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Traveling to Helheim

This painting project is the 5th in a series of experimental practice paintings that I have been doing to prepare me for a project that I would like to do concerning Yggdrassil and the Nine Worlds.  So I have developed

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Posted in Art, Asatru, Heathen, Painting

Idunna’s Apples – A still life project

After completing the chiaroscuro class this past spring semester, I decided that I needed to practice more still life works and keep my skills up while waiting for the next semester to begin in the fall.  I am not really

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Posted in Art, Painting

The Helm of Awe Painting

This project was a requested painting for a Helm of Awe theme as the main focus of the art.  A Helm of Awe is a very ancient Norse/ Germanic magical symbol for strength, power, security, and other positive influences desired

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Posted in Art, Asatru, Culture, Heathen, Inspiration, Painting

Ode to Charcoal

Okay, the charcoal class is driving me nuts, but I don’t think I am the only one who thinks that charcoal is some kind of medium of  torture.  I have noticed other students in my online class mentioning that they

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Posted in Art, Poetry

Grisaille Sphere

I learned a new word this past week in my art course, and this all builds on the foundation that I learned in my previous class.  I love it when education makes sense and creates a concrete basis for understanding

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Posted in Art, Education, Painting

An Art Contest!!

Normally the idea of begging people to vote for me in an art contest would seem tacky, but it seems that life has changed and it’s all about marketing.  I’m not real good at marketing.  I was never the kid

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Posted in Art, Education, Painting, Preparation

I hate posting my homework first!

The Fall semester has begun and I am thrilled to be working on my degree some more and learning new things, but I am an online student, so it’s not like a traditional classroom where we all walk into the

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It’s Freyr’s time of the Year!

Who, you may ask, is Freyr?  Freyr is the God of fertility, prosperity, and peace for the Norse Heathens and is often thought to be one of the noblest of his pantheon.  It is during the harvest time that he

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Posted in Art, Asatru

Keep Practicing – First real landscape

My first real landscape is what I refer to as a practice painting.  What is a practice painting?   It is a painting by my own definition that is a subject matter that I want to paint, and I have no

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Practice Practice Practice

I have done a long series of paintings that I call practice paintings.  I call them this because I have no real audience or purpose for them other than to learn from the experience of doing them and trying something

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Posted in Art, Inspiration, Painting, Uncategorized