The Goddess of Willendorf

This bit of writing is a crossover piece, because it involves my artwork and my jewelry pieces.

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I am entranced by this small figurine, known as the Venus of Willendorf.  I began drawing and painting her twenty years ago.  I saw her in a museum in London and bought the small reproduction they had.  At the time I knew little about her.  I like going to museums and being with the pieces, art or antiquities, not reading about them until much later, if at all.  Most of the time it is a visual experience for me, and I don’t collect that much from the bits of words written about this or that.  I saw her in an exhibit with several other ancient images, some nearly pornographic (or so I have been told, as I drew and painted them.)  I was able to just sit with the mystery of why this voluptuous figurine had a bee-hive head, as I saw it.  I sketched her in my hotel room…

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hollywood baby turned beach gurl turned steel&glass city gurl turned cowgurl turned herb gurl turned green city gurl. . . artist writer photographer. . . cat lover but misses our big dogs, gone to heaven. . . buddhist and interested in the study of spiritual traditions. . . foodie, organic, lover of all things mik, partner in conservation business mpfconservation, consummate blogger, making a dream happen, insomniac who is either reading buddhist teachings or not-so-bloody mysteries or autobio journal thangs early in the morning when i can't sleep
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