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My name is Emily and this is my dedicated space for documenting my journey with creative living. It is my hope, that I can inspire those of you who visit, read and look through this space to find the curiosity to follow your own inner voice, seek out and do the thing that makes you go “this is what life’s all about.”

Nephthys // Temperance

Nephthys // Temperance

Temperance (Winged angelic figure pouring water from a cup from one hand to the other, representing the flow of the unseen.) depicted as Nephthys, Egyptian Goddess of death and a protector - often portrayed as a woman with falcon wings, usually outstretched as a symbol of protection.

I really enjoyed this painting although my goodness those wings took a long time! Each feather has 4 layers of gold ink, and then 2-3 layers of blue in and it was very fiddly tricky work but I love how she turned out. I followed a traditional Ancient Egyptian style and was focused more on decoration and symbolism than realism.

One of the resource images I used (a wall tomb decoration) showed Nephthys as having blue skin, and after a bit of digging I discovered the colour blue was associated with fertility, rebirth and the power of creation so I painted my version blue too.

Itzpapalotl // The Devil

Itzpapalotl // The Devil

Artio // The Two of Wands

Artio // The Two of Wands