Saturday, December 17, 2005

Golden Chanterelles

Here are some Golden Chanterelles up close and personal.


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  • Tuesday, December 13, 2005

    Hen Party!

    That's what we call it when ladies celebrate around here--a Hen Party...

    Wednesday, December 07, 2005

    Tuesday, December 06, 2005

    Esmerelda's Cosmic Persona (on White)

    This drawing is similar to a 1994-96 series I was doing in large format, but here's an updated one. Actually, I've drawn similar faces since high school art classes!

    When will it stop? We don't know.

    Update: Mar 16 2006 3:17 pm est

    Tuesday, November 29, 2005

    Temple of the Great Stone Face

    This drawing is inspired by the Sabian Symbol for "30 Pisces": "The Great Stone Face" in the Dr Marc Edmund Jones version of the Symbols, Sabian Symbols in Astrology.

    There are, as you probably know, word pictures or Symbols for each of the 360 degrees of the circle or zodiac. "30 Pisces", the end of the circle or cycle, is just before 00Aries00, which is a World Point--the Aries Point. In the West, Spring begins when the Sun reaches the Aries Point--the Spring Equinox--the beginning of the Western zodiac.

    "The Great Stone Face" = "Human responsibility as an immortality of the soul, and of a way of living which has become a continual manifestation of its ideal and so a constant dramatization of its self-discovery to others as an encouragement to them in their own alignment to eternal reality.

    Each individual selects the image within himself to which he would shape himself outwardly, and this he comes to resemble as in Nathaniel Hawthorne's tale, The Great Stone Face. Destiny is character as it most persistently constitutes itself."
    Keyword:DISCERNMENT -The Sabian Symbols in Astrology, MEJ.

    The Dane Rudhyar version of the Sabian Symbols, An Astrological Mandala, gives the keyword for this degree as: "ARCHETYPALIZATION...the power of archetypes as factors conditioning life processes. Keynote: The power of clearly visualized ideals to mold the life of the visualizer."

    Or, alternately, in fewer words, and with some kind of a Celtic accent: we're all the otters of our own fat.

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    Sunday, November 20, 2005

    Eugenie's Mirror

    Well, here's Eugenie primping, and in her hand the mirror of Venus.<<<<<<<<<<

    Updates occur quite frequently and sharing images is ok by me, but please credit the artist, and do let me know about it, as I will in return.

    Links are appreciated--planning to add more of them myself so link away, if you wish.

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    You may also want to click on the Stars Over Washington for political comments with an astrological--and hopefully a wider--perspective. Have you been wondering how the New World Order is steamrolling along? Then check it out at Stars Over Washington--your serious comments and queries always welcome.

    And if you prefer pithy politics with sass and verve--and don't mind a blogging cat or two--visit Lim's Limericks to see what Mr.A.Cat, formerly in service to our nation, has phoned in to Lim, the blogging cat.

    -Jude actually Feb 10 2006 5:25 pm est


    Friday, November 18, 2005

    Friday, October 21, 2005

    Pattillo Armadillo

    Here's a close-up pic from my children's book,
    Pattillo Armadillo and the Dream of Green...

    Tuesday, October 18, 2005

    Others Are Watching!

    Because, as you know, character is what you are when you are in the dark...

    so here's a new image being uploaded Sunday, April 23, 2006.

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    Monday, October 17, 2005

    Yasmine, Coco, and Laly

    Subtitle: A Borrowed Glove Dispute.

    Original drawing: 8.5"x 10.5", frameable print available &40US.

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    2.19.06 6:44 pm est

    Tuesday, October 11, 2005

    Basonge Dance Mask of Kifwebe

    And who doesn't love to dance?

    ><>Neptune's current transit to 18 Aquarius--the Unmasking Degree--seems to be bringing to light some of my mask-related drawings. Follows the Cosmic Persona theme, I'm thinking.

    18 AQ+ is opposite the Solar Eclipse degree of 18 Leo+ of August 11, 1999.

    That's the one Nostradamus warned about and named the "King of Terror" Eclipse.
    Well, apparently he knew things would be 'forever changed' after it--a phrase you've heard a lot in relation to the attacks of 9/11/01. Venus was at 18 Leo+ on 9/11/01 thereby triggering the Eclipse degree. Venus is warlike, y'know...esp when scorned or betrayed!

