Thursday, December 30, 2010

Debut! Secret Moon Art Calendar 2011



Before leaving town for a New Years weekend (and birthday) spree, I've managed to create and publish the first-ever Secret Moon Art Calendar 2011! Cosmic, Moon, Fairy, and Botanical illustrations are included for kids and adults of all ages, and you know that this Sun Capricorn loves the usefulness of using my artwork on a wall calendar.

Above you see a snippet of the new calendar's cover image, a mossy Hidden Garden with a fairy visitor, and I hope you'll sashay over to Jude Cowell Art Shop at Zazzle where you may view each month of *Secret Moon Art Calendar 2011's images.

Happy New Year, Everyone! See you again in 2011...

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*Titles of each illustration are listed on back of the calendar so that images are without text and may be framed later on, as you wish. jc

Tuesday, December 28, 2010

Secret Moon Art says, Happy New Year 2011!



Happy New Year to All!

Well, today is December 28, 2010 and with 2011 soon upon us Secret Moon Art offers a thankful and bubbly toast to all its viewers, visitors, and discriminating art supporters - you're the best!

Waiting round the January 1, 2011 bend is a Solar Eclipse on January 4, 2011 @ 13Cap38 which 'eclipses' my natal Sun. As you know, eclipses are considered 'wild cards' in Astrology (well, in life actually!) so there's no certainty how having a Solar Eclipse for my birthday will play out for the erstwhile artist and blogger who types at you now.

One thing I do know: 2011 will be an important year in some fashion for me personally and it remains to be seen just how. What to expect? Well, 'wild card' evokes similar vibes as those of quirky planet Uranus in a horoscope so 'expect the unexpected' may be my best personal prognostication for the moment!

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Astro-Notes: Opposing our nation's natal Sun (the leader), the Solar Eclipse 13Cap38 of Jan 4, 2011 is part of the 13 North Series whose initial eclipse occurred on August 14, 1776 @ 21Leo52 with Jupiter 14Can40 conjunct US natal Sun. It is closely associated with the founding of America and its energy has these particular influences:

large groups and associations; ambitious group projects that require the breaking of an existing bond which leads to shared success; separation, then joint achievement. (Paraphrasing Brady's Predictive Astrology.)

Compared to what our nation has experienced in the last decade, this eclipse's influence could be a lot worse, couldn't it? And manifesting so near New Years Day, the eclipse will 'mark' the entire year of 2011 so I sincerely hope it bodes well for our nation and for the world because we could all use a fortunate break about now.

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Image above: Celebrate! by Jude Cowell whose latest blog Cosmic Lilith Art is now under construction for the New Year! Celebrate! was originally drawn for the New Year in honor of the New Millennium and has been serving festively online ever since. jc

Thursday, December 23, 2010

Dog Clouds Gird the Moon!



For Holiday Season 2010 and the wintry weather so prevalent across the land, this never-before-published and somewhat brightly colored drawing from 2003 is titled Dog Clouds Gird the Moon.

Wishing Merry Holidays to all Secret Moon Art viewers and supporters and their kith'n'kin!

Jude Cowell

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Concerned over Science's plan to clone a woolly mammoth back to life? Me too, over @ Woolly Mammoth Chronicles.

Like 24/7 Art browsing? Please visit my Jude Cowell Art Shop @ Zazzle, and a Big Thank You goes to All who purchased my art-decorated merchandise in 2010! jc

Monday, December 13, 2010

Are the Mona Lisa's hidden secrets revealed?

Now this is an interesting Art development based on a recently discovered text which allegedly reveals hidden numbers and letters within the mysterious, enigmatic eyes of da Vinci's Mona Lisa!

The figures are microscopic, but found there may be the number 72 which in Astrology represents a quintile aspect having the numerical value of 5, the Number of Man. Double it for 144 degrees of artistic talent, a bi-quintile.

In his book The Astrology of Relationship, Michael R. Meyer gives the quintile division this Keynote: The capacity for creative manipulation of energies and substances for the actual manifestation of visions and plans.

Symbolic Implications: The five senses, the five limbs (two arms, two legs, and the head), the four fingers and the thumb. Naturally, we think of da Vinci's famous drawing of the Vitruvian Man! Perhaps the newly found 'secret figures' are not quite up to 'Da Vinci Code' movie script standards but may turn out to be interesting nonetheless.

