Saturday, December 29, 2007

Great Lichen Forest with Fairy

Here's a recent drawing inspired by my first children's book, Silvery Tree Path, which is all about the Great Lichen Forest.

The main character in the story is grumpy Roscoe, the Moon. Looks like a magical place, doesn't it?

(c) Unscene World by jude cowell

Saturday, December 15, 2007

drawing: Eye of Egg

Departing from my usual, drawing on white paper is always so...different.

Eye of Egg by jude cowell (c) 2007

Friday, November 30, 2007

Welcome to Silvery Tree Path!

Welcome to 318 Silvery Tree Path, a new drawing of one of the 'shroom homes from Silvery Tree Path, a children's story I wrote in 1996. Pull up a mossy rock and sit a spell...or check out Cosmic Persona may see some figure studies there who'd like to greet you...

All Art copyrighted by jude cowell 2007+

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Monday, November 26, 2007

Thursday, November 22, 2007

giving thanks in Minerva's Glen 11.22.07

Minerva's Glen is my latest piece at Associated Content...a poem with art.

Sad when the hoot of an owl is a rare occurrence in one's environment where once it was common to hear bird calls of all sorts.

Progress: They Call It Civilization! But the Ecology Sux:

Now that's a hoot. Encroaching on pristine regions where bracken and lichen still infest limbs and branches...tsk. The presence of bracken and lichen indicates that the air is pure enough for them to grow, a lovely sign which is disappearing soon as developers get their mitts on the area and their much-touted 'build-out' in progress.

So Who Needs Clean Air?

A family member lives in Raleigh NC where particulates are worsening his asthmatic condition. Does the American by-the-of-the-for-the government make any effort at all to protect our air from high emissions of these tiny killers?

And this is "America" brought to you by...the robber baron classes, both royal and not-so-royal. If you don't know one of their minions, you probably are one of their minions.

Nov 22, 2007: Yet herearound the bulldozers haven't reported for duty just down the road--not so far they haven't--as they had planned for October. An option must have been extended. Hmph.

There's not enough water either, and a river to pollute by the over-building of 196 houses eventually, 60 to start--and all on very sloped land, granite not far underneath. It's the granite of Stone Mountain, near Atlanta, in fact.

So how did this overly ambitious and poorly timed project get past a watchdog Board of Commissioners? you ask...esp with the county motto:

Preserving the Past, Looking to the Future. (They're doing more than just looking.)

Greedy numbskulls pulling the strings, puppets in office, elderly golfers to manipulate by slick talking PR men. Little fish wheelerdealers of America.

And I'm in a snit to the point of miffdom.

Wednesday, November 21, 2007

Art for the Snow Moon of Nov 24

In honor of the Nov 24 Full Moon in Gemini--this year's Snow Moon--here's Pattillo Armadillo with sleepy stuff still in the corners of his tiny little eyes...appearing in a tableau called, Pattillo Awakens at Moonrise.

secret moon art 2007, drawing by jude cowell

Saturday, November 17, 2007

Edge of Rainbow Forest (incomplete)

Drawing partial, but will post its final version when far no fairies have shown up that I can see. You?

Edge of Rainbow Forest by jude cowell (c) 2007

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Such is the life of an arving startist...

Friday, October 26, 2007

Edge of Petrified Forest

In honor of Winter on the way and last evening's Full Moon in Taurus: Edge of Petrified Forest.

(c) jude cowell 2007

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Thursday, October 18, 2007

a Moonlighter floats by Secret Moon Art

Here's a little Moonlighter dropping by Secret Moon Art. Normally you'll find him and his pals in the Dreamyfish Art Gallery of botanical fish portraits! Remember: You're Cordially Invited to Visit Whenever You May:

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Tuesday, September 18, 2007

Art for the Autumn Equinox Sept 23 2007

This is a mere art representation in honor of the Autumn Equinox when the Sun seems to 'reach' 00Libra00 on Sept 23.

(c)2007 secret moon art by jude cowell share but please attribute!

Thursday, September 13, 2007

Bush on tv 9 pm

Tonight from the White House, our acting president takes over the tv airwaves to do his "Give me just a little more time and our love will surely grow" schtick once again. The office I respect. Its inhabitant has shown us what he is, and there will be more of same this evening.

If you're on-blog you may wish to click-to-enlarge the 9 pm chart where you'll see more notes than I can possibly type for you. But a few factors stick out like sore thumbs--that's the plummy thumb of power and control.

