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Monday, May 21, 2012

13 Goddesses Week 12-Australian: Gnowee

Hey everyone ;o) Hope you all had a lovely weekend ;o) It's a long weekend here in Canada. It's sunny and breezy today, but we are suppose to be getting some thunder showers, which I don't mind, because the ground is hard!

Can you believe, already week 12! This week I picked Gnowee. Her story is a sad one, but on a positive note, she did bring sunshine to the world ;o) Before I painted her, I looked at Aboriginal art from Australia and I noticed they use a lot of dots in there paintings, so I used this technique in my aceo ;o)

"Australian Goddess Gnowee"

In the mythology of the Aboriginal people of south-eastern Australia, Gnowee is a Solar Goddess whose torch is the Sun.

She was once a woman who lived upon the earth at a time when it was eternally dark, and people could only move about with the aid of bark torches.

One day she left her little boy sleeping, while she went out to dig for yams. Food was scarce and Gnowee wandered so far, that she reached the end of the earth, passed under it and emerged on the other side.

Not knowing where she was, she could not find her little boy anywhere, so she climbed into the sky with her great bark torch to get a clearer view.

She still wanders the sky to this day, lighting the whole world with a her torch, as she continues to search for her lost son.



For the last week, it will be a surprise ;o) Have a great day everyone ;o) Big Hugs ;o)

31 comments:

  1. Wonderful choice of the goddess. Dots are a great touch. :)

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  2. Love that story. It's very sad. Your Aboriginal dotting is fantastic!!! :)

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  3. Love love love those dots Stacy. Great colors as well - and the crow is wonderful. But, what a sad story - thank you for sharing!!

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  4. such a beautiful goddess, and such a lovely sad story as well,

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  5. Wonderful interpretation! I love the dots, they fit right in with an Australian Goddess!

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  6. This is such lore ... I find it so fascinating. Art is fabulous.

    Love and Light to all.

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  7. Wonderful work Stacy, I just painted a dotty painting today too ;o)

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  8. Awww! That is sad. Her sun torch looks really cool though.

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  9. Stacy, you did a wonderful job with this goddess! It is so full of expression and color!

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  10. As is your usual creative self, you have painted a beautiful Australian goddess. The dots were a lovely touch and perfect for this goddess. Wonderful colors, too, my sweet friend.

    Hugs,
    Jan

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  11. What a touching story with a beautiful ending! Great job, Stacy!

    Happy Monday!!!


    Hugs, Kim

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  12. Awesome story Stacy. Love it as weel as these crows.Thank you for sharing.

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  13. Sweet little painting there Stacy...I love dots too. I add them to hair, to hats, to clothes...they just make a painting look so different.

    xo

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  14. Sad, where was the husband? She has to find the food and cook it and raise her son, she's another single mother.

    Your painting is terrific the intensity in her eye and the flame make me also think of the Olympic torchbearers as they travel to the stadium. Your crow is a delight!

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  15. That is a sad story! But the dots keep us from getting too sad. Beautiful goddess. WOw these 12 weeks have gone fast. My computer is having a horrible day, off and on line constantly. so if I am not commenting anywhere for a while, it's probably because I'm lying in abject depression on the floor, eating chocolate and staring at a photo of Johnny Depp, because I will be off-line and in the pits and it will just be horrible......oh yikes, getting a little carried away. Hugs, Stacy

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  16. I think this is one of my favorites of yours! Thank you also for the story, I'd never heard that one.

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  17. LOVE this Stacy - of course ;) there are so many wonderful stories from the aboriginal dreamtime, the songlines & indigenous stories passed down are so rich in images, just love this goddess & incorporating the 'dots' immediately gave it the Aussie feel, very cool, may be my new fav ;)

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  18. Oh that is a sad story :( But it did bring the sun out here at last :D Gorgeous colours ...and I loves me some dots... :D XXX

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  19. I just LOVE the blue in this crow painting! Wow. Very well done. You keep getting better and better! :)

    Hugs

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  20. i love the stories of these goddesses. gnowee's story is one of my favorites, with an alternative way to see our beautiful world. these stories seem to honor our natural world. in your piece, she is not weary at all, flying in search still. the dots are a really cool feature of this one.

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  21. Gorgeous!! and interesting to hear the story too.

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  22. Hi everyone ;o) Thanks for all your great comments ;o) Big Hugs ;o) xoxoxo
    Gloria, I don't know where her husband was? That's a great question! Nothing was ever said about him?

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  23. Oh my goodness, Stacy! What a beautiful interpretation of Gnowee. I love the aboriginal look you gave to her. She looks very mystical. A certain elder of respect. Hugs to you always, my sweetie.

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  24. Oh I LOVE the dots!!! Waaaay back in high school we practiced pointalism - creating paintings and drawings with dots!! Dots are good to eat too!!! I love your dotty crow!!

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  25. This is a sad myth indeed, but I think you've given the sun goddess extra shine and extra color. If she doesn't find her boy, he will see her greatness from below. She is beautiful, and I so love her torch ;-)

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  26. Beautiful...this is very visually captivating.all those gorgeous dots and patterns..I love it!

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  27. Amei teu blog e já sou tua seguidora.
    Visite o meu tem sorteio por lá;
    Excelente final de semana.
    Beijos

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  28. Your depiction of "Gnowee" is wonderful, especially encompassing the dots so used by Australian Aboriginies. Her's is such a sad story ....

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  29. Gnowee is fabulous! I really love learning about some of these goddesses that I was previously unfamiliar with. I love the dots - gives the painting so much depth.

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  30. wonderful story and such a cute little brave goodess!

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