Saturday, October 12, 2013

Halloween 2013, a Lunar Eclipse, and some French Honey

October 12, 2013: With Halloween 2013 upon us, a great emblem is a necklace from my daughter's French Honey Pendant collection which may be viewed in her Etsy Shop, or seen just below. A black cat and the Moon--what combo of images is more seasonable than that?

And if you are of the Astrology persuasion, you'll also find Zodiac sign pendants, plus, vintage flowers, and many more themes with new pendants being added all the time. So check it out--even if you're not a Luna-lover or a black cat Halloween-er, you're sure to find the perfect French Honey Pendant for you or, a holiday gift for a friend!

Now the next cosmic event coming soon is the Lunar Eclipse of October 18, 2013 @25Ari45 with the Sabian Symbol for '26 Aries' being, "A Man Possessed of More Gifts Than He Can Hold" which speaks of '..an inexhaustible drive toward self-discovery' (Jones.) Hmm...since the lunation represents the stage of fulfillment or culmination, maybe Congress will use the Lunar Eclipse, a Full Moon, to end the government shutdown and find temporary solutions (at the least--they could if they wanted to) to their latest stand-off and thereby allow Christmas 2013 to proceed more happily than it will if the Sour Pusses of Washington continue interfering in our lives!


Saturday, May 04, 2013

Secret Moon Art still cosmic!

Secret Moon Art Isn't Really Abandoned, Y'Know!

by Jude Cowell

Although SMA hasn't been updated since November 2012, as of yet, my art studio isn't fully set up for new drawings due primarily to two concerns: 1. massive amounts of Political Astrology horoscopes to study and write about since last year into this year; and, 2. helping care for the little fellow whose photo you see below!

So in lieu of what is at the moment only an incomplete drawing on my art table, here's something of a classic for you: When the White Bird Returns to the White Tree:


He says Hello with an Ay-y-y-y!

Tuesday, November 20, 2012

My first Kindle Fire photo app experiment!

 

FayeandToni

Here’s my first photo taken with the Kindle Fire photo app of an older drawing of mine, Faye & Toni, which is displayed on a wall at the moment (which is why the image is slanted and rather odd looking.)

Colored pencil on white paper isn’t my usual mode as you may know for I tend to prefer the depth of colored pencil on black paper. Still, the ladies do seem quite happy, don’t they? (Or can you tell with those blubbery lips?)  Winking smile

Now this drawing and several others on white paper were perpetrated between 1995 and 1999 and are too large to fit in a home scanner bed. The size of this image is 18” H by 24” W so you see what I mean: no scanning, no publishing in my online galleries.

But since I have the Kindle photo app to play with, perhaps I’ll show  you photo-app’d facsimiles of my larger never-before-published drawings from the late 90s and beyond. In fact, it may be fun for me and somewhat surprising for you.

Oh, and if you’re experienced using a similar app for a tablet, please leave a comment on this blog if you wish with handy hints for better photo-taking for I’d definitely appreciate it!

Your experimental ‘photographer’,

Jude

(Pleasant folk may also contact me at: judecowell at gmail dot com but no grouches or spammers please.)

Tuesday, November 13, 2012

'Fairy in Rain' now a throw pillow!

Yes, it's true what you heard: my children's drawing, Fairy in Rain, now decorates a cushy throw pillow! But you don't have to be a kid to toss it around...


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And Hidden Garden has gone cushy pillowy, too, as you see!


Wednesday, September 12, 2012

'Saturn Rising' now a cosmic keepsake box!

Though I've been so-o-o busy typing up the Oct-Nov-Dec 2012 issue of Stars Over Washington Monthly, today I took a break long enough to create a wooden keepsake box with one of my cosmic designs on top, Saturn Rising. So what do you think? It should be good for Capricorns like me for hiding away a few secret items, right?