Heliocentric North Node of the Uranian planet, Cupido, keywords: the Family; corporations; a syndicate; MC, Point of Aspirations/Goals.

Cupido currently 3Tau24 Rx is rising in the chart which represents Bush's that's a double Cupido flavor to the speech..."4Tau": "A rainbow's pot of gold" (Sabian Symbols in Astrology, Dr. Marc Edmund Jones.)

Even if he begins a minute or two after the hour, this chart symbollically represents the 15 minutes of pleas, anger, and threats we shall hear.

The 9 pm time is during an hour of Saturn--a good time for control and authority issues. If he speaks for 15 mins as advertized, the hour will become Jupiterian, suitable for expansion, religious concepts, and war.

Corporatism's signature lies elsewhere in the chart as well as the Pluto/Chiron midpoint is being pointed to at MC--oppression as a goal, class warfare as an aspiration.

At speech's end, Neptune/Pluto's midpoint, the pair of the Generation of Materialism (1892-93; robber barons: pillagers, speculators, spoilers) yet of course we may see this as a Middle Eastern motif--Neptune/Pluto with a Jupiter influence...sectarians.

Vengeful Venus is one of two planets which change houses during his nibs' 15 minute-presentation--Venus 17Leo08, the heart of the Scorpion degree, approaching her position on 9/11/01--which conjuncts the national ASC of Iran.

The other 'planet' to change houses is the Sun 20Vir50, conj Fixed Star, Denebola (Beta Leo), keywords: to go against society; being on the edge of the establishment.

Denebola is a very interesting star, and since it is linked to the Sun in this chart (Sun = the leader in a national chart), I call its influence for George Bush.

It is in the constellation Leo as is a Royal Star of Persia, Regulus, keywords: success if revenge is avoided. Zosma is there also, representing ones who are victimized by the system and minority group needs.

Please remember, Y'all--it is no pleasure for me (to attempt) to underrate or undercut Bush-as-President. He does that all by his lonesome, as a matter of fact.

The only nag I ever had in the race is/was America, so it's what he's brung to the party during this interminable tenure of a megolomaniacal, messianic-complexed, street-fightin' hombre of a sidewinder that I fuss about. To dissent from having a fascist America is simply how I roll as a child of the Revolution--I know of no other way to be when it comes to my country.

A Higher Power will reward Mr. Bush for his motivations and for what he has wrought upon the planet, and a Bush political "legacy" is as a nuthin' muffin when it comes to that Day. If by their fruits ye shall know them means anything, this man surely manifests a lot of mayhem which seems to follow him where 'ere he goes. Even flying in circles on 9/11/01 as diversionary tactic seems to show he was being sought.

Sept 13, Thursday, 9 pm:

Tonight's speech when averaged with Bush's natal chart (2 charts used--Composite Natal and Composite Davison, not shown) shows a tremendous awareness of the potential for loss. What he discounts publicly is that his early lies which have lead to the impossible gumminess and tragedy of our valiant soldiers being based in the Holy Land as occupiers--a fact which is too large to be denied--is that he doesn't want the 'withdrawal' to be on his 'watch' because it won't be going so well, if history is our teacher.

His waggeldy tail will droop like a scalded dog if he's forced to ace us out of the desert, and his own demons (as a victim of the Unconscious--Cetus the Whale, Menkar) may possibly overwhelm him. No one is a match for the Collective Unconscious once the dragon awakens.

And with tr Saturn in process of meeting the tr South Node (SN = tail of the dragon) (October 07) we may wish to read this as past Saturnian work (Virgo; also health) being swept aside by the dragon's tail.

Well as always, there is much more to say about this chart, but I leave you for now to click/enlarge the chart to read my scribbly notes--there's a large thunderstorm on the way here, even at my door! Perhaps I may update this post after Bush speechifies...must correct dumbleheaded typos.

So let me know what you think about the whole mess.

Wednesday, September 12, 2007

Purple Pansies!

This detail from a 1996 "time capsule-esque" drawing makes its first-ever debut online in honor of Sep 11's Solar Eclipse--and the fact that purple pansies are faves around here in the flora category. This image may contain my best rendering of stone steps ever!

You may see the full view, including a touch of the Eclipse at Cosmic Persona Designs.

Tuesday, September 11, 2007

Giant Red Kelp appears in slice

But just barely!

