Thursday, 29 November 2012

Circe's Wand

Assorted fabrics entwined around an Ash branch and pointed with a quartz clear crystal.

Following my previous post Circe's Island is Circe's completed wand.

This one is for healing purposes!

You can see the making of the wand    HERE

Tuesday, 20 November 2012

Circe's Island

In ancient Greek mythology,the warrior king Odysseus,on his ten year 
journey home from the
Trojan War to his homeland of Ithaca,landed on the Island of Aiaia.

Unknown to Odysseus and his crew this was the home of the enchantress

and sorceress Circe,and her nymph attendants.

Drawn towards the centre of the island by the sight of smoke rising across
the dense forest and undergrowth,they set out to investigate.

Eventually they reached a clearing in the heart of the forest.

Here stood Circe's palace,where docile wild animals prowled around the house and grounds.
With the use of magic potions and a wand Circe transformed her enemies and those who upset her
into wild animals. The men obviously appeared a threat to her so she set about changing them into

 wild boar,however with the  help of the God Hermes,Odysseus persuaded 
her to release them from the spell.
Renowned for her knowledge of herbs and drugs it seems that she had
excellent protection against unwelcome invaders.

Odysseus remained on the island for a year before continuing his journey.

Painting by John William Waterhouse  - 1891

Goddess Circe,daughter of Sun God Helios,offering a potion to Odysseus.

I always think this beautiful vase by Siddy Langley looks like a potion bottle.When I bought it,sometime
in the 90s, I remember being told something about an ancient Roman technique incorporating
 gold being used in it's design. The colours glow as the light changes
throughout the day.

Poseidon blowing on the waters !

I'm making a wand for Circe.

 Hopefully the completed work will be shown in my next post.

Monday, 5 November 2012

Starry Universe

Starry Universe  -  Wall hanging : acrylic paints,sequins and quartz crystal beads on calico.


Artwork photos by Zoe Alexander.



Stellar birth

Images   -   Wikipedia,Galaxy groups and clusters.

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