Passions of an Odd Chick

Thursday, July 10, 2008

Meet the Greek Graces

GRACES: Three Goddesses of Charm and Good Humor. Like the MUSES, they inspire artistic creativity. The daughters of APHRODITE (goddess of love) and DIONYSUS (the god of wine) their names are AGLAIA, the Radiant, EUPHROSYNE, the Joyful, and THALIA, the Flowering.

If you've perused my blog much you know I was blessed to go to Greece in March. I love Greek mythology. And these women were some of my favorite images on Greek pottery. That ugly painting I did yesterday, provided me with left-over paint that I think made a good art sketch for my journal. I love do-overs and redeemable things. I love turquoises and golds. And I was happy that three graces: Radiant, Joyful and Flowering showed up and helped me out of a funk. Try letting these girls run around your studio or (kitchen) or wherever you need inspiration.
What can you come up with? Send me your link so I can see.


Ruth Hull Chatlien said...

I really like the colors in this, and somehow it just feels right for the three graces.

Anetka said...

I love Greek mythology too "Ikar", "Troy", Prometheus (and many more myths), there is so much emotions, passion and inspiration in it.
Love your painting, you can see joy in it:)