Friday, December 22, 2017
Wishing a Merry Christmas to All!
Friday, November 24, 2017
Dora's Pink Shoe Envy by Jude Cowell
Some of the pencil portraits were on the slightly racy side which Google couldn't handle so I shuttered the blog. You can go there now if you like but there are very few images left and an echo ripples through its halls and empty spaces are on its walls!
Friday, November 17, 2017
The Secret Contained in the Number 11
Because of a tattoo on her forearm that says 011, 'Eleven' has turned up recently as a young girl's name in a popular TV series Stranger Things. And as it happens, 11 is about to become part of the few posts I'm planning to publish here featuring individual numbers. Tonight it's number eleven's turn under the spotlight so let's begin.
In Western Astrology, number 11 relates to the 11th sign of the Zodiac, Aquarius, and a horoscope's 11th house of Groups, Associations, Hopes-Wishes, and Collective Aspirations. This associates 11 with the influences of planets Saturn (ancient ruler of AQ) and Uranus (higher octave ruler, aka, co-ruler) and both planets resonate with Astrology, novelty or 'New Age' pursuits, other unusual or occult studies, futuristic or progressive design, past and future (ancient or vintage vs avant garde or modern) studies such as Archaeology, Genealogy, various branches of Science, alternative healing methods and/or practice, humanitarian endeavors, and more. Plus, houses, or departments of life, have their opposite house--here, it's a question of the 5th-11th polarity, aka, the self-will axis which includes 5th house Creative Pursuits, Romance, Children, Risk-Taking, and Gambling.
Now in esoteric realms the number 11 is intriguing to behold! It is equivalent in Hebrew to the letter Caph and is classed by some scholars as prosperous, and by some as having "an evil reputation", perhaps because there are said to be "11 Paths of Darkness." (Seems to me that one path of darkness is one too many but I digress somewhat.)
"In the Sepher Yetzirah the 11th Path is one of Glittering Intelligence for it is "endowed with special grandeur so that he who reaches the end of it with true understanding may be permitted to look upon the face of God and live."
For "if the Word of God be understood, man would know how to act when faithful action is needed. This is the secret contained in the number 11.
The Vibrations of the number 11 are Lunar."
Source: The Symbols and Meaning of Numbers, Isodore Kozminsky.
And last but never least is the strange Uranian 11:11 phenomenon apparently inspired by the advent of digital clocks but that's a post of a different timber altogether.
Related: Prudence Veiled Likes the Number 9 and an 18-minute video by master astrologer David Cochrane on String Theory, Prime Numbers, and Astrology.
A New Post! Portrait of Ceres and Persephone
Sunday, October 22, 2017
Figure Study: Giselle at Rehearsal
Sunday, July 16, 2017
New Drawing! Smoke in Rain
Sunday, April 16, 2017
Oh the Curiosity of Emerald Fish! a drawing
The Curiosity of Emerald Fish, a pencil on paper drawing by Jude Cowell copyright 2017 and beyond...
Monday, March 06, 2017
New! Collage Mirage and 'Zebra 1 of 2' by Jude Cowell
Oh this is just fun! Presenting a paper collage from the Collage Mirage Collection: Zebra 1 of 2 by Jude Cowell 2017+
Thursday, March 02, 2017
Portrait of Loretta: an excerpt (art by cell phone)
~Fuzzy photo of art image by Jude Cowell and a Samsung phone~
Full drawing, Loretta and Margo; oil and watercolour pencils on white paper 1995.
Saturday, February 25, 2017
Feb 25, 2017: Giselle - a pencil portrait by Jude Cowell
Now this capture using my phone didn't turn out as clearly as I wanted but since 'Giselle' is a crop of a large drawing of mine (Giselle and Margot from 1995! Unscene World was my first imprint), you can barely see a smidgeon of a second figure, Margot. The original drawing on white paper is approximately 18" x 24" and cannot be placed in a regular scanner bed, hence the soft focus photo: