Thursday, July 27, 2006

Diaphany



This detail is Diaphany's mugshot, as I like to call a close-up from a larger drawing...the title is actually, Diaphany and Orion.

What do you think--is she more cosmic or comic?


7.27.06 1:41 am

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Wednesday, July 26, 2006

dream dancers



Dream Dancers....just....Dream Dancers.

Oh and with a little self-editing har har. Perhaps I'll post the entire drawing in my Absolute Arts Portfolio soon...you'll find the Portfolio on my Links List.

Scroll down to see more Cosmic Persona drawings, some cool links, and the Cosmic Persona Designs SlideShow now appearing...click the + to speed it up, Buttercup!

7.26.06 9:36 pm


ps: on a whim, visit Lim's Limericks to hear of the Anchovy Streudel Lim made this evening for our din din...flakey and savory....the secret is... . . .

plus, you may enjoy the idea of Salmon Patties with Sardine Sauce while there's a Cat in a Bubble as recorded by Lim as dictated by A.Cat...and typed/posted by yours truly...friend of Lim, and by extension, of Mr. A.Cat who has served his country as he knew how, and now speaks up on behalf of the common good. jc 11:25 pm edt


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Monday, July 24, 2006

Woman Nursing a Baby with a Message



"12 Cancer": Life gains significance to the extent that each person embraces the totality of his kind in his own makeup, or seeks to embody universal values in his
everyday consciousness.

Keyword: MATERIALIZATION...

pos: a gift for bringing the more Godlike resources or superior powers of self to a point of real community service;

neg/shadow-unconscious side: completely unreasonable demands for recognition.

This degree's Symbol speaks of personal talents and skills and of greater opportunities to use them. Thanks to: The Sabian Symbols in Astrology by Dr. Marc Edmund Jones...with little effort you can read my review of it on Amazon. Or just get one if you don't have one...tres simple.

This Word Picture reminds me of orphans though...can't help it.

7.24.06 11:21 pm

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Friday, July 21, 2006

Four Sisters



At Cosmic Persona Designs we like to honor sisterhood as often as possible...as you may notice here...and there seems to be an alpha in this bunch! But is there a Lilith, too?

jc 7.21.06 1:08 pm edt


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Tuesday, July 18, 2006

Gazer Future Past



This is a detail from my drawing which is part of the June issue of LibraMoon's Art and Poetry e-zine, Emerging Visions so go there to see the full drawing--IF you're 17 and over har har.

And if you haven't seen more disturbing images than this by the time you're 17, you're either doing something right OR you're still a happy passenger on the turnip truck of life. Next stop: Emerging Visions! Perhaps you can manage to fall off...


And do check out my friend Jfay's wonderful Candles created fresh for You at Studio 3B where you'll find Candles with Attitude.

Jfay created a Candle for me called 'Poseidon's Candle' which is absolutely the hands-down best candle I've ever purchased in a lifetime of candle-purchasing!

Friday, July 14, 2006

Milly's Costume



At Cosmic Persona Designs, we honor the all-the-world's-a-stage quality of life and we hope you do, too!

If you scroll you'll see posts concerning my disrupted attempt to set up a new art blog: Secret Moon Art. There are examples here, but I shall reconnoiter asap for I'd prefer Secret Moon Art to have its own space separately from Cosmic Persona.

UPDATE Friday 7.14.06: Secret Moon Art now LIVE after all!

You'll also see a Shout-Out to my new blog, Lim's Limericks by A.Cat in which I perform as typist and blogger for this online venture--for I am a friend of a friend of Mr.A.Cat whose service to the nation is little known 'ere this...plumb the mystery at Lim's Limericks by A.Cat.

If you have concerns about this mysterious situation or about Mr.A.Cat's role in the goings-on, please email Jude! forthwith.

And if you mosey around here a bit, you may find the new FREE! Sun-Sign Horoscope Service I have added purely fyi! In IE it's at the bottom of this page so good huntin' to ya! Remember...our Sun sign concerns creative endeavors and matters of personality and will power...it's where we're shiney!

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Thursday, July 13, 2006

The Mysterious A.Cat

Hope you've got a moment to see what this limerick situation is about at Lim's Limericks by A.Cat because I'm not sure if this should be broadcast considering how political cats have turned out to be--and you could've knocked me over with a feather when I found this out.

I know we live in political times but bird's-eye accounts are often squeamishly squelched by the powers-that-be. Not so here. His pen name may be hiding something deeper, of course, but I don't want to intrude on his privacy...there's enough of that in the land near and far, so a pen name is probably a noble ruse in Mr.A.Cat's case.

Guess if you travel in such high and mighty circles, the time comes when all must be revealed...polls or no, mandates be d---well, check it out unless you're under the ripe old age of 17. If so, I'd prefer that you censor yourself until at least next year...and if you're one to wear your political indoctrinations on your sleeve, it would be more prudent for you to simply sit out this dance!

