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kitaye
11-13-2002, 12:31 PM
A new project has been announced in the WetCanvas! project system!

Title: Sacred Images
Project Leader: kitaye
Relative Difficulty: Medium
Type Restrictions: Any Type
Medium: Any Medium
Subject: Religious
Days open for signups: Always
Maximum participants allowed: Unlimited

Description:

After a discussion in the Cafe brought up the limitations of Holiday specific projects,
I thought it would be interesting to create a project where we all share a sacred image
from our personal belief systems (Arlene gave me the idea). This is a chance for us to share a little bit about
our beliefs and as such we should all remain open minded and tolerent regardless
of the image.

No Exclusions: All welcome regardless of religious or non-religious affliation.

Open to use any/all mediums you wish to create a
meaningful image to you. When you post the image in the project please include
a short note describing the significance, or history, of this image.

Additional Information:

For more information on the project: Click here! (http://www.wetcanvas.com//Community/Projects/browse_details.php?proj_id=311)

Remember, in order to help keep the discussions on projects organized, you should post your questions, suggestions, and comments on submitted work here in this thread. By doing this, we allow other non-project efforts to not get "pushed down" by a swarm of project-related threads.

hummingbird
11-13-2002, 05:33 PM
Hi Kitaye! I'm in :) Great idea for a project. I've just got to decide which image I want to do. I've got an electic assortment to choose from :) I've been wanting to do another one of my Spiral Goddesses and this is the perfect opportunity. I may do another of Guadalupe or Isis later too. This will be fun tho! Thanks for starting it.

Pat

kitaye
11-14-2002, 10:09 PM
Hey Hummingbird, I'm looking forward to seeing your spiral goddess and your Isis. Thanks for joining.

kitaye
11-15-2002, 01:07 AM
Regarding this entry --> http://www.wetcanvas.com//Community/Projects/image_viewer.php?entry_id=15453

http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/Projects/lib/311/completed/11162/tn_church1.jpg

Is this pencil or a photo? IT looks so detailed. WOw! What church is it? Where is it?

hummingbird
11-15-2002, 07:47 AM
Kitaye--Thanks! I'll probably get started later today. I liked your referance photos. I have a Theban pentacle but don't know very much about the Theban symbols around it. It was a gift.

Meriadoc--*Beautiful* old church. Love those older stone churches. Neat architecture!

Question--Kitaye, can I upload something I did a year ago? I repainted a statue of Guadalupe that I really love. Just to keep with my final entries? I'm still gonna make new project entries.
Pat

kitaye
11-15-2002, 08:30 AM
Originally posted by hummingbird

Question--Kitaye, can I upload something I did a year ago? I repainted a statue of Guadalupe that I really love. Just to keep with my final entries? I'm still gonna make new project entries.
Pat

Sure. This project is about what you consider sacred and how you represent it rather than creating new work for everything.

I don't know much about Guadalupe so it would be great if you could include a little info about her.

kitaye
11-15-2002, 08:36 AM
Regarding this entry --> http://www.wetcanvas.com//Community/Projects/image_viewer.php?entry_id=15455

http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/Projects/lib/311/completed/10535/tn_Cathedral_Tower_good.JPG

What a beautiful old church. ONe of these days I will make a trip to Britain and to Europe and I will spend at least a few days doing nothing but visiting old Cathedrals. The Architecture and massive scale amaze me. Thanks for the image madmum.

AriadneArts
11-15-2002, 08:09 PM
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http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/Projects/lib/311/completed/6156/tn_moon.jpg

I like this, Kitaye. And I love what you said about it prompting a human emotion that is indescribable. Very well put.:clap:

AriadneArts
11-15-2002, 08:15 PM
Regarding this entry --> http://www.wetcanvas.com//Community/Projects/image_viewer.php?entry_id=15453

http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/Projects/lib/311/completed/11162/tn_church1.jpg

Nice photo--has a mystery about it which puts me in mind of the greater Mysteries. :clap:

AriadneArts
11-15-2002, 08:20 PM
Regarding this entry --> http://www.wetcanvas.com//Community/Projects/image_viewer.php?entry_id=15473

http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/Projects/lib/311/completed/6306/tn_postcard_proj_3_khamsa_1.jpg

This is a painting I sent to Joe the last time he was ill (a few months ago). It is a Khamsa symbol. This is a protection symbol which has it's source in the ancient Middle East. I draw from this symbol a sense of comfort for which I have no words.