    And we've certainly been seeing a lot of Unmasking going on lately, haven't we?

    You can be sure there's more to fact, some astrologers say that Saturn's transit to Eclipse Degree, 18Leo+ (3 hits: Sept '06, March and May '07) will be when bin Laden will be captured or killed. This reluctant astrologer isn't so sure binnie will be the one snared under the moniker, "King of Terror", but we'll see...Saturn--control, restriction--to Venus of 9.11.01...well, maybe so!

    >>>>>And, of course, there's the upcoming Solar Eclipse at 18AQ+, the Unmasking Degree, which is opposite the 1999 Eclipse degree: Feb 7 2008, in the 10 North Series:

    Frustrating or inhibiting events occur via paperwork, news, or young people. There is a tired, drained feeling, with an emphasis on communications, and difficulties are best worked on one at a time.

    This Series initially began April 25, 944 (OS), so if you remember what was going on in 944 ;) you may have an inkling of the theme for early 2008.

    Previous years in which this Series occurred: 1917, 1935, 1954, 1972, 1990, >2008<, and 2026.

    -jc actually being posted Feb 10 2006 6:51 pm est

    Sunday, October 02, 2005

    Maya as Mermaid

    This undersea Mermaid Maya is sort of a combo of Cosmic Persona Designs blended with Dreamyfish Art, imho.

    Uploaded Feb 9 2006 9:36 pm est

    Sunday, September 25, 2005

    Moonbeam Lake Uncovered

    She hung the old drawing of Moonbeam Lake on the chiffon screen even though it was looking more than a little tarnished. Perhaps the aluminum pencil embossing had gone dull after almost ten years, but it brightened up the place all the same, she thought.

    Besides, seeing it always reminded her of the '96 Olympics, and the electrical storm that drenched and bedraggled her twice in one day.

    Drawn, Collaged, and Uploaded: Feb 19 2006 7:21 pm est

    ###to be continued

    Friday, July 22, 2005

    Fairy with Peonies

    This drawing is actually being posted Oct 3, 2005, 11:40 pm edt. Finished it just today, in fact.

    (8 1/2" x 11")

    Sunday, June 26, 2005

    Chiron's Return 2027-28

    Here's a fanciful interpretation of Chiron's Return to Discovery degree, 3Tau08.

    Due to retrogradation, there will be 3 conjunctions to this degree from years 2027 into 2028.

    The Sabian Symbol* for "4Tau" is:

    "The rainbow's pot of gold at the end of the rainbow." Keynote: The riches that come from linking the celestial and the earthly natures. COMMUNION.

    It describes a linking process or bridge used by divine beings to communicate with is a source of symbolic, universally valid wealth. ##

    >>It's the kind of wealth not subject to rust, doncha know--the lasting kind!

    *Using Dane Rudhyar's, An Astrological Mandala: The Cycle of Transformations and Its 360 Symbolic Phases. See my review of it on

    Mar 13 2006 10:35 pm est actually<<

    Timeless Path

    Actual posting: Feb 6 2006 9:20 pm est

    Here's a look at Timeless Path, a drawing which won a smally Merit Award at a city exhibition in Atlanta, GA during the 1996 Summer Olympics.

    As a native Georgian, I was happy to represent the state of Georgia in a world event with so many other artists, and was amazed that two of my drawings were accepted--Moonbeam Lake was on display also, and is from a 1995 picture book for children titled, Silvery Tree Path. I am, as you see, all about paths, as well as masks!

    My drawings from this period are embossed with aluminum pencil, and this visionary scene is from a series whose copyright, 'Unscene World' is on the verge of being revived--I'm in a cosmic mood, m'peops.

    Metallic pencil embossing, which is poo-pooed by many, gives even more depth--quite a 3-D effect--when used on black paper.

    But see what you think, and let me know! Should I revive Unscene World?

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    Jude Feb 6 2006 9:33 pm est

    (note: Timeless Path is ABS--Already Been Sold in 1996.)