Wednesday, 26 January 2011

Habondia. Goddess painting in my etsy shop.

  Habondia    by    Amanda Clark      2010        

Habondia  is said to be descended from a Germanic Goddess of the earth.  The Anglo-Saxon Goddess of abundance and prosperity.   In Medieval times she was a special divinity of witches, teaching the work of herbs and their virtues.

Sunday, 23 January 2011

Myths, fairytales and ancient stories.

This link is to the most cherished fairytales,and sometimes more adult myth stories.
There is a wealth of knowledge and art passed down through the other worldly years.

Thursday, 20 January 2011

'Oldy World' Interiors.

I  was inspired by mysteriously old world interiors early on in my career. A fragment of pre-raphaelites.  I must have painted nearly 200 .  I loved the way the natural wood tones created a warm and cozy light and how the trinkets told a story of the people and how things were past down to them, usually handmade.    Maybe I'll paint a few new ones with a 'twist' this year.

Tuesday, 18 January 2011

Artist Rima Staines. Illustration of Baba Yaga.

Strange how things wander across your path.   I 've been reading the book 'Women that run with the Wolves' and the latest story/myth was of  Baba Yaga.  Rima's illustration was shown to me today.    I love the strangeness of old fairytales and vividly wild women artists! 

Monday, 17 January 2011

power animals

A painting for Emma and Chris.

Power animals and guides are with you through out your life time and its the shamanic way to speak, dance or become one with your power animal. Whether its through journeying or working through your dreams while you sleep.. You can have many guides through out your life time depending on what attributes the animal brings and what it is you need at any moment of time. There's one very special power animal that will be with you always. 

Owl attributes are clear sightedness, intuition,wisdom, messenger of omens, comfort with shadow self, freedom and moon magic.
If owl is your power animal or guide, it can pierce through illusions and look past blocks to find the truth.  The owl can also teach us to see the darkest parts of our psyche and learn with great wisdom about that which has become hidden. The owl flys so silently through the world it can teach us how to do the same.

Commissions  for power animal paintings are always welcome. 

Friday, 14 January 2011

Sleepy Winter

  Time is passing by so quickly these winter months, where does the time go!
  Today the sky was heavy with fast moving smokey clouds that seemed to make the hours rush past me as I draw and paint my new ideas and recipes of magic colours and patterns. Weaving a dream carpet of story and myth in painting.

The last week I find myself looking out for the first signs of Spring. Snowdrops beginning to push up through the leaves, their white flowers contrasting with the rich dark earth. Shining beacons of the first flowers and imbolc quietly approaching as mother nature breathing her children awake and bringing new life after the sleepy winter.