AriadneArts
11-15-2002, 08:28 PM
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http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/Projects/lib/311/completed/6306/tn_postcard_proj_3_khamsa2.jpg

I painted this Khamsa for Postcard Project #3. India ink with dry pastels on cold-pressed paper.

hummingbird
11-15-2002, 08:37 PM
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http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/Projects/lib/311/completed/10535/tn_Cathedral_Tower_good.JPG

Madmum this is *fabulous!* A gorgeous old church and you've done it so well! Beautiful! :clap:

Pat

hummingbird
11-15-2002, 08:43 PM
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http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/Projects/lib/311/completed/6306/tn_postcard_proj_3_khamsa_1.jpg

Eileen --oh wow! So colorful! I know this hand. Years ago I picked up a few charms just like these in a store that sold beads and charms from all over the world. At the time, I was told it was the Hand of Destiny (?) But I was never sure if that was right. I never found out what the signifigance was till now-- thanks to you! I always wondered. This is great --mystery solved :) Mine are metal but I'm not sure what kind --possibly pewter or something like that cause they are silver but not shiny. I ****Love**** this! Thanks for sharing!

Pat

hummingbird
11-15-2002, 08:47 PM
Regarding this entry --> http://www.wetcanvas.com//Community/Projects/image_viewer.php?entry_id=15474

http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/Projects/lib/311/completed/6306/tn_postcard_proj_3_khamsa2.jpg

Eileen this one is wonderful too!

Pat

AriadneArts
11-15-2002, 09:19 PM
Originally posted by hummingbird
Regarding this entry --> http://www.wetcanvas.com//Community/Projects/image_viewer.php?entry_id=15473

http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/Projects/lib/311/completed/6306/tn_postcard_proj_3_khamsa_1.jpg

Eileen --oh wow! So colorful! I know this hand. Years ago I picked up a few charms just like these in a store that sold beads and charms from all over the world. At the time, I was told it was the Hand of Destiny (?) But I was never sure if that was right. I never found out what the signifigance was till now-- thanks to you! I always wondered. This is great --mystery solved :) Mine are metal but I'm not sure what kind --possibly pewter or something like that cause they are silver but not shiny. I ****Love**** this! Thanks for sharing!

Pat

Thanks for your kind comments, Pat. It is also often called the "Hand of Fatima" in the Arab world. Perhaps this is what you were told (just going by the ? you have after the phrase). Fatima was Mohammed's sister, I believe. The function, whatever it is called, is believed to be protection. I have never heard the word "destiny" used in conjunction with it, at least not traditionally. The silvery metal yours is made of is probably what is called "nickel silver." Many today are made of this metal which contains NO silver at all, but holds up well, takes a polish and is inexpensive. Several of mine are of this metal too. Jewish silversmiths of the 19th century became famous for their beautifully hand engraved silver khamsas. These fetch an incredible price nowadays, being in demand by those who know. Tomorrow, I'll take some pix of some of mine and post them.

kitaye
11-15-2002, 09:21 PM
Regarding this entry --> http://www.wetcanvas.com//Community/Projects/image_viewer.php?entry_id=15473

http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/Projects/lib/311/completed/6306/tn_postcard_proj_3_khamsa_1.jpg

I, too, have heard these referred to as Hand of Destiny. I had no idea what culture they originally began in, but I have seen them used in the Voodoo culture of New Oleans as something similar to a good luck piece.

kitaye
11-15-2002, 09:26 PM
Regarding this entry --> http://www.wetcanvas.com//Community/Projects/image_viewer.php?entry_id=15474

http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/Projects/lib/311/completed/6306/tn_postcard_proj_3_khamsa2.jpg

THis is cool too but I like the colours on the first one better. What do all the different symbols mean?

kitaye
11-15-2002, 09:29 PM
Regarding this entry --> http://www.wetcanvas.com//Community/Projects/image_viewer.php?entry_id=15465

http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/Projects/lib/311/completed/14383/tn_sacred1.JPG

Hey I have heard of her. I never heard about the image appearing in the old location of a Shrine to an Aztec Goddess. I did hear about the IMage of the Virgin in the Apron and the Roses. I have a book that documents miracles and such. They simple referred to her as the Virgin Mother.

