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    Shanti #1

    This is the first Medusa not based on an actual snake that I've done in a while! She was a lot harder to color than I was expecting, but I am still in love with her nonetheless and look forward to working with her in some more portraits.



    Inspired by my love of Medusa and my adoration of Sri Shiva, Shanti is based on the idea that the Gorgon's stone gaze could be a metaphor for something beautiful instead of terrible. As Sri Shiva's eye destroys illusion, perhaps the Gorgon's gaze destroys hostility and anxiety making one as peaceful and centered as stone. Hence her name, Shanti, which means Peace. She holds her hand in the Abhaya Mudra - a gesture that reassures the onlooker to not be afraid as she opens her third eye. I intend to do a full body piece, but I'm not sure if she has legs or is a Naga. We shall see. The representation isn't perfect, but I'm looking forward to getting more of a feel for her with more pieces. Hope you enjoy!

    And as always, there's prints and items available if anybody is interested.
    ~Sheree~

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    Re: Shanti #1

    Squee for Medusa! I really like it and I'll definatly buy something. My eye being on a feathered sepent mug as soon as I have money. I love your work, especialy the pied piper. Best wishes for your art in the future!

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    Re: Shanti #1

    Awh, thank you! I'm glad you like it. I do plan on more BP pieces like Pied Piper in the future, I'm just going where the muse takes me for now. Although I keep getting this thought of somehow doing a Miss Muffet thing with a spider morph... hmm...
    ~Sheree~

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    Re: Shanti #1

    Oh Sheree she's gorgeous. I'm sure a full body piece on her will be stunning but actually I just love this head only one....simply fascinating work hon!
    ~~Joanna~~


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    Re: Shanti #1

    Thanks Jo! The stand alone head works really nicely, I'm trying to resist being my own best customer and getting a bunch of stuff with this image on it lol! I'm working on #2 already, a Naga version, but I'll likely do ones with legs too and so on... Lots of ideas. I'm getting the feeling that Shanti is going to be like my Dawn, a goddess-y muse that appears in many forms, except -erm- less kinky or painted than Linsner's work.
    ~Sheree~

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    Re: Shanti #1

    I'm always so impressed with your use of color!!! I really like this piece a lot! Great work !!!
    Grey Scale is a good thing...

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    Re: Shanti #1

    Thank you!
    ~Sheree~

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    Re: Shanti #1

    oh you know how big of a fan i am of your work and this one is ammmmmmmmmazzzzzzzzzzzzzing! i looove the face on the bottom centre snake!!!


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    Re: Shanti #1

    That is incredible!! I love it!

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    Re: Shanti #1

    Thank you! ^_^

    At first I read that as "AUM-azing", Aleesha, lol! How fitting! Namaste!

    Also, I'm SO glad you love the snake, cause somewhere else someone said that they found the snakes -particularly the one you mentioned- creepy when I was going for cute/friendly. So this is reassuring!
    ~Sheree~

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    In loving memory of Cleo
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