Well, the brilliant Leonardo da Vinci, the original Renaissance Man, was a quintile kind of artist with various interests which included the many illuminations of his day.

Read more on such topics here. (And yes, this gnat of an artist was born with a 5th house Mercury-Mars conjunction in Capricorn bi-quintile natal Saturn.)

So we may wish to consider the Earth-Water Sun Taurus-Moon Pisces personality blend of Leonardo da Vinci, born April 15, 1452 in Vinci, Italy (near Florence):

Sun Tau-Moon Pis mixes the Architect of Taurus with the Mystic of Pisces; Taurus is ruled by artful Venus while Pisces is ruled by abundant Jupiter and co-ruled by Neptune, planet of higher inspirations. This blend's vibe includes nature mysticism, creativity, poetry, and a deep love of beauty. It describes one who is easy-going yet determined and has compassionate concern for the needs of others; this is a practical dreamer combo of a man who at heart is very private and yet warmly responds to others.

The mind-body-emotion connection is effortlessly understood by this blend, and sparing time to brood may be a regular indulgence (great for an artist!); a deep connection is felt to Mother Earth, so perhaps Leo had a secret grotto he'd steal way to for pondering purposes!

This combo well describes one who learns best by doing for it's a 'hands-on' blend of energies with a flair for giving symbolic expression to human feelings bwo Art. Hmmm...symbolic expression hidden in his paintings?

And in the Harveys' book Sun Sign-Moon Sign, we find mention of Leonardo in the Images for Integration for Sun Tau-Moon Pis:

"Through the power of the imagination a man is healed...A poet prepares his accounts in verse...The Mona Lisa."

Update Dec 14, 2010: good news! a certain reader (thanks, Rosa!) has sent along an interesting video concerning just this topic and showing how the discovery is being covered by the media:

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Thursday, December 09, 2010

Blue Winter's Path now a greeting card!


So if you're anything like me, December tends to be a very busy month in the real world and it isn't always easy to find blogging or Art time.

Yet today I did manage to place my drawing Blue Winter's Path into my Zazzle Art Shop as a greeting card so don your mittens and have yourself a meander down Blue Winter's Path, or send an image of it along to a friend, if you wish.

Because last I heard, the US Postal Service is still in the business of delivering greeting cards if the effort is made and a stamp attached! Plus, you'll find other cards and stuff at Zazzle as well, so why not have a browse?

With the December 21, 2010 Winter Solstice (and Lunar Eclipse) soon upon us, it all makes me feel brrr-ish just thinking about it...for I do love falling snowflakes served with cups of hot cocoa sipped by the fire! You too? ;p

Above image: a snippet from Blue Winter's Path (c) 2010.

View the horoscopes, read my Political Astrology notes on:

Dec 21, 2010 Lunar Eclipse 29Gem21, Winter Solstice 2010, and the six Solar and Lunar Eclipses of 2011.

Friday, December 03, 2010

Moonlight Rain and New Moon in Sag 12.5.10



Here's a little Moonlight Rain to celebrate (discreetly, of course!) the December 5, 2010 New Moon in Sagittarius, sign of The Seeker.

The illustration above shows a Full Moon which definitely isn't as dark as tonight, Saturday night, and Sunday night will progressively be for we're in the 3-day Balsamic phase prior to the precise moment the New Moon perfects with the Sun (and I'd need to draw a totally blacked-out Moon to show the lunation precisely, so why not settle for this lighter representation of a Full Moon, yes?)

Because in only two weeks, the Dec 21, 2010 Lunar Eclipse in Gemini will manifest as the culmination and fulfillment of this Monday's New Moon 13Sag28 when seeds of new ventures are planted and nurtured.

(Click link to view the New Moon's chart image w details, EST.)

Why, it's almost lyrical, the Dec 5 New Moon's Sabian Symbol: '14Sag'..."The Pyramid and the Sphinx" and yet something sinister underneath the symbol cannot be ruled out - especially if you study the mundane horoscopes of Politics and political thespians as I often do!

Sunday, November 21, 2010

Woolly Mammoth Chronicles debuts!