kitaye
11-15-2002, 09:31 PM
Regarding this entry --> http://www.wetcanvas.com//Community/Projects/image_viewer.php?entry_id=15466

http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/Projects/lib/311/completed/14383/tn_sacred2.JPG

I love the Goddess painting above the shelf. Did you do that with watercolours or acrylics. IS there a story behind hr imagery?

kitaye
11-15-2002, 09:33 PM
Regarding this entry --> http://www.wetcanvas.com//Community/Projects/image_viewer.php?entry_id=15468

http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/Projects/lib/311/completed/14383/tn_GDiana.JPG

When I was in high school I was in love with the Greek and Roman Mythos. The Gods and Goddesses both were just so strong and independant. Something I wasn't able to be at the time. I still admire the imagery of the Huntress.

AriadneArts
11-15-2002, 09:35 PM
Originally posted by kitaye
Regarding this entry --> http://www.wetcanvas.com//Community/Projects/image_viewer.php?entry_id=15473

http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/Projects/lib/311/completed/6306/tn_postcard_proj_3_khamsa_1.jpg

I, too, have heard these referred to as Hand of Destiny. I had no idea what culture they originally began in, but I have seen them used in the Voodoo culture of New Oleans as something similar to a good luck piece.

Interesting info, Kitaye. I would guess that the symbol spread a long time ago through parts of sub-Saharan Africa and was "reinterpreted" either within those cultures, or by the people involuntarily brought here from there as slaves. They brought their own spiritual practices with them but were forced to hide them and become Christian. However, much of their spiritual and supernatural symbology underlies the Christian influences picked up here and throughout the New World as shown in Haitian Voodoo, and the Macumba practice in Brazil, among others.

AriadneArts
11-15-2002, 09:41 PM
Originally posted by kitaye
Regarding this entry --> http://www.wetcanvas.com//Community/Projects/image_viewer.php?entry_id=15474

http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/Projects/lib/311/completed/6306/tn_postcard_proj_3_khamsa2.jpg

THis is cool too but I like the colours on the first one better. What do all the different symbols mean?

The only meaning is the "hand" and if there's an eye, then that also. The rest is embellishment, but in some cultures, for instance among the Berbers, other meaningful symbols are painted or etched in, along with Arabic words. This, again, would be an addition from the Berber culture for the most part, and among the later additions as Berbers are on the fringe of this influence (or they WERE on the fringe until it was brought to the New World) and are not ethnically Arab or even Semitic.

kitaye
11-15-2002, 11:38 PM
Originally posted by AriadneArts


Interesting info, Kitaye. I would guess that the symbol spread a long time ago through parts of sub-Saharan Africa and was "reinterpreted" either within those cultures, or by the people involuntarily brought here from there as slaves. They brought their own spiritual practices with them but were forced to hide them and become Christian. However, much of their spiritual and supernatural symbology underlies the Christian influences picked up here and throughout the New World as shown in Haitian Voodoo, and the Macumba practice in Brazil, among others.

It could also be an example of one religious practice borrowing symbolism from another. I've seen that happen more than once...I've done it more than once :D

AriadneArts
11-16-2002, 01:42 AM
Originally posted by kitaye


It could also be an example of one religious practice borrowing symbolism from another. I've seen that happen more than once...I've done it more than once :D

Of course! I believe that's what I was saying: Originally posted by Ariadne Arts
I would guess that the symbol spread a long time ago through parts of sub-Saharan Africa and was "reinterpreted" ... Perhaps I didn't put it very well, but that would be how it was "spread" -- it dispersed. That 's the most common way lore is distributed. The other major way culture is adopted would be through being conquered. Any exposure to other culture systems regardless of the reason is sure to bring some "adopting" or, as you say, "borrowing" although the borrowing is somewhat permanent. Also, the reason I said "reinterpreted" is because in its area of origin there's no tradition of it being the hand of "destiny." That would be a reinterpretation of, or reassignment of meaning AND function to what was "borrowed." (Nothing wrong with that, BTW. Happens all the time.)

BTW, thanks for this project, Kitaye. I'm finding this discussion very interesting. I hope more people join the project.

AriadneArts
11-16-2002, 01:46 AM
Regarding this entry --> http://www.wetcanvas.com//Community/Projects/image_viewer.php?entry_id=15455

http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/Projects/lib/311/completed/10535/tn_Cathedral_Tower_good.JPG

Lovely rendering of this great old cathedral, Madmum.

