Just a little gold colored tiara to brighten my day. I think I will call it the Mermaid Tiara because it reminds me of something a mermaid would make out of a Spanish ship wreckage with golden coins.
Ooooo I've never seen dark Quan Yin images before. These are so pretty! And I really like this explination that was given of her... " Quan Yin (sometimes spelled Kuan Yin, Kwan Yin or Guan Yin) is the Bodhisattva of compassion, revered by Buddhists as the Goddess of Mercy. A Bodhisattva is an "enlightenment being" pledged to universal liberation and happiness. " So I guess that is why I'm so drawn to her.
I dearly love this image of Guan Yin. She has to be one of my favorite dieties of all times. I do love it when your scrolling around the internet and something like this pops up in your feed to brighten your day. She observes the cries the world with love, kindness, and compassion.
I'm super excited that I finally made it through summer to another Fall season wooo hooo!!!! And to celebrate I had to make something fitting for the occasions. Behold.... my flying bat hair comb. It's just so cute!
I think I just might have found my new favorite artist. This is Lenka Simeckova Illustration and they sell their work on Society6. I very much need this woman's image hanging in my house because this is what I would like to be when I grow up (my boyfriend just commented that I already am her... and yet another reason why I love him so much). Ooooo maybe I could make her dress, and go as her for Halloween... hummm something to think about!
This piece was originally based on the La Llorona legend. There are many versions of the story, but the most basic one involves a woman bathed in a watery blue light sobbing at the loss of her children. And if you hear her crying or are a little child who looks like her lost children she could come after you, (the legend is much more complex than what I am explaining it here). In the area I grew up the legend was always whispered about in Spring and Summer. The closest I came to her was there was a small shack near one of my friends house. I think it was an equipment shed for a near by farm out in a field. One night while talking about the legend we just happened to be looking in the direction of the shack where we saw a mysterious blue light in the middle of the night. A couple of weeks later a story about that shack appeared in the paper with the La Llorona legend attached to it. But once I delved into making this piece the idea of her morphed into a time when she was happier, before her tragedy happened. Maybe around the time of her wedding, hence the veil, and lovely purple flowers, yet there is the foreshadowing blue hue creeping out from the corners and over her face like an ever present looming sadness. I have to say I had so much fun making this piece. It really consumed me for a very long time.
The amazing Basilica of San Vitale in Ravenna, Italy. One of those places I that I have to see in person before I die. Isn't is STUNNING!!! Here are the links to the images... image 1 ... image 2 ... image 3
EJPcreations is a mad scientist of a woman specializing in creating tiaras, necklaces, and fascinators, with a noir, and gothic flair. All adornments have a hint of vampire elegance, a dash of Steampunk bravado, and plenty of Neo-Victorian sensibilities.
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