Please consider this your cordial invitation to drop by my newly created blog which hopefully may aid me (and perhaps you) in dealing with Science's plan to clone the DNA of a woolly mammoth. I'll be posting on-topic news links, info, and my own Odes to a Woolly Mammoth which you may check out, if you wish.

Actually, I just placed the blog's feed in the Secret Moon Art sidebar to your right, or you may simply click the direct link to Woolly Mammoth Chronicles and join in the fun and frettings! Your comments, article links, and woolly mammoth poems are welcome as well, and if you have a chance, please answer the woolly mammoth poll in the upper right corner, if you dare.

We may not be ready for a woolly mammoth from prehistoric times to walk upon the face of the earth once more but that's not going to interfere with Science's grand vision to do just that!

Thursday, November 04, 2010

Celestial View from Turquoise Arch



In Georgia today it's cloudy and rainy and I'm in a Celestial View from Turquoise Arch kind of mood...you?

Thursday November 4, 2010 brings us Sun in Scorpio, Moon in Libra since we're just before a New Moon @13Sco40, the position of Venus' retrograde station degree of October 8, 2010.

This gives us a rather lovely midpoint picture and flavor of the day to consider for the New Moon: Sun/Moon = Venus: artistic interests; harmony; friendship; love awareness. (Tyl; Ebertin.)

A few famous folk who share the Sun Sco-Moon Lib blend in their natal charts are: Jayne Mansfield, Billie Jean King, Sylvia Plath, Ted Turner, Francois Mitterrand, and Marie Antoinette.

And the New Moon's Sun Sco-Moon Sco?

Ah, that blend is shared natally by the likes of: Georgia O'Keefe, Leif Garrett, Dracula's daddy Bram Stoker, politician and global operator Howard Baker, and The View's Whoopi Goldberg.

Saturday, October 30, 2010

A Spooky Dream Forest!



For your Halloween 2010 treat: A Spooky Dream Forest!

This dream image reminds me of the Tarot card 18 The Moon with its kindly advice: don't fear the mysterious unknown...this is the darkness before the dawn...don't squander your energies with anxious worrying...and, let your intuition guide you to hidden opportunities...

Wishing You a Happy and Safe Halloween!

Sunday, October 17, 2010

Moonrise at the Crossroads now an art poster!



In time for Halloween 2010 and as per request, Moonrise at the Crossroads is now available to you as a 19" x 15" Bronze Matte UV wall art poster!

So does this drawing fall into the 'Spooky Art' category or is it simply another in my long line of Moon and Cosmic Art illustrations? I shall leave it for you to decide...

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An Art Note: my original signature and imprints ~ Unscene World and Secret Moon Art ~ are visible at the bottom of this image. If you prefer that my hand lettering disappear from the art poster of 'Moonrise at the Crossroads' please convo me at: judecowell at gmail dot com with your request and I will upload a newer version to Jude Cowell Art Shop which will, however, crop off a small portion of the drawing. Thanks! jc

Thursday, October 07, 2010

A Fairy's Secret Valley



Today a new drawing for you so you may meander down a secluded path in A Fairy's Secret Valley!

Yet because Secret Moon Art isn't exclusively for Fairy Art (or Faerie Art, if you prefer), I went wandering about on your behalf and discovered some lovely Fairy Art sites for ethereal perusal such as Fairy Art.net, Art by Sarah Pittman, and some free-to-use Fairy clip art which may be found at Karen Whimsy's site.

Related is the Sur La Lune Fairy Tale Blog, a treat for eyes and minds!

And of course, if you wish a journey to view the transcendental artwork of one of America's premiere Visionary Artists you simply can never go off-path with Mr. Gilbert Williams, an early inspiration of mine.

Now I feel a bit sheepish admitting it, but somewhere packed away I have a book of his paintings which was published quite a few moons ago - and when I locate it one day, you might be able to hear my woot! all the way from Georgia!

Oh where can it be? Perhaps the pink fairies purloined it...

Thursday, September 23, 2010

Moonrise at the Crossroads? Well, Boo!


Yes, Moonrise at the Crossroads has been published here before and seems to show up in quite a few google searches. But since it's a favorite drawing of mine (even though I usually lean toward full color rather than black and white), I'm posting it now in honor of Autumn Equinox 2010 and the lovely Full Moon of last evening!