AriadneArts
11-16-2002, 01:50 AM
Regarding this entry --> http://www.wetcanvas.com//Community/Projects/image_viewer.php?entry_id=15466

http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/Projects/lib/311/completed/14383/tn_sacred2.JPG

Very nice sacred niche you've made for yourself. Your painting is very interesting too.

kitaye
11-16-2002, 02:07 AM
Originally posted by AriadneArts

BTW, thanks for this project, Kitaye. I'm finding this discussion very interesting. I hope more people join the project.

I am too AriandeArts. I'm enjoying the discussions and I'm hoping more people join. It might happen gradually as people see we don't bite :D

kitaye
11-16-2002, 02:15 AM
Originally posted by AriadneArts
Regarding this entry --> http://www.wetcanvas.com//Community/Projects/image_viewer.php?entry_id=15441

http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/Projects/lib/311/completed/6156/tn_moon.jpg

I like this, Kitaye. And I love what you said about it prompting a human emotion that is indescribable. Very well put.:clap:

Thanks AriandeArts. I actually find that the moon produces strong emotions in me regardless of her phase but the full moon is so much more powerful a feeling. The only way to explain it is the be full and then to be bursting.

One of my most cherished childhood memories is of a full moon rising just after the sun had set. Some trick of the atmosphere made it appear huge and bright orange, almost red. I've not seen it so large or so red since. It felt very magickal and was probably one of the first times I consciously thought of the moon as something other and a dead satellite.

hummingbird
11-16-2002, 08:20 AM
Morning Kitaye and Eileen, Thanks guys glad you liked those! Kitaye the Spiral Goddess is done with acrylics. I make Her my own way but the basis for Her comes out of womens spirituality and clay images of Her that date back to about 30,000 BC --paleolithic times. There are clay figures of the Goddess that have been unearthed with arms upraised like I do mine and some images of Her have spirals on them. I first started learning about the Goddess about 20 years ago. I make my Spiral Goddess paintings and place Her in differant settings...ex: I've done the same kind of image of Her and placed Her in a city, this one was against mountains. I'm wanting to do another mountain one maybe with a lake this time.

I love following these discussions! Oh and Kitaye, I love the Moon too :) I loved reading what you wrote about seeing Her so big and full. There is sooo much lore behind the moon. Its fascinating. I call her "Luna." They say the Moon is a womans symbol and the Sun is a masculine symbol.

Pat

kitaye
11-17-2002, 01:50 AM
Originally posted by hummingbird

I love following these discussions! Oh and Kitaye, I love the Moon too :) I loved reading what you wrote about seeing Her so big and full. There is sooo much lore behind the moon. Its fascinating. I call her "Luna." They say the Moon is a womans symbol and the Sun is a masculine symbol.
Pat

In a majority of modern lore the moon is exclusively feminine. I think this stems mostly from the Greek and Roman influences over our modern culture. However, in Japanese legends the SUN is female because she gives life and the moon is masculine because he is always chasing the Sun. I think is this holds true with Inuit and Pacific coast Indians in North America as well, but I won't swear to that.

I have never been able to see the moon as being anything other than feminine. This may be a product of my upbringing or it could be a subconscious link to the "tides of a Womans body".

One of the most fascinating links between humans and the moon is the indication that on the night of the ful moon you will have more crimes of passion than on any other night of the month. Kinda makes you wonder if the legends about lunacy and moonlight have some truth in them. I know I feel like howling on clear nights when She shines bright.

Jakeally
11-17-2002, 09:22 AM
Regarding this entry --> http://www.wetcanvas.com//Community/Projects/image_viewer.php?entry_id=15519

http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/Projects/lib/311/completed/4535/tn_Church_Cross.jpg

What a super project Dee. I have just been reading through...fascinating.
This cross stands in a very small village just a few miles away from my house. There are not many cottages or houses there....just the Church in the middle of farms and fields and woods. It really is a delightful place....so peaceful and whenever I pay a visit I always come away feeling as though a weight has been taken from my shoulders.
I don't really know why because I am not that religeous but something keeps drawing me back to that particular place.

