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2012...so many theories, and most of then apocalyptic. But, according to the Chilam Balam of Chumayel (The book of Destiny) , it will be a great time of change. A time for the human race to rethink the way they are doing things and make social and political changes that can cause great worldwide upheaval.

Here, we have my interpretation of the Mayan Vision serpent. The vision serpent would bring messages to the priests and nobility through sacred smoke, this smoke emanating from a brazier full of sacred bark paper that has been soaked in the blood of the noble or priest through self sacrifice. This self sacrifice was performed usually with either a stingray spine and/or a rope of thorns. An incision was first made with the stingray spine in either the tongue or penis, then the thorned rope was drawn through it. The blood from the wounds was collected on the sacred paper to be burned. The blood loss was usually so great, combined with either intoxication with balch wine or other hallucinogenic substances, that induce strong visions.

Out of the mouth of the vision serpent, images of ancestors or gods would bring their messages and prophecies to them.

The glyph on the right sidebar is the calendar date for the winter solstice this year ( December 21, 2012), which is the date that their calendar will end. The glyphs represented are in Long Count as follows:

VERY TOP- EVENT INTRODUCTION GLYPH
Then line by line from left to right are:

13 BAKTUN (13 X 144,000 days)....0 KATUN (0 X 7,200 days)
0 TUN (0 X 360 days) ............0 UINAL (0 X 20 days)
0 KIN (0 X 1 day) .............4 AHAU (Tzolkin date)
3 K'AN K'IN (Haab date) .....LORD OF THE NIGHT FIGURE G9

I have always been a self taught student of Mesoamerican cultures, particularly the Maya...and I enjoyed doing this piece, as it is something I had not done in a very long time.

Enjoy!

Sandy T.

THANKS FOR VIEWING AND/OR FAVING!
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Let's just hope they weren't right with 2012 ...

More photos here: [link]
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Double page of my sketchbook I did this morning. It