Wednesday, March 26, 2008
it comes from high in heaven
showers of wind hurl it,then it turns to water.
-Old English Rune Poem
Chestnut Graphitint and Noodler's Eternal Black ink on Stonehenge paper, the rune was drawn with a C-1 Speedball pen point dipped in clear water.
Germanic/Norse Runes are something I've studied, off and on, for a number of years. It's a way for me to connect with my German heritage in a way that meshes with my spiritual practices. I had the idea to try to use the watercolor pencils in a way to illustrate the symbols, reminiscent of illuminated initials in Gothic texts. Still playing with them, this will be a bit of a journey and I'll do lots of exploring along the way. I noticed on NaBloPoMo that April's theme is letters, prompting my return to studying some of the more ancient European letterforms in a new way. This particular rune marks the beginning of my journey.
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Labels: art, rune runes art germanic norse hagalaz journey beginning watercolor pencil art illumination
Saturday, March 15, 2008
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Sunday, March 09, 2008
Off for a hike along Indian Creek with the kids...there's a waterfall at Jasper's!
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Saturday, March 08, 2008
And I don't get the lesson read.
And I don't paint.
Hopefully, this self-examination will clear up the matter enough, this morning, for me to actually get further than that sentence once I post this entry...we'll see!
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Thursday, March 06, 2008
This orchid's gotten some nice comments over on Flickr...come see!
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Sunday, March 02, 2008
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