I have uploaded two photos from my trip to Brittany earlier this year...both of stained glass...which is a passion of mine.
The one with the dove is a very modern piece and I got the same feeling when I sat and looked at that as I do from my little church.
Strange isn't it:)

kitaye
11-17-2002, 02:49 PM
Regarding this entry --> http://www.wetcanvas.com//Community/Projects/image_viewer.php?entry_id=15519

http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/Projects/lib/311/completed/4535/tn_Church_Cross.jpg

This is a great photo Chris. I'm often feel peaceful, the way you describe, when I visit very old graveyards. Even though this isn't a gravestone it gives me the same kind of feelings that a gravestone would. I am curious why they are so far away from the church itself. I wonder where we could find that out.

kitaye
11-17-2002, 02:52 PM
Regarding this entry --> http://www.wetcanvas.com//Community/Projects/image_viewer.php?entry_id=15522

http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/Projects/lib/311/completed/4535/tn_StGlassGuingamp.jpg

These pictures are awesome Chris. Old style stained glass amazes me. They were able to create such lifelike paintings using little pieces of solid colour.

It's kinda hard to tell with this one but I'm assuming it is done with lead and tiny pieces of coloured glass and is not a painting on the glass?

Jakeally
11-17-2002, 05:33 PM
Yes you are right Dee....lots and lots of very small pieces of glass with lead strip in between each one. Sometimes you get larger pieces of glass which has a complete picture painted on to it and this is a good example of that technique...(sorry the photo is so dark but thes old churches are rather dim....not much light at all). What sort of paint they used I really don't know but they were fantastic artists.

The cross I just don't know about, but we have quite a few around here and they are always a few hundred yards away from the church itself. I will have to make some enquiries and get back to you on that one. The churches seem to have been built in a sort of...Mine is better than yours.... sort of way. One community or village trying to outdo the next:D
Lolololol...nothing changes does it:rolleyes:
I have been interested in stained glass for some time, especially old stained glass....and we have an awful lot of churches in this country with wonderful old windows. But I tell you what....when I saw the windows in Brittany...the new ones which had been made to replace the old I was just bowled over with the quality and imagination of the artists today.
Sorry I am prattling on....I am glad you like the photos...I am just working on a gel pen version of part of the stained glass window so I'll upload that when I finish:D

kitaye
11-18-2002, 10:59 PM
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http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/Projects/lib/311/completed/4054/tn_buddha.JPG

This is an absolutely gorgeous painting. I love it. What size is it? Can you tell us a little bit about this particular aspect of Buddha? I've never heard of The Kamakura Buddha.

BeyondTheNineSquares
11-19-2002, 10:18 PM
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http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/Projects/lib/311/completed/10535/tn_Cathedral_Tower_good.JPG

Beautiful!

BeyondTheNineSquares
11-19-2002, 10:20 PM
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http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/Projects/lib/311/completed/4535/tn_StGlass_Pontrieux.jpg

Beautiful!

BeyondTheNineSquares
11-19-2002, 10:22 PM
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http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/Projects/lib/311/completed/4054/tn_buddha.JPG

Beautiful!

TeAnne
11-20-2002, 11:35 AM
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http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/Projects/lib/311/progress/14534/tn_angel.JPG

Gee, I like this :clap:

TeAnne
11-20-2002, 11:36 AM
Originally posted by kitaye
Regarding this entry --> http://www.wetcanvas.com//Community/Projects/image_viewer.php?entry_id=15522

http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/Projects/lib/311/completed/4535/tn_StGlassGuingamp.jpg

These pictures are awesome Chris. Old style stained glass amazes me. They were able to create such lifelike paintings using little pieces of solid colour.

It's kinda hard to tell with this one but I'm assuming it is done with lead and tiny pieces of coloured glass and is not a painting on the glass?

I love stained Glass windows :D

TeAnne
11-20-2002, 11:37 AM
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http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/Projects/lib/311/completed/11162/tn_church1.jpg

This is very cool :D

TeAnne
11-20-2002, 11:39 AM
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http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/Projects/lib/311/completed/4054/tn_buddha.JPG

WooHoo, I like this too :D

Jakeally
11-20-2002, 01:14 PM
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http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/Projects/lib/311/completed/4054/tn_buddha.JPG

Very, very nice Pam:clap: :clap:

kitaye
11-20-2002, 10:07 PM
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http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/Projects/lib/311/progress/14534/tn_cross.jpg

This is great ginatec. I've always been interested in the Spanish and Mexican flavours of the Roman Catholic Church. They seem so passionate and sincere. Thanks for the neat photo.

