â€œI prefer the title Goddess.Â
Queens have realms that are entirely too limited.â€
~Demeter in P.C. Castâ€™s Goddess of Spring
This one, Sassy Aphrodite, will go up on the store wall February 6 to March 18. The Blick staff was very kind about her and treated her with reverence. Positive feedback is always a boost when putting art out there.
Sassy Aphrodite by Maike’s Marvels
I â€˜metâ€™ Her Voluptuousness at the Agora in Athens. She is from the fourth century B.C.
The draping and the detail in fingers and toes is exquisite.
My collage is a companion to this one, which was a bit too personal to put on display (plus I didnâ€™t think it would come out well 4-6 feet above eye level).
Pact with Self by Maike’s Marvels
I explored several museums in Athens, Mikonos/Delos and Santorini last May. The art work created in ancient times is astounding. I was especially struck by the confident poses some of the statues had.
Nike statuettes had wonderful flowing energy.
I soon learned to recognize Aphrodite. She always seems to have a hip jutting out. I love the sassiness!
Â 336 to 31 B.C. ‘realism’ statuettes at Athens’ National Archaeological Museum
It would be lovely to know what her face(s) looked like, but without her head she does become everywoman.
â€œAll the spiritual teachings emphasize
that the only place we will ever find God
is right here, right now,
in our unfolding present moment.â€
~John Selby, Kundalini Awakening
How gorgeous and realistic is this sleeping beauty?
Sleeping Maenad in luxury residence, also kown as
Reclining Hermaphrodite from 138-117 B.C.
Intricate coiffures indicated beauty in 400-100 B.C.
On Delos I noticed these cuties. There is so much realism and expression in these poses.
Statuettes in theÂ Archaeological Museum of Delos, possiblyÂ 2nd-1st centuries B.C.
The oldest goddesses could now easily feature in a museum of contemporary art.
Cycladic Goddess figurines, 2800-2300 B.C., at
National Archaeological Museum of AthensÂ
Jewel Goddess imageÂ pulled from Julianna Hudginsâ€™ web site
I love the voluptuous shape of these beauties and very much enjoy the energy around her product release, even though I havenâ€™t gotten into die cutting (â€œforming material in a press or a stamping or forging machineâ€) myself. The creations her friends made for a blog frenzy are very inspiring.
â€œâ€˜Enthusiasmâ€™ means â€˜of the godsâ€™.
When you are enthusiastic,
You are working with divine supportâ€
~Sonia Choquette, Your Heartâ€™s Desire
All this product launch energy and female empowerment is very affirming to me. We are all divine goddesses (or gods) and should treat ourselves as such!