Plus, since Halloween is almost upon us I am reminded that this image turns up rather well when people google terms like 'spooky art', too. Boo!

Saturday, September 11, 2010

Getting Ready for Salvador Dali


In a couple of weeks this pencil artist shall be Dallying with Dali at Atlanta's High Museum of Art!

A favorite 'showman' artist of surrealism from my childhood, Salvador Dali's work is on display in Atlanta, Georgia, some of which has never before been viewed by the public. The exhibition is titled, 'Dali: The Late Work' so please click for more details.

The image above is a detail from my drawing Ecology Woman, an effort which I am quite certain was inspired by my early interest in the surrealism of Salvador Dali, among others.

Sunday, August 29, 2010

At The Garden tonight: Singer in Blue



Look who's performing at The Garden tonight: Singer in Blue!

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Drawing by Jude Cowell copyright 2010 - 2012; oil & watercolour pencils on black paper.

Now Open: Jude's Art Shop.

You may find slightly more sophisticated drawings @ Cosmic Persona Designs. Or maybe not.

Friday, August 20, 2010

The Existential Gardening of Layla Morgan Wilde

Not being a photographer any longer, I possess no garden photos of my own to publish here but writer Layla Morgan Wilde certainly does.

Her feature I Garden, Therefore I Am is an organic marvel unto itself, and if you appreciate discovering an isle of calm in the midst of a crazy world, Layla's feature is not to be missed.

Photo Collages always tend to catch my attention, too, of course, and multi-talented Layla has perfectly captured images and words of August's fading summer moments within a gilt-edged frame which will delight both viewer and reader!

Meanwhile, this particular SMA entry needs gracing with a photo or two of its own, something garden-y, botanical, seasonal. How about a couple from my photographer daughter Maya Henderson?

As you may know, Maya is an online fiberista who hand-spins, paints, and dyes all manner of wool and fluff into fabulous skeins of yarns for special knitting projects. How fortuitous that she can use her way with a camera to showcase the color-drenched yarns offered in her etsy shop. Yarn colors are morphing there just like the seasons!


Grapes (July 2009)



Bees of Atlanta (July 2010)


Oh, how about one more snap before summer ends altogether? Perhaps something less focused and...evergreen, a personal favorite of mine!


Cedar with Raindrops


all photos: copyright Maya Henderson
all writing and art on this blog: copyright Jude Cowell

Thursday, August 19, 2010

Creosote Blooming in Moonbeams



Here's a semi-completed close-up of my newest botanical drawing Creosote Blooming in Moonbeams drawn with my favorite oil and watercolour pencils on paper...moonbeams complimentary. If you can tell from this cropped little tidbit of an image, the style is my oft-used blend of Virgo-botanical and Pisces-visionary.

But just to be sure, why not mosey over and snag the fuller and finished version of this illustration? You'll find it right now in my 24/7 Art browsing place, Jude Cowell Art Shop @ Zazzle.

Or if you prefer, try a direct link to Creosote Blooming's
wall poster page.

Friday, August 13, 2010

Pattillo Wakes at Moonrise!



This illustration is entitled, Pattillo Wakes at Moonrise.

Well, of course he does. For he's an armadillo with a natural habit of foraging at night for ants and grubs! Mmm-m-m-m...yum yum.

And here's Pattillo catching a little shut eye, making a pit stop on his journey to a greener clime.

Monday, August 09, 2010

Now you may embrace your 'Starry Desires'!

You may be the first to know: the lastest issue of Emerging Visions has arrived!

Have yourself a peek at the Cosmic Art of Starry Desires and read flash poetry inspired by none other than the Cosmos!

Thursday, August 05, 2010

The Collage Mirage of Jude Cowell

Have you ever taken a few moments to view my album of paper collages at Gather?

Thought not!

Then here's one titled Cat Archaeologist which might just put you in the mood:


Plus, you're cordially invited to join in, if you like - just look for the Gather Group they call, 'Collage Mirage'! If you join Gather, you'll be able to join the conversation by commenting on articles, photos, and videos as well as publish your own content (make money or points for gift certificates; I prefer the book store gifties myself.)