MarkL
11-20-2002, 10:13 PM
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http://www.wetcanvas.com//Community/Projects/image_viewer.php?entry_id=15620

http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/Projects/lib/311/completed/3017/tn_atomic_big.jpg

Heres mine for all its worth

kitaye
11-20-2002, 10:26 PM
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http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/Projects/lib/311/completed/3017/tn_atomic_big.jpg

I've seen this before, or at least the early stages of it. It looks much better now. Can you, will you, explain a little about the image and why it's sacred to you?

MarkL
11-21-2002, 01:05 AM
Originally posted by kitaye
I've seen this before, or at least the early stages of it. It looks much better now. Can you, will you, explain a little about the image and why it's sacred to you?


Hmmmm now thats a tall order

Ok Ill try to put down on paper what I was feeling when I came up with this.
I was thinking of an image or of a way to portray possibilities and results of our actions
Using a headstone (which has its own meanings) as the viewing portal, to where? is the question asked by the inscriptions, I have left off one option, possibly the preferred, and if that comes to pass then you just may see the butterfly and blue.

So I guess it could be a testament of today

An object full of indefinite possibilities

Phew did any of that make sense?????

hummingbird
11-21-2002, 05:35 AM
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http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/Projects/lib/311/completed/4535/tn_StGlass_Pontrieux.jpg

Wonderful piece of stained glass!

Pat

hummingbird
11-21-2002, 05:37 AM
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http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/Projects/lib/311/completed/4535/tn_StGlassGuingamp.jpg

Very impressive! Must have been magnificient to see in person!

Pat

Jakeally
11-21-2002, 07:58 AM
Yes it was very moving Pat....wonderful to see.
I took a lot of photos in different Churches but a lot didn't turn out well because there wasn't enough light. A few did though:D

ginatec
11-21-2002, 10:25 AM
Thanks TeAnne! This figure was given me by a dear friend which makes it doubly sacred!

kitaye
11-21-2002, 07:54 PM
Regarding this entry --> http://www.wetcanvas.com//Community/Projects/image_viewer.php?entry_id=15625

http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/Projects/lib/311/completed/14534/tn_Sacred_Statue.jpg

Very nice photo ginatec. What makes this a sacred image to you? What feelings and thoughts does it evoke within you?

kitaye
11-21-2002, 07:56 PM
Originally posted by MarkL



Hmmmm now thats a tall order

Ok Ill try to put down on paper what I was feeling when I came up with this.
I was thinking of an image or of a way to portray possibilities and results of our actions
Using a headstone (which has its own meanings) as the viewing portal, to where? is the question asked by the inscriptions, I have left off one option, possibly the preferred, and if that comes to pass then you just may see the butterfly and blue.

So I guess it could be a testament of today

An object full of indefinite possibilities

Phew did any of that make sense?????

Yes it did. Thank you.

ginatec
11-22-2002, 01:37 PM
Originally posted by kitaye
Regarding this entry --> http://www.wetcanvas.com//Community/Projects/image_viewer.php?entry_id=15625

http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/Projects/lib/311/completed/14534/tn_Sacred_Statue.jpg

Very nice photo ginatec. What makes this a sacred image to you? What feelings and thoughts does it evoke within you?
Sacred for two reasons kitaye...first because the custodians do not like you taking photos and second because it reminds me of my church and the beautiful services that we have:)

kitaye
11-22-2002, 09:00 PM
Originally posted by ginatec

Sacred for two reasons kitaye...first because the custodians do not like you taking photos and second because it reminds me of my church and the beautiful services that we have:)

LOL Illicit photos, gotta love them.
I have never attended a Ceremony in the Roman Catholic Church. Some day I must. I always get a sense of awe when I see the old cathedrals and Jakeally's stained glass pictures.

TeAnne
11-27-2002, 06:51 AM
Such diversity of Icons. :D They are all great. :D

Wally's Mom
12-04-2002, 03:04 PM
Regarding this entry --> http://www.wetcanvas.com//Community/Projects/image_viewer.php?entry_id=15944

http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/Projects/lib/311/completed/3858/tn_Michaelangelo1.jpg

Sorry everyone, somehow the up-loader got away from me and finished my entry before I had a chance to enter a title and a few comments.

