Tuesday, August 14, 2007

What a nice surprise I just received! My "Airmid" goddess piece was chosen to be the home page art on the Yahoo group "cloth paper studio" for this week! http://groups.yahoo.com/group/clothpaperstudio/

I created Airmid in honor of one of my grandmothers. I used a vintage photo of my grandmother, taken when she was 18. The photo is of her sitting in bright sunlight, wearing a dark colored dress with a sailor collar. I loved the high contrast of her face and how she is looking down, so I cropped her head and printed it on paper we made from cornhusks.

Airmid is the Celtic goddess of herbal healing, and she stood guard over the Well of Slaine in Ireland. She is said to live in the mountains of Ireland yet today, healing faeries and humans who need her help. Water is her element.

Like so many other grandmothers, mine had a cure for whatever ailed you. I recall her favorite remedy to slather over us was "Mentholatum", a sticky menthol rub still sold today.


cookievf said...

Your art is GORGEOUS! I found your link on the skinny book swap page as we are in the same (book 2) swap.

i will return to look some more this weekend!!

- vicki xo

Laura said...

Wow!Wow!Wow! This piece is so completely and totally beautiful!!! I would love to see it in real life some day!! Stunning!!!!