Wednesday, November 30, 2011

Ancient Egyptian Series: Nut

The next choice or my Ancient Egyptian Series is the Goddess Nut. Nut was the goddess of the sky. Originally it was just the night time sky but eventually she became known just as the goddess of the sky in general. She was the wife of Geb and the mother of Isis, Osiris, Seth and Nepthys.

Since she is the goddess of the sky, I chose to use blues and black. So here is the look....

Thursday, November 24, 2011

Ancient Egyptian Series: Bastet

Here is another installment of the Ancient Egyptian series that I have been doing. I am trying to do this a little more regularly now. This look is inspired by the Goddess Bastet. Bastet was first depicted as a lioness or lioness-headed woman but eventually was depicted as a domesticated cat or a woman with a cat's head. She was the protector or pregnant women, domestic cats, the home and children and the goddess of music, dance, pleasure, family fertility and birth.

For this look, I was influenced by the eyes of cats. In particular, some of the beautiful eye colors that cats have. I have seen beautiful green, orange and blue eyes in various cats. So, I decided to use green, orange and a flash of a luminous color that has some blue in it. I also used black and a little purple and brown as well. Ok, on to the photos...

Almost there...Thoughts of a giveaway

So, I have been thinking. Whenever I reach 50 subscribers (I know that may be a while from now) I am thinking that I would like to do some type of giveaway. It may be a small one, but hey, something is always better than nothing. I came to thinking about this because I am a little less than hallway to that goal and I think that it would be a nice treat for those that actually stop by the blog and take a look at what I am posting or blabbing about. I will have to think of all of the kinks and rules since this is something thing I am new to, but I think it might be quite fun. I'm not sure how frequently I will end up doing them but I know for sure that I will be doing giveaways at the 50 and 100 subscriber marks. Whatever I decide after that I will for sure let you all know.

So, what do you all think of this idea? Like it? Hate it?

Thursday, November 3, 2011

Ancient Egyptian Series: Anubis

Hello all! Sorry, I've been constantly busy with work and health issues so I haven't been able to post much, I am so behind on the amount that I have wanted to post. Though I haven't done many looks in my downtime anyway. I guess I will just post when I have the chance and not give myself deadlines...

Anywho...This is the look that I came up with to represent Anubis. He was one of the God's of the dead and lead the recently deceased on there journey through the underworld, he was also known as the God of death or God of the Dead. Anubis was represented as a jackal or a man with a jackal's head. His statues in his jackal form were black and parts were gilded in gold and the images of him when he had the body of a man his body was gold and his head black. Black represented death and the night and yellow was the color of gold and the sun and represented the eternal, the indestructible and the imperishable. With this look I used mostly golds, black and brown.