I haven't come up with a succinct title for it yet. It is my rendition of God's hand reaching out to Adam's hand from the Ceiling of the Cistine Chapel (Michaelangelo). It is 30" x 30"; acrylic paints with Prismacolor colored pencils; on 7/16ths inch plywood. It is mounted on the ceiling of my upstairs hallway -- covering the hole used for attic access.

Doing it was a great experience, hope you all like it !

BeyondTheNineSquares
12-04-2002, 03:15 PM
Regarding this entry --> http://www.wetcanvas.com//Community/Projects/image_viewer.php?entry_id=15944

http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/Projects/lib/311/completed/3858/tn_Michaelangelo1.jpg

Beautiful interpretation! Great job with this!

Jakeally
12-04-2002, 03:42 PM
Originally posted by Wally's Mom
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http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/Projects/lib/311/completed/3858/tn_Michaelangelo1.jpg

Sorry everyone, somehow the up-loader got away from me and finished my entry before I had a chance to enter a title and a few comments.

I haven't come up with a succinct title for it yet. It is my rendition of God's hand reaching out to Adam's hand from the Ceiling of the Cistine Chapel (Michaelangelo). It is 30" x 30"; acrylic paints with Prismacolor colored pencils; on 7/16ths inch plywood. It is mounted on the ceiling of my upstairs hallway -- covering the hole used for attic access.

Doing it was a great experience, hope you all like it ! Wow...what a great idea.....bet this looks wonderful in situ:clap: :clap:

TeAnne
12-05-2002, 07:16 AM
Regarding this entry --> http://www.wetcanvas.com//Community/Projects/image_viewer.php?entry_id=15944

http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/Projects/lib/311/completed/3858/tn_Michaelangelo1.jpg

Woohoo nice work here :D

kitaye
12-05-2002, 07:17 PM
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http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/Projects/lib/311/completed/1887/tn_x001.jpg

These are lovely TeAnne. I think they would make very special family heirlooms.

BTW I MUST apologize for not commenting on Teanne's or Wally's Mom's entries. The Christmas season is upon me and I have neglected my duties here. Please forgive?

kitaye
12-05-2002, 07:18 PM
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http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/Projects/lib/311/completed/1887/tn_bas002.jpg

This statue is wonderful. IS it really that colour blue? I've always found the images of Bast to be interesting and I wish I knew more about her position within the Egyptian PAntheon.

kitaye
12-05-2002, 07:20 PM
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http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/Projects/lib/311/completed/3858/tn_Michaelangelo1.jpg

This is really nice Wally's Mom. IS it the original or is it a study of the original. I know nothing about this painting, would you mind giving us some bacground on it?

TeAnne
12-06-2002, 07:00 AM
Originally posted by kitaye
Regarding this entry --> http://www.wetcanvas.com//Community/Projects/image_viewer.php?entry_id=15768

http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/Projects/lib/311/completed/1887/tn_x001.jpg

These are lovely TeAnne. I think they would make very special family heirlooms.

BTW I MUST apologize for not commenting on Teanne's or Wally's Mom's entries. The Christmas season is upon me and I have neglected my duties here. Please forgive?
Let's see *thinking*


ummmmmmmmm


Yep, you forgiven :D
No need to be sorry, everyone's busy this time of year. (((((((((HUGZ)))))))))))
Thanks Dee, these are very special to me.

TeAnne
12-06-2002, 07:03 AM
Originally posted by kitaye
Regarding this entry --> http://www.wetcanvas.com//Community/Projects/image_viewer.php?entry_id=15769

http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/Projects/lib/311/completed/1887/tn_bas002.jpg

This statue is wonderful. IS it really that colour blue? I've always found the images of Bast to be interesting and I wish I knew more about her position within the Egyptian PAntheon.
Thanks Dee, Actually it is two black ones. I photographed in the tungsten mode with the digital outside and the black came blue. I liked it. :D I've always loved the Egyptian Cat too. Very sacred kitty :D

Wally's Mom
12-09-2002, 12:46 PM
Originally posted by kitaye
Regarding this entry --> http://www.wetcanvas.com//Community/Projects/image_viewer.php?entry_id=15944

http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/Projects/lib/311/completed/3858/tn_Michaelangelo1.jpg

This is really nice Wally's Mom. IS it the original or is it a study of the original. I know nothing about this painting, would you mind giving us some bacground on it?

