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hands in the dirt with flowers and leaves on it, surrounded by words that read hands in the dirt
swan-bones: Hands in the Dirt Block print, 2017 by Kelly Louise... (Cedars between the Pines)
swan-bones: Hands in the Dirt Block print, 2017 by Kelly Louise...
a drawing of an owl and a woman's face with flowers in her hair
BLODEUWEDD (Welsh Goddess)
an owl with a crown on its head is sitting on a fence post at night
an illustration of a woman's face with flowers on her head
'The Owl Service' by Alan Garner. Illustrated by Darren Hopes (Folio Society: 2013)
Inspired by the legend of Blodeuwedd from the Mabinogion. Blodeuwedd – whose name means ‘Flower Face’ or the ancient name for 'Owl' – was a beautiful girl fashioned from flowers as a wife for Lleu Llaw Gyffes. Lleu’s mother cursed him that he would have no wife, and Blodeuwedd was created to break the curse. She was unfaithful, however, and was changed into an owl as a punishment. 'The Owl Service' tells of 3 young people in a remote Welsh valley who awaken the mythical power of Blodeuwedd.
a painting of a woman with her eyes closed
'Blodeuwedd (Flower Face)' by Zara Kuchi
Bloduedd (flower)/Blodeuwedd (flower face/owl), the woman of flowers, is neither human nor nonhuman. A hybrid species, her story has fascinated numerous writers both within Wales and without, from the first written down version in the Middle Ages to the present day. Her story is one of the most frequently retold episodes from the Four Branches of the Mabinogi, a set of four medieval Welsh texts. Bloduedd/Blodeuwedd is perhaps the most ambiguous characters of the characters from the Mabiogni. The two magicians Math and Gwydion create her from flowers for her future husband Lleu, who has been cursed by his mother so that he cannot have a wife from a race that is presently on this earth. She then takes a lover, the hunter Gronw, and is turned into an owl - Blodeuwedd - for punishment.
a painting of a man sitting on a bench in front of a window looking out at the sky
Notes on Grief
“Grief was the celebration of love, those who could feel real grief were lucky to have loved.”
three women are dancing together in the air
Warren B. Davis | Glory of the Dance | MutualArt
Warren B. Davis | Glory of the Dance | MutualArt
a drawing of a mermaid and a fish in the water with bubbles coming out of their mouths
WILLIAM STOUT / Mermaid #1, in Gary Adubato's Art of WILLIAM STOUT Comic Art Gallery Room
WILLIAM STOUT / Mermaid #1 Comic Art