Found the fish drawing from Karen's Whimsey by way of Google, and filled it with a pattern from Caatje Winkelman. Background textures are from Pareeerica and Boccacino at Textures for Layers.
The funny little font is called Another Hand.
in your eyes the light the heat in your eyes I am complete in your eyes I see the doorway to a thousand churches in your eyes the resolution of all the fruitless searches in your eyes I see the light and the heat in your eyes oh, I want to be that complete I want to touch the light the heat I see in your eyes
A photo I took several years ago at the Public Market in Seattle. These sweet ladies are beekeepers, and they are at the market most days with an amazing array of honeys. You can even taste them! We bought a jar and a loaf of bread and just ate and ate.. I still have a tiny beeswax angel, and, while it doesn't melt, on cold days when the heat is on, there's sometimes a hint of honey in the air.
Processed with Poster Edges and textures from Shadowhouse and Kim Klassen.
We each come into this world accompanied by an animal spirit - a
significant indicator of our personal power - that walks with us on our
soul journey through space and time. These Spirit Guides are very
personal totems since they strongly reflect our inner spiritual nature.
These Life Totems are animal spirits that are with you your entire life.
They are your essence, your character, and reflect your innate core
traits. This relationship remains the same throughout your life. They
are your closest personal guides to help discover the truth of who you
are. They are always with you.
While I've never consciously tried to identify my animal spirit, I do identify with Bear.
Diwali, or Dipawali, is India's biggest and most important holiday of the year. The festival gets its name from the row (avali) of clay lamps (or deepa) that Indians light outside their homes to symbolize the inner light that protects us from spiritual darkness. This festival is as important to Hindus as the Christmas holiday is to Christians.
Diwali, celebrated in October or November each year, originated as a harvest festival that marked the last harvest of the year before winter. India was an agricultural society where people would seek the divine blessing of Lakshmi, the goddess of wealth, as they closed their accounting books and prayed for success at the outset of a new financial year. Today, this practice extends to businesses all over the Indian subcontinent, which mark the day after Diwali as the first day of the new financial year.
Indians celebrate with family gatherings, glittering clay lamps, festive fireworks, strings of electric lights, bonfires, flowers, sharing of sweets, and worship to Lakshmi. Some believe that Lakshmi wanders the Earth looking for homes where she will be welcomed. People open their doors and windows and light lamps to invite Lakshmi in.
Over the centuries, Diwali has become a national festival that is enjoyed by most Indians regardless of faith: Hindus, Jains, Buddhists, and Sikhs.
Kim Klassen's Beyond Layers class is almost over. I will admit that I haven't really been keeping up, but this one intrgued me. Most of the lessons have been working with photographs, but this was to create an art piece using shapes. It was fun to create a tryptich, It looks to me like something from a 1950's decorator's repertoire... and I really like it!
The image is a poster from the New York Public Library collection (a GREAT source od public domain images) altered in a pop art poster style. The overlay is a word salad I made a while ago for another project.