This is a 30" by 30" study (or copy) of a very small part of the frescos that Michaelangelo painted on the ceiling of the Cistine Chapel. If you look in the bottom right corner of the picture that I posted, you'll see the cropped picture (dowloaded from the internet) that I worked from.

To view a picture of the whole cieling, go to:
http://www.christusrex.org/www1/sistine/0B-Ceiling.jpg
There are also links on this site to see "close-ups" of all the different parts of the ceiling.

BeyondTheNineSquares
12-09-2002, 03:53 PM
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http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/Projects/lib/311/completed/3858/tn_Michaelangelo1.jpg

Congrats! What an undertaking this must have been! Good Job!

Redsy333
12-17-2002, 03:44 PM
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http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/Projects/lib/311/completed/3017/tn_atomic_big.jpg

Tiene-dhe' - Irish term referring to the butterfly and to the fire of the gods. The butterfly in Irish folklore represented the soul and it has the ability to cross into the otherworld. It is also seen as a symbol of transformation and creation.

Your picture shows the wings of a soul ready to fly! In my humble eyes anyway:D
Great picture!!!

plumpfairy
12-21-2002, 03:51 PM
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http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/Projects/lib/311/completed/14383/tn_sacred1.JPG

:) Aloha Hummer!
Thank you for the story behind Guadalupe. I now know what she represents. My friend who lives in Mexico had sent me a 2x2 little image of her. I don't know why, but I had placed it in a tiney frame. It rests under my little 3 foot tall Christmas tree. Along with a glass Angel, Pooh, and a snowman.
jana:D ;)

plumpfairy
12-21-2002, 04:00 PM
:D Just wanted to say.....I enjoyed everone's input in this project. Didn't have time to reply to each of you. Very thoughtful images.
jana:D ;)

iridemft78
01-07-2003, 01:46 AM
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http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/Projects/lib/311/completed/7252/tn_alter2_copy.jpg

did a quick sketch of my alter this evening. it is a table made out of a slab of wood...a great yard sale find!! objects i keep on it include rocks, sticks, a few bottles, some candles, and a small statue (in case you cant make it out amongst my smudges ;) ) . not drawn in some boxes of misc found objects (pebbles, feathers, skulls) that i cant leave out cause of the cat :cat: the table is parked in front of a window looking out of which i have a great view of an ancient oak tree in the front yard (comparable to the one pictured in one of the other entries).

this project was a great idea and i have loved looking at each and every entry!!!

pampe
02-10-2003, 09:21 PM
Originally posted by kitaye
Regarding this entry --> http://www.wetcanvas.com//Community/Projects/image_viewer.php?entry_id=15571

http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/Projects/lib/311/completed/4054/tn_buddha.JPG

This is an absolutely gorgeous painting. I love it. What size is it? Can you tell us a little bit about this particular aspect of Buddha? I've never heard of The Kamakura Buddha.

Thanks

This Buddha is the largest stautue in Japan (in Kamakura)

This mixed media work is 14 x 16 inches in watrercolor and charcol.

I donated it to a silent auction at the local Buddhist Center last week....hopefully it will gain them some money for their work!

iridemft78
02-11-2003, 01:36 AM
This is fantastic! I am very much in love with your painting....the center is very fortunate for this danation and whoever gets it will be blessed to have it in their home :angel: :clap: :clap: :clap:

TeAnne
02-11-2003, 08:02 PM
These are all great :)

Jet
08-19-2005, 02:17 AM
This is an old project but a timeless one too...

So many great pieces, and I love the different media these beauties have been created on...

It's a kool way to stay connected to our religious/spiritual side too...:cat:
kep 'em coming...:clap:

Regards
:cool:

A. Salon
12-21-2007, 02:25 PM
I tried to join the project but the url is not working. I have a painting that was shown in a solo exhibit this past October entitled spiritual road to freedom i wanted to post it for everyone to view.

LeeLynch
02-12-2008, 01:32 PM
Same here, when I tried to sign up, it said that there were no such files, etc...

stoney
05-24-2008, 11:15 PM
Kitaye--Thanks! I'll probably get started later today. I liked your referance photos. I have a Theban pentacle but don't know very much about the Theban symbols around it. It was a gift.

Pat

http://altreligion.about.com/library/glossary/symbols/bldefswiccasymbols.htm

http://images.google.com/images?hl=en&safe=off&q=theban%20pentacle&um=1&ie=UTF-8&sa=N&tab=wi