feathers, for the quills used to write poetry.  The G is triskelions, signs of the triple Goddess.  The second I is raspberries and raspberry leaves - used in healing after childbirth.  The D is meant to be molten lava, with darker lumps of cooled lava rock, and brighter slits where the crust gapes as the lava flows - also didn't work very well, especially as my "red" sharpie wasn't.  Finally, the only bit of true zentangle, fan shapes around.  I'd originally thought to do watercolour pencils in blue, but decided it might make it a bit heavy.

While not great art, I shall keep it on my altar for beltane :)

8 comments:

  1. Then what is great art Kerry? This piece is imbued with your love and dedication for the goddess, What more could she ask for?
    I think it is is lovely and made with such commitment and thoughtfulness
    Hugs

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    1. Thank you, Ellen :) Certainly, it did take thought and dedication, even if it doesn't ´look´as I imagined. As you say, that is still an offering to the Goddess :)

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  2. I LOVE mark making it's what art is all about! Beautiful! Tell that inner critic to SCREW OFF! <3 <3 <3

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    1. Thing is, I love beautiful artwork, and so I know how far I miss the mark. Funny, in some things I don't mind as much, but for my altar I did want it to be prettier. Ah well, it is what it is :D

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    2. Art is all about the creative process. Don't be too hard on yourself Kerry! You can always do another...and another until you feel happy with it.

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  3. This is beautiful artwork to my eyes and heart! I love it!! Thanks for inspiring me! 💗

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    1. :) Glad it inspired you Elizabeth! Then it achieved several positive things, as I enjoyed making it, and am enjoying it on my altar, with all its faults :D

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  4. I think it's lovely! Great concept, patterns, colors, and all. I kind of wish I had gone ahead with my zentangling class last summer. Maybe I'll try again this summer!

    XOXOX

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