Thursday, May 23, 2013

My version of the story of Goddess Maeve...

Hey there everyone!  In Moonshine, we are learning about the story of the Celtic Goddess Maeve. She is a goddess of love, and was known to have an intoxicating effect on men.  :0)

Anyhoo, you can read more about Maeve here, but the part of the story that I chose to focus on was the ending. Maeve and her husband had an argument about who had the most possessions.  Her husband won because he had a magic bull, and Maeve did not.  So Maeve set out on a mission to get a magic bull, and she got one, but she threw it into the cage with her husband's bull and they tore each other apart. 

I don't like that ending!  The thought of the two bulls killing each other is just not right! HA.  So I rewrote my own ending, and made a page about it.  My ending is written on the page...
 I did the background first.  Acrylic paint on the top part, and the bottom part is collaged bits of gelli printed deli paper.  Then I painted the two bulls with watercolor pencil, cut them out and pasted them on top.

Here's a closeup of their faces.  I feel better now, seeing them happy together...

I'm loving the Moonshine class, cuz there is so much to learn!  I hope to get time to do two more art journal pages, before we move on to the next step, which is creating a painting!

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7 comments:

dawn said...

How sweet this is, a much better ending I think too. Great job on drawing the cows, they look so good.
So glad your enjoying the class and learning so much. Can't wait to see what you make next!
Have a great weekend!
My PL is finally caught up, yea!

Julie Tucker-Wolek said...

Awwwwwwwww this is sooooooooooo sweet!! I love it!!!

Carla said...

Much better ending Michelle. Love your cows

anne g-i said...

I think the story needs some goats!

Michelle LaPoint Rydell said...

LOL That's hilarious Anne! Goats would make any story better thats for sure!!! Thanks so much everyone for your kind words!

Patricia Roebuck said...

Oh I like your version much better!! And amazing artwork, Michelle!! WOW!! Seriously amazing!!

Sharon Fritchman said...

I LOVE your ending, Michelle! I would buy the book with your ending any day!!!! I know you are a positive thinker like me! And your art is adorable, as always, my friend! Thank you so much for the smiles today!!!!