Saturday, May 23, 2009

Blessings for the New One

Perhaps it is something about the unusual amount of rain we have been having recently, but today I went on a stamp-making marathon and I really couldn't stop. : ) Relative to linoleum and wood carving, using soft material like "Speedy-Cut" is, in the sense of speed, sketching. Have a great week!

Friday, May 8, 2009

Ratha Yatra Parade

The famous Ratha Yatra festival takes place annually in Jagannatha Puri, Orissa, India. On this day, the Deity of Jagannatha rides on a chariot, surrounded by flowers and devotional chants. The English word "juggernaut" ("relentless, irresistible force") comes directly from the Sanskrit word "Jagannatha." I remember my intrigue whenever my father referred to anything as a "juggernaut."
So here is the original Jagannatha, encompassed by flowers and festivity. This is a 4 by 6 linocut, splashed with *live* watercolor! : )