Three Fedoras

This past 2nd Friday Longmont Arts Night was a lot of fun. Besides Mayor Leona and Bernie stopping by to chat for a while, Alex Tingley appeared and told me how he had the mono print portrait I did of him framed and hanging in his office. His friend Chuck had bought one of the prints a few years ago and gifted it to Alex.

I had not met Alex before I did the portrait. He’s a business man who has an office not far from my home, and I would spy his picture on a sidewalk placard advertising his business when walking Chester.

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Mighty Like a Rose

Rose Mighty

I’ve been working on this painting over the past few months, the work a bit more strung out than usual because of summer traveling, guests and home construction. This is our cat, Rose.

I caught her on our patio, meowing for attention. From a snapshot, I added a background that suited Rose in her royal glory.

This is still not quite finished, but close.

Lady of Ephesus

blue artemis

Mono print hand cut stencil of Ephesus, Turkish mother goddess.

From wikipedia:

At Ephesus in Ionia, Turkey, her temple became one of the Seven Wonders of the World. It was probably the best known center of her worship except for Delos. There the Lady whom the Ionians associated with Artemis through interpretatio graeca was worshipped primarily as a mother goddess, akin to the Phrygian goddess Cybele, in an ancient sanctuary where her cult image depicted the “Lady of Ephesus” adorned with multiple rounded breast-like protuberances on her chest. They have been variously interpreted as multiple accessory breasts, as eggs, grapes, acorns,[64] or even bull testes.[65][66] Excavation at the site of the Artemision in 1987–88 identified a multitude of tear-shaped amber beads that had adorned the ancient wooden cult image or xoanon.[67] In Acts of the Apostles, Ephesian metalsmiths who felt threatened by Saint Paul’s preaching of Christianity, jealously rioted in her defense, shouting “Great is Artemis of the Ephesians!”[68] Of the 121 columns of her temple, only one composite, made up of fragments, still stands as a marker of the temple’s location. The rest were used for making churches, roads, and forts.