In fact, wait for a salsa. There's sure to be a salsa. And limericks can be so annoying even without the catitude.

Monday, July 10, 2006

Purple trillium in Moonlight v1



Purple trillium in Moonlight, early stage. Scroll down to see the final version of this drawing.

UPDATE Friday 7.14.06: Secret Moon Art now LIVE! Not well-populated as of yet, but LIVE!

Purple trillium in Moonlight



And here's the final version of Purple trillium in Moonlight.


7.10.06 9:09 pm edt (c) Secret Moon Art by jude cowell

Friday, July 07, 2006

Secret Moon Art: 7.7.06




Secret Moon Art debuts tonight...and the target date for the Gallery going LIVE! is the evening of 07.10.06 - in July, a few hours before Full Moon, the culmination phase.

RE-UPDATE Friday 7.14.06: Secret Moon Art now LIVE!!! Ignore paragraph below...

*MONDAY UPDATE: UNBELIEVABLE!! No combo of 'Secret Moon' titles will satisfy blogger.com so that I can set up the Secret Moon Art blog-art gallery, so I'll need to reconnoiter, art lover. Now back to my post of July 8th with all my happy plans for SECRET MOON ART. Later I'll post: Purple trillium...in its early phase. And I did say, if all goes well.

Sorry I won't be putting 'Secret Moon Art' online tonight. Am I over my blog limit or somethin'?

7.8.06 cont'd:

You'll be noticing that Moon phases are featured in most of these images. Magic, night, cosmic, the infrequent yet delicate fairy, botanically-drawn plants, flowers, a few spider webs...these various scenes are being put underneath my original imprint of Unscene World.

Secret Moon Art is a Series inside the enigma that is Unscene World...a mere figment of the whole is your Secret Moon. Drawings shall begin in Black-White: Rexel Derwent Watercolours and Prismacolor Oils. Color will be added at some stage--or will it?

And each Series will consist of 3, 5, or 7 panels and will give you a peek at the developing drawing.

Whether you like it or not, you'll be horrified by my color choices, perhaps bemused by my unencumbrature with the mental realm, and occasionally you may even be gratified by my trust in you to give me a Shout-Out if you have any comments or questions.

But WHY the Moon?

Our astrological Moons in our natal charts tell us much about our emotional lives, our dreams, our heredities--remembering the fact that we are each the "flowering of our generations" with talents, abilities...and unconscious behavior patterns we need to jettison in order to progress.

The 'urge to merge' is nestled within the Moon's realm, as is the Unconscious, and our habits from the past which are catching up with us...for they always do!

So...there's more to come in this logo's progress although it is near completion, as you plainly see. You may Bookmark Secret Moon Art to stay up with illustrations of the progressing and hidden Moon and I'd love for you to share and use a favored image--so remember: Attribution is the least you can do for all my hours--nay, years--of work! See Licensing Agreement at top of page.

The rendering you see here is v1 of #1 (logowise) and as such will be completed and published soon as Secret Moon logo #1v2.

Hope you'll mosey back to view finished drawings in the Secret Moon Art Series and get a jump on the next Series, #1 of which is Now Published at SO'W with the second version--the more completed drawing due online in a few days.

Wishing Harmony to All, and an end to psychopaths ruling the world,

Jude Cowell (coh' wull) USA Secret Moon Art 07.08.06 12:30 am edt Sabbath

Tuesday, July 04, 2006

Three Harried Hairdressers



At Cosmic Persona Designs we have to ask: have YOU done this to your hairdresser lately?

Scroll down for archetypal images, a Purple Columbine portrait, cool links, and a spiffy SlideShow of Cosmic Persona images. And for PostCard and limited edition print details, look for LaRosa at the Mimosa or a link to her...she knows the deal!


7.4.06 11:49 pm edt

And I just found this great mixed media ART site The Altered Diva you'll want to visit!

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7.6.06: Just added Jody Bergsma's Art Gallery Online to my Links List--and if you're like me, you'll mosey 'round her lovely site and not miss clicking on IMAGINE which has Zodiac Art of your favorite sign, Fairies galore, and other charming images. A hearty Bravo to Jody!

For a unique Northwest Experience view Jody's collection of watercolor art, plus there's a full line of gift products; art cards, magnets, mugs, t-shirts, puzzles, hand-painted sun catchers and more!

Saturday, July 01, 2006

Dress Party



A bit on the dressy side for a July Fourth picnic, but the partying spirit seems to have infested this crowd. Click on image to enlarge the party!

Visit Stars Over Washington to read my post on America's 230th birthday--her Solar Return for 2006. I should have it posted by Sunday at the latest. As you know, a Solar Return Chart is in effect for a year until the next Solar Return--aka the 'birthday'!

Happy 230th, America!

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