Update 9.28.12: the 2nd issue of Stars Over Washington Monthly is now available for subscription and will be electronically delivered to your Inbox on the evening of Saturday September 29, 2012, if you so desire. This issue (Oct-Nov-Dec 2012) is offered at a Special Holiday Price of $15US (regularly $18) and addresses the October debates, Election Day 2012 (including our traditional First Vote at midnight in Dixville Notch, NH), the Solar and Lunar Eclipses of November, Winter Solstice 2012, and the closing of 2012 by the light of a Full Moon on December 28 (horoscope shown, as are those of both eclipses and the Winter Solstice with its difficult YOD patterns.)

With all the 4th quarter's cosmic and political events and synchronicities, this may be the one issue of SOWM you won't want to miss! To subscribe simply go to Stars Over Washington and click the link at the top of the sidebar.

Or, go directly to the sign-up form here and add your email address. Payment is through Amazon Payments and is a one-off charge for Issue 2 which contains 3 months' worth of astro-details with horoscopes set for Washington DC..

Thanks a bunch and here's wishing you an early Happy Holidays, Everyone!

Jude Cowell


Tuesday, August 07, 2012

An active Zazzle Art Boutique panel of Cosmic Art!

Wow! It's been so long since I posted an active panel here at Secret Moon Art from my Zazzle Art Boutique of original designs that I thought a post might be a good idea!

There may even be two Cosmic Art pillows now available that you've never seen before so have yourself a peep:

Saturday, May 26, 2012

Wantful now has Amy Zerner's Jewelry!

Good News! This Memorial Day weekend I am pleased to discover Wantful which now carries the creativity of excellent artists and artisans such as Amy Zerner. Amy and husband Monte Farber are the creators of The Enchanted Tarot, the only deck I ever use!

Thursday, May 10, 2012

Mountainous Canton GA Hosts Fine Art Festival May 19-20, 2012!

In the North Georgia Foothills May 19-20, 2012: Art and Lit Lovers Join In!

by Jude Cowell

If you're out and about in the Canton, Georgia area the weekend of May 19-20, 2012, the Canton Festival of the Arts will provide you and your family with lots of creative inspiration and activities galore.

The Festival includes 50 Fine Arts vendors, a Literary Festival complete with writer's workshop hosted by award-winning Georgia author Terry Kay (To Dance with the White Dog), plus, a Serenity Garden (how cool!) with demonstrations on green and sustainable living, and interactive, hands-on art activities for children of all ages.

So for May 19-20, it's sustainable greenery, a serene mountain setting with Garden, a famous author teaching a writing workshop, plus, a variety of Fine Art suitable for viewing and/or purchasing--what a wonderful weekend is promised at the Canton Festival of the Arts for you, yours, and mine!

Now here's one of my children's drawings recently completed with my preferred colored pencils on paper, May's Fairy Moon:

Wednesday, March 21, 2012

Beautimus Pillows presents: Pattillo Armadillo



Well, here's Beautimus Pillows' second offering now available in my Zazzle Art Shop: little Pattillo Armadillo! Now this pillow may be perfect for decorating a kid's room, yes? ;p

Beautimus! Owl of Minerva pillows


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Okay, so here's the latest Zazzle Merchandise panel from my Jude Cowell Art Shop. Not sure if or when my newest creation--illustration 'Owl of Minerva' as a double-sided throw pillow--will turn up in the panel's slideshow, so check out my art shop whenever you may and browse to your heart's content, 24/7, with no strings attached.

My thought is that an Owl of Minerva pillow is perfect for a child's room, especially one with a magical or botanical theme! And when I have a chance to add to my Zazzle Pillow Gallery, I shall file them in a new Beautimus Pillows folder because that's what I called my designer handsewn line of cushy pillows back in the 1990s!

So look online for 'Beautimus Pillows' by Jude Cowell when your head needs a soft landing or your sofa calls out for a different sort of decorative pillow...


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Art Note: Owl of Minerva was previously titled Minerva's Glen and you may see the drawing in full here. Plus, this image is also available as an Art Poster so scroll down a bit for a view and a direct link. Thanks! Jude

Blog Note: am trying an experiment by adding Amazon's MP3 clips widget in the 'New Age' genre...what else for Secret Moon Art browsing? ;p If the music annoys you please advise and I'll delete the widget forthwith and anon! jc