6.18.2009

Making My Own Yemaya: Before and After

*Hello Kittens! This afternoon was spent doing a little ol' presto change-o in the studio! I scored a couple of these neat vintage nativity figurines for a dollar with the intent of melding them into my studio altar. One of my goals with the creation of this sacred space is to truly embrace the amazing cultural diversity of goddess mythology and presence of the sacred feminine in all ladies. I have been searching for a Yemaya statue for some time and haven't found one I liked or could afford--actually, come to think of it...I've never found one. Ever. So, I decided to give this found figure a goddess make over!
The angels also received a little color love...

*POOF! A little paint, some sea shells, a handfull of pearls, a 39 cent icecream cup and a few false flowers later we have an assemblaged goddess of Moon and Sea! I'm sure other whatsits will find their way into this mini piece, we'll have to wait and see what the tide brings in.

The angels found themselves transformed into Gaurdian Muses, gleefully overseeing all paint slinging and sketching.




















And now, my pretties, what have you been tinkering with? How are your sacred spaces looking these days? Until next time--Much Joy and Merry Making!*

9 comments:

Kavindra said...

OMG! those are gorgeous.

Anna said...

Beautiful transformation, luv! I look forward to getting an up-close view of these lovely little deities.

See you soon!
Nanners

Mel said...

Wow - those are freakin' BRILLIANT!! Love, love, love them....

3rdEyeMuse said...

I've got to echo Mel on this one ... BRILLIANT. the transformations are magical.

Shell said...

Wow, i love how your transformed Yemaya and the guardian muses. I want a Yemaya like yours for my altar.
My space is filled with angels, Mother Mary, tarot cards, a manifest card, candles. It's all full of life there. I do want to get some flowers or something pretty for the solstice.

todayandeveryday said...

those are so great!
Peace~
Dawn

This Guy said...

Those are SO pretty! I can't believe the transformation with just a little bit of time and paint! I bet your sacred space has a wonderful warm feeling!!

For my alter I usually find things from nature, rocks, cool leaves and shells, pieces of wood... anything with texture, i love texture! :)

Genie Sea said...

Oh Molly. You have the gift to transform the ordinary to extraordinary. These plastic run-of-the-mills angels have received a divine makeover courtesy of your amazingness! :)

Dream With the Fishes said...

Oh how precious!! They're absolutely gorgeous! I can't wait to play again. All my stuff is in boxes and unreachable still. The work's still going on in my place and it's been almost 2 months now of no access to craft supplies (nor room to play, even if I had the access). Sigh.

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