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)