Saturday, April 26, 2008

Blue Marble Update

So, if you read my earlier post, I decided to do my BJP for April on Mother Earth. I am doing this one improvisationally, but before each time I start work on it, I read a prayer from "Earth Prayers" (From around the World, 365 Prayers, Poems, & Invocations for Honoring the Earth). I started with the section on "Healing the Whole". Then I look at my picture of Nasa's Blue Marble & pray & meditate as I work. One thing I noticed is that at first it started out looking very regal. I thought maybe if we thought about the Earth as being a Queen, we wouldn't treat her as we do. From there I started to have different words pop into my head, so I wrote them down to use with this piece when it's mounted. I am trying to get this done by the end of the month as we only have one more month left to go on this BJP! A whole year is almost gone! So here's a couple pics:

Still having to work at getting true colors with my digital camera & lighting set up. It's hard to tell that's a heart charm in the center. Ah, well! But I've got the 4 directions & the 4 elements in there. I have no clue where I'm going from here!

6 comments:

KV said...

I'd say you have a good start, CC. This promises to be a most interesting page . . .


Kathy V in NM

Robin said...

I so love that you're doing this one, CC... say some prayers for me too, OK? Queen Earth!

JoTee said...

beautiful, can't wait to see the finished piece. Love the photo's & your sampler piece will make a fine wall hanging.

abeadlady said...

Looking forward to seeing this one finished. Good start!

Arline

freebird said...

You are doing great. It looks very nice when blown up so I could see the details.

Nancy said...

I can't wait to see this one unfold! You are an artist!

love,
Nancy