Giant Red Kelp is ready for her close-up but the fishier view of this drawing may be seen at Dreamyfish Art so bubble-float your way over for a sneak peek!

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Tuesday, September 04, 2007

The Mystic Biscuit Tea Room

Milk or lemon? Green or Constant Comment? Hot or cold? And how about an Astrology book with your order?

(c) secret moon art jude cowell 2007++

Tuesday, August 21, 2007

Mirror with Vase of Dried Flowers

Here's a simple little pencil drawing, a still life from a while back. Through the years I've usually done a few drawings of each place we've lived. This is one of a series.

(c)2009+ secret moon art by jude cowell

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Sunday, August 19, 2007

Isle of Ruins (more Art from 1996)

When I drew this large image in 1996, little did I know how ruinous so many areas of the world would be in 2007.

And I'm sorry for it.

Isle of Ruins (c)1996-2007 by jude cowell

Oil and Watercolour pencils on paper

Monday, August 13, 2007

Path to Blue Tree Castle (1996)

Secret Moon Art debuts Path to Blue Tree Castle, drawn in 1996 by yours truly.

Ah yes, 1996. That Spring I began studying Astrology full time!

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Sunday, August 12, 2007

Cosmic Art from 1996 turns up!

Not the Art actually but the art's photos which had been lost or in hiding for simply years.

Five photos from my Cosmic phase have been unexpectedly located this very day and here's the first installment for you, Clouds Descending Near Turquioise Pond.

Well, you know how small the average scannerbed is--mine is 8.69" x 11"--so only smaller drawings need apply for my online showings. But these 5 from 1996 are in the 20" x 24" range and now that I've discovered the hide-out of the photos, they will be debuted in the Secret Moon Art Gallery one by one. Drop back for more, if you wish!

After all, 1996 was a pretty good year in many respects especially when you compare it to how things are going in the world since the New Millenium--an over-hyped illusion of grandeur, if there ever was one.

Yet still...we must Cosmic On, so Enjoy!

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Tuesday, July 31, 2007

Diaphany, Orion, and the Moon

Miss Diaphany has moseyed over from Cosmic Persona Designs to show you the Crescent Moon!

But can the light of a Full Moon hurt you?

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Sunday, July 15, 2007

Misty Night revealed

Misty Night is done at last. Scroll down a smidge for two views of this drawing while it was in progress...and it seems a Blue Fairy has appeared after all!

Planets at Play

Friday, July 06, 2007

Monday, June 25, 2007

Misty Night v2

The background is coming into focus this what you envisioned? (see previous image) It may not be the great green gobs of granulated gopher guts that you imagined, dunno...but it'll have to do.

Now! should a fairy pop out of the bushes...or not? Either way is fine with me but you know that sometimes fairies insinuate themselves unbidden into my drawings and I know of no remedy for it.

Let me know what you think by emailing to judecowell@gmail dot com for I would like to finish this drawing before the cows come home. They'll be tired and grumpy.

Sunday, June 24, 2007

Misty part

Having no idea where this drawing is "heading" I produce it for you here in an incomplete stage barely half-done.

Hopefully the next image I publish in the Secret Moon Art collection will be the finished version of Misty Night but if not, I will link to it.

Any ideas what's back there in the shadows? I suppose the Moon must be hiding for the time being but what else?

Monday, June 18, 2007

Hidden Garden re-revealed!

With Mercury now retrograde (Rx) in Cancer (sign of the primordial sludge) I'm re-publishing Hidden Garden to create good reason for stopping by and pointing you toward the rockin' photography of planetary, natural, and landscape images by Alan Friedman at Averted Imagination and see Alan's excellent photo of Comet McNaught streaking across the heavens here.

Alan's site is from Secret Moon Art's Don't Miss file!

Thursday, June 14, 2007

Kassandra Blessings

Now you may not appreciate Kassandra's Blessings--her prophecies were true but no one believed them--but here she is to see you all the same!

Monday, June 04, 2007

Thursday, May 31, 2007

Full Moon at Green Arch Observatory

Tonight's Full Moon appearing with the jolly planet Jupiter has inspired one of my 'observatory' drawings (Prismacolor oil pencils and Rexel Derwent watercolours.)

To read why this Full Moon actually isn't a Blue Moon as some have called it read NPR's Blue Moon? article or listen to the broadcast from this morning.