Yet even without joining Gather, viewing and reading are still available to you as you wish, so do drop by when ya can!

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Jude Cowell Art Shop: open 24/7.

Friday, July 23, 2010

To Find a Hidden Garden



A Hidden Garden stumbled on
with flowers, bees attending
I wish all gardens could be found
with fairies never ending!

Drawing and verse by yours truly...


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Thursday, July 22, 2010

Ceres and Pallas, an artist's view



Ceres and Pallas, a drawing by Jude Cowell.

So if I'm the Ceres in the picture, then Maya is obviously my curly bop daughter.

And I like how Maya discovered not long ago that she's meant to be a yarn spinner and dyer which is one of the many talents of the Pallas archetype along with excellent patterning abilities...yep, that's my fiberista daughter!

Thursday, July 15, 2010

Silverbelly: BP-Gulf Oil leak now capped!


Oh look! A little Silverbelly has floated in from Dreamyfish Art to Secret Moon Art to crow a bit - well, to glub, actually - over today's capping of the BP oil gusher in the Gulf of Mexico!

Oil is now longer flowing as of BP's efforts today so let's hope the oil keeps not flowing, shall we? Woot!

Then perhaps my faith in the flavor of the July 11, 2010 Solar Eclipse isn't completely misplaced even though today's success (coming a mere 4 days after the Eclipse!) is temporary with BP saying they plan to 'plug' the well in August, which is meant to be a more permanent solution than today's 'tight-fitting' cap.

The July 11, 2010 Solar Eclipse in oceanic, watery Cancer (@19Can24, the sign of the crab!) contains a flavor of 'things at first seem worse, then clear with successful outcomes' so after all these weeks of oil, gas, and dispersants ruining the waters, shores, and livelihoods of the Gulf Coast region, this 'clearing' outcome sounds very good to me. You?

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Eclipse info for the 12 South Series: Brady's Predictive Astrology

Monday, July 12, 2010

Turquoise Arch Observatory!

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Well, here's a new way of displaying my drawing Turquoise Arch Observatory!

And you may wish to display your own photos and images in fun ways with various 'frame' styles by clicking jpgfun's link underneath the image (then click 'Home' to upload your own stuff.)

What a groovy way to show your artwork, too!

Thursday, July 08, 2010

A Clearing in Blue Tree Forest


A Clearing in Blue Tree Forest, colored pencils on paper, inspiration from who-knows-where...


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And for 24/7 browsing, you may wish to sashay by my Art Shop @ Zazzle!

Sunday, July 04, 2010

Pansies by the Old Garden Stairs


Pansies by the Old Garden Stairs
volunteers bringing cheers
to brighten our weary cares..........

with mystic flower fairies attending!



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As all flower fairies know, you'll find 24/7 browsing @ Zazzle's Jude Cowell Art Shop!

Thursday, July 01, 2010

My druthers? A Green Valley for all!


This simple drawing Green Valley is meant for all who long for peace and rest during these troubling times...a quiet place with a little greenery from me to you!

Friday, June 25, 2010

A Cosmic Lilith Art Calendar 2011!



Look! It's Bebe who has wafted into Secret Moon Art today just to tout her pin-up status in my new Cosmic Lilith Art Calendar 2011 of fanciful figure studies!

Bebe Blushing is her full name - well, her portrait's name - and I hope you'll check out Miss January 2011 and the rest of the months' portraits, too.

Here's a direct link that will whisk you away to view the Cosmic Lilith Art Calendar 2011 where my 12 ladies representing the glamorous side of the Lilith archetype await your visit!

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Art Note: 'fanciful figure studies' refers to my adult-themed artwork which I consider suitable viewing for age 17+ only. View more @ Cosmic Persona Designs, if you dare.

Friday, June 18, 2010

Blue Tree Forest now a postcard!


Blue Tree Forest has just been made available as a postcard and who knows what might follow...just think how amazed your friends will be to receive a real live artsy postcard in the terra-mail!

Check it out @ Zazzle.

Thursday, June 17, 2010

'Liberty Cries' collage now an Art Poster for your wall!



This is something new to try: posting the image of my newest Art Poster @ Zazzle created from my paper collage, Liberty Cries.

