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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.”

Scathach // The Magician

Scathach // The Magician

The Magician (New beginnings, will power and intuition - the magician is shown at centre stage but this can be misleading - what is going on unseen?) depicted as Scathach, a Celtic Goddess of the Underworld. She is also affiliated with darkness, magic, prophecy and (somewhat bizarrely) martial arts.

As I was researching this goddess I was so stoked to realise that this was Lady Gaga’s character in the latest season of American Horror Story! I must have completely missed her name, which is funny as she was my favourite character of the season. I’m a huge AHS and Gaga fan and really loved the vibe of this last season so for this painting I created the character as a homage to Gaga’s depiction of Scathach.

Due to work commitments, this painting took me by far the longest to finish - over two weeks. The design was pretty complex and I found myself creatively blocked quite a lot. I’m really happy with how she came out, especially as I nearly abandoned this one entirely, as it was getting so frustrating! Simultaneously to painting this, I also created a Scathach homage in my art journal, which I’ve included some pictures of as well.

Freyja // The Chariot

Freyja // The Chariot

Itzpapalotl // The Devil

Itzpapalotl // The Devil