Tuesday, May 22, 2007

Night of the Painted bunting

Painted buntings lay low in shrubs and bushes unless and until they're lookin' for luv...guess this fellow must be on his way to a secret rendezvous!

Saturday, May 19, 2007

Primula vialii in Moonlight

This Primrose, Primula viallii is a hardy and deciduous perennial which forms rosettes of somewhat hairy, toothed leaves over which bloom poker-like spikes of tubular flowers that are crimson when in bud but later open to violet-purple in summer (it's double L in 'viallii'...sorry, but if I change the post title it'll mess with the link.)

Neutral to acid soil in partial shade for these little ladies, please!

The fairy just showed up unannounced and may have to click to enlarge to see her there.

You'll find new art uploaded at Cosmic Persona Designs for your personal viewing pleasure...

Jude Cowell

Monday, May 14, 2007

Her Yellow Dress now completed!

Her Yellow Dress in its original version was first published here in December 2006.

Drawing by jude cowell 2007 - 2012.

Wednesday, May 09, 2007

Saturday, May 05, 2007

Buddha-esque Baby!

In these chaotic times a calm and still mind is above price and Buddha-esque Baby wishes one for you!

(c)2007 secret moon art

Sunday, April 22, 2007

Green Art for Earth Day 2007

Here's a new drawing, Unscene World, in honor of Earth Day. You see the phases of the Moon as the moonbushes grow in response to moonbeams--from the dark of the Moon, to New Moon, Crescent Moon, Gibbous Moon, and Full.

If you'd like to see more cooling green art mosey over to Cosmic Persona Designs if you wish...I'd love to see you there, and let's

Save the Planet, Yall!

Wednesday, April 18, 2007

At Turquoise Look-Out

Here's Pattillo Armadillo at Turquoise Look-Out! See his little noggin peeking up as he enjoys the celestial show?

(c)2004 Pattillo Armadillo and the Dream of Green.

Friday, April 13, 2007

Tuesday, April 10, 2007

Is That YOU Behind the Fronds?

Lurking about behind the fronds won't sneak you a very good peek at this little Sailfin cardinalfish, Pterapogon mirifica (Mees) so you may as well swim out from behind the foliage for a full view of the Dreamyfish Art Gallery where you may catch a closer look at this fellow and at a few of his cousins and neighbors in the process.

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Ordering details: judecowell at gmail dot com with payment bwo PayPal available.

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Monday, April 09, 2007

Veratrum with Moonbushes

A botanical rendering of Veratrum with a patch of imaginary Moonbushes...Saturn's realism with Neptune's illusion...the kind of art I prefer two to one!

See more of this combination at Dreamyfish Art...real fish inside their favorite dreams--have a sneak peek!

Sunday, April 08, 2007

Veratrum nigrum

Here's a partial version of my rendering of this lovely perennial with the 'fini version' to be uploaded soon. Let's make do 'til then.

Veratrum's berries range in shades of red-brown to black with leafish foliage that's quite lush, as you can see. The usual Silvery Tree Path is in the background. Silvery Tree Path is my first-ever dummy book created for children.

My second offering, Pattillo Armadillo and the Dream of Green was requested to attend an audience at Little, Brown in NYC and made the trip up North and back South to Georgia just fine. But no contract was clutched between his grabby claws yet he was gratified to interview about his Hero's Journey within the walls of such a prestigious and established publishing house.

Lone Critter, did you navigate here from my pages at If so, please leave a comment so I'll know you were about the place, okee dokee?

Else how will I ever know? All attributions are appreciated as well and Link Trades are welcome.


Friday, March 30, 2007

Pink Fairy armadillo

This little Pink Fairy is being spied upon from behind the tree by Pattillo Armadillo for Pattillo has never seen such a critter before...even though they must be cousins!

Do you have any 'mystery cousins' you've never seen the likes of before?

Friday, March 23, 2007

Under the 'Shroom Home Snooze

Here's Pattillo Armadillo snoozing underneath a 'Shroom Home while on his hero's told in, Pattillo Armadillo and the Dream of Green. This drawing was a reject from his 'dummybook' but he looks pretty snugged in, don't you think?

Only the zzz-z-z-z-zs are missing!

And be sure to check out the latest political limericks at Lim's Limericks where cats-who-blog hold sway with verve and sass.

Tuesday, March 20, 2007

You May Cross the Great Water

Drawing by jude cowell, as inspired by the I Ching.

(c) 2007 - 2012

Monday, March 19, 2007