Please pardon all the links you see here for they 'came along' with the image code!

And the reason it says 'cowelljude' is that Zazzle insisted that 'judecowell' and other forms of my name were already taken when I set up my Zazzle Art Shop in 2009.

So be it. Maybe I'll run into me one day...

Jude

Tuesday, June 08, 2010

Comet McNaught and Comet Skies - June 2010


Comet Skies, a drawing by Jude Cowell (c) 2010 and beyond...

If you've ever noticed within yourself an interest in comets and their timely arrivals (and who hasn't?) then mid-June 2010 is the perfect time to look up to catch a cameo appearance by none other than Comet McNaught, a recently noticed green fuzzball now approaching Earth's little patch of the solar system!

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Art-Browsing? why not try Jude Cowell Art at Zazzle, an Art Shop that is always open for a drop-in!

Tuesday, June 01, 2010

Journey to Neptune, says a Red fairy basslet



Journey to Neptune, a Cosmic Art drawing for you by Jude Cowell.

In mind of April's BP oil fiasco under the Neptunian waters of the Gulf of Mexico, here floating past Secret Moon Art in solidarity with his marine brethren, is a small Red fairy basslet who tells me he's hoping you might check out a newly created spinning Art Cube, this time featuring six of my Dreamyfish Art portraits of tropical fish from Western Australia.



And you know my Dreamyfish Art blog always keeps a Marine News feed in its sidebar which is useful for Gulf Coast and other environmental news and issues.

Now let's Save our Gulf Coast waters and beaches and the threatened marine creatures therein!

Wednesday, May 26, 2010

A little Jimson weed blooming in moonlight?



Here's a detail from my botanical interpretation of a lovely sprig of Jimson weed blooming in moonlight and you may view the drawing in its entirety @ 2 Hours if you wish.

For if you're anything like me, you so love purple flowers of any hue!

Sunday, May 23, 2010

A Dreamyfish Art film short 'The BP oil spill: a fish's plea'



Presenting to you my new '8mm film short' of Dreamyfish Art denizens sending a message to their 'Gulf Coast cousins' concerning the scar that is the BP-Gulf oil spill of April 20, 2010.

And no one seems to know how to begin to cure it. Committee meetings shall be held in Washington so we know it's a point of discussion there but the sea is way too deep. Therefore, conclusions leading to actions may be politically tentative and risky but who knows the consequences of action until you try?

And yet...things feel...fishy. In more ways than one. Because...

If this entire Capitol Hill charade with BP, Transocean, and Halliburton execs (lined up like little penguins quacking out of both sides of their bills about how they don't-know-can't-say-wait-and-see) is really about BP filing for bankruptcy and skirting their responsibilities while making off like racoons, then I, for one, will be very very cross...no, enraged to the point of complete snitdom at the oil industry's craven audacity.

If this sounds as if I jest, I do not. If it seems so, perhaps I misspoke. There's a bunch of that going around these days especially in DC where its cover first hooded a politician's tongue.

Well, at least there's a smidgen of Art around to keep me calm, right?

With out Art and my love of Drawing I'd go batty with all the Astrology and Politics I attempt to follow and blog about almost every day.

But never mind that now. Time to dog paddle over to Dreamyfish Art if you find you're developing a yen to view additional botanical fish portraits of South Australian fish (with their botanical names) as my pencils have pictured them within the imaginary scenery of their more colorful dreams.

Because fish dream, too, you know! But never do they dream of oil spills.

An Art Film Short: 'Come Home' by Jude Cowell



Have you seen this, one of my first-ever attempts at creating an Art Film Short, Come Home which premiered online in 2007 as I began feeling strongly the rays of dissolving Neptune upon America's natal Moon in Aquarius.

Yes, a Moon/Neptune contact fits public display (Moon) of media, mass entertainment, or Art (Neptune) yet the sense of rootlessness and loss that Neptune-to-Moon engenders is palpable here as well as across the globe. Keys are being left in mailboxes as people skedaddle out from the crushing burden of over-extended financial conditions while others are made refugees by way of political and military forces.

For as you know, the Moon in a Mundane Astrology chart signifies The People or Populace...or, in the case of our nation, we-the-people (Moon in Aquarius!)

Even the BP-Gulf oil spill at the Deepwater Horizon oil platform on April 20, 2010 may be described by Lunar/Neptunian forces which can, like leaking gas, overpower us before we know the danger...a silent enemy creeping.

The Deepwater (Neptune) Horizon (Jupiter) 'blowout' has irreparably harmed US citizens (Moon) thanks to an over-the-line oil industry which has no idea to how to repair the problem because it's 5 miles under the sea.

What was BP's plan in case of failure? None that were tested for such depths!

So Gulf region jobs and careers are being lost, marine and other animals are being grievously wounded or killed, and it all may result in....the loss of more homes.

In fact, you may wish to check out the Habitat for Humanity's international website for what to do about the situation...or your own family's situation!

Speaking of the fishies, take a mo and float dreamily over to my collection of botanical fish drawings @ Dreamyfish Art where SAVE OUR OCEANS is the constant refrain.

Now added to the sidebar: a Marine News feed for keeping up with the latest marine animal news, plus related environmental issues and articles.

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Heads-Up: if you'd like to view the Horoscope of the BP-Gulf oil spill you might begin @ Stars Over Washington where you'll see that asteroid Hidalgo is rising at 9:50 pm. "Around 10 pm" seems to be the most often mentioned timing for the disastrous event of April 20, 2010.

Plus, Mexico's independence chart (birth chart) is shown with my notes scribbled upon it (click to enlarge chart image), and birth data for Spain and for New Orleans are listed in case you don't have the info handy.

Wednesday, May 19, 2010

A spinning Time Capsule Art Cube from 1996!



How do you like my new Time Capsule Art Cube with 6 of my drawings from ye olde 1996? That was for me a year of a Jupiter Return, or Reward Cycle, as Noel Tyl terms it. Of course, we all have returns of Jupiter to its natal position at our births but it takes about 12 years for the cycle to start and complete.

Therefore, the end of one Jupiter cycle is the beginning of the next...the end is in the beginning. Such is Astrology.

The Time Capsule Art Cube's images are listed below in no particular order (but there are necessarily only 6 of them for cube's sake):

1. Timeless Path
2. Clouds Descend Near Turquoise Pond (sorry. that's a rather long one)
3. Eclipse with Pansies
4. Path to Blue Tree Castle
5. View from Cave Observatory
6. Silver Tree

When it isn't so late an hour I shall return to add links for each image separately so you can view one or two of them for more than 3 seconds, if you like. At least you can slow down the Art Cube with your browser or a digit. Right?

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Jude's Art Shop @ Zazzle is always open for browsing and you have an open invitation to mosey by!

Tuesday, May 18, 2010

Fashion Stalks Jungle!

In similar fashion to 'man bites dog' here is Fashion Stalks Jungle, a drawing originating from Cosmic Persona Designs, another of my Art Blogs, and now appearing @ Secret Moon Art for a limited time only.

Any chance is taken in order to draw jungly things, you see...



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You're invited to drop by my Zazzle Art Shop for a browse when 'ere you may (some jungly art stuff may be involved)...

Saturday, May 15, 2010

Path to an Ancient Temple



Path to an Ancient Temple is a noble republish of one of my jungle-y drawings from about 3 years ago.

This image puts me in mind of a similar illustration I've used to represent the last degree of Pisces where Jupiter and Uranus must soon tarry a moment before conjoining the Aries Point (00Ari00:00) in tandem @ 00Ari18 on June 8, 2010.

This grand rendevous of Jupiter and Uranus @ AP may bring the world some kind of new wonderment! Even new, enthralling insights into Astrology or Religion are potentials.

'30 Pisces' = "The Great Stone Face"...

Quoting in part from Marc Edmund Jones' book, The Sabian Symbols in Astrology (my bold):

Each individual selects the image within himself to which he would shape himself outwardly, and this he comes to resemble as in Nathaniel Hawthorne's tale. Destiny is character as it most persistently constitutes itself.

Keyword: DISCERNMENT;

positive expression: self-integrity in its irresistible impact on the course of events;

negative/unconscious/shadow side: wholly inarticulate and ineffectual self-realization.

Whenever Uranus reaches AP during the erratic planet's 84-year cycle, society experiences scientific breakthroughs in areas such as Bio-Genetics, Electronics, Technology, Space or Oceanic Explorations, or other fields where Uranian innovation is the key to progress.

You may have already heard of some such in the news recently as mankind steps out boldly once again whether he knows where his new direction will ultimately lead...or not. (He doesn't, actually.)

Finding one's genetic roots and cloning are hot topics appearing in more and more TV and film tales so hold on to your DNA for we may have monstrous creations of the Frankensteinian kind announced or thrust upon society this year.

But you know how I feel about these things: just because Science can doesn't mean it should.

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You may enjoy viewing a similar drawing of the Great Lichen Forest with Fairy, or how about a browse in my Zazzle Art Shop for starters?

Thursday, May 06, 2010

How about an Artful visit to an 'Isle of Ruins' ?



Isle of Ruins by Jude Cowell (c) Unscene World 2010+

This posting of Isle of Ruins is a 'noble re-publish' of one of my cosmic-themed drawings from 1996. After a morning of blogging @ my Political Astrology blog Stars Over Washington concerning proposed financial reform and Senator Bernie Sanders' amendment to Audit the Fed, the image of America in ruins is freshly imprinted on my mind and heart.

For as I've always blogged: forget the 'Ds vs Rs' - America is my only nag in the race!

Then there's my Scottish friend, astrologer Anne Whitaker and her family who recently sojourned on the magical Isle of Iona which I hear is an amazingly gorgeous and peaceful spot of great antiquity!

Here's a photo of a rocky Iona shoreline which Anne kindly sent along to me and yes, Anne, this Georgian is a little envious of your trip to such lovely and historic environs!


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Tuesday, May 04, 2010

Primula vialli blooming in moonlight



On a hill far away grows a clump of Primula vialli blooming in the moonlight and it seems a pink flower fairy has dropped by!

Here's a lovely photo of the blooms, plus, the BBC's website has gardening tips advising you how best how to grow Primula vialli.

Nothing said about moonlight though...but here at Secret Moon Art, you're totally hooked up with the lovely Primula vialli!

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Wednesday, April 28, 2010

Illustrations of Note by Jude Cowell

Here's a thumbnail in my new Illustrations of Note series...click to view in full the artist's charming effect!

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Monday, April 12, 2010

Celestial Path 2010 and beyond...


A new Cosmic Art drawing here, just begun and just completed: Celestial Path 2010 and beyond......it's another in my Paths'n'Portals series and I hope you like!

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Friday, April 09, 2010

Art Slideshows, Spinning Floral Cubes, and a Flower Fairy!



Here's a rather simple new drawing of the Secret Moon Art persuasion: Flower Fairy in Rain.

She seems to be caught in the act, doesn't she? ;p My usual Prismacolor oil and Rexel Derwent watercolour pencils have been used on black paper.

Well, if you've ever visited this Art collection before, you know I often love to create Art Slideshows to display my drawings.

Good news! Now my friend Donna Davidson has created her own spinning Flower Cube of floral photos that melts me with its beauty so I hope you'll whisk yourself away to check out Donna's simply gorgeous creation!

Saturday, April 03, 2010

Make a run for the Great Lichen Forest!

Howdy Do! My children's book character, Pattillo Armadillo, skedaddles apace in this scene from his Hero's Journey, the yet-to-be-published Pattillo Armadillo and the Dream of Green...as you see, Pattillo runs toward the Great Lichen Forest during the course of his adventure.

But you, m'dear, don't have to run, you may merely click to read insightful articles recently published for Astrology Day Blogathon 2010 by various astrologers of note including Donna Cunningham ('Skywriter'), C. J. Wright ('Auntie Moon'), and Mandi Lockley ('Astroair').

This is a permanent collection of informative writings which concern the current and ongoing Cardinal T-Square of planets Saturn, Uranus, and Pluto and it gives us practical ideas for handling these difficult planetary energies now squaring off from Spring 2010 into 2014/15.

So if you managed to miss it thus far, please click here for a private viewing of the Cosmic Art Gallery set up in honor of the Blogathon (check out the cool spinning Cosmic Art Cube!) or here to 'run' directly toward Astrology Day Blogathon 2010's helpful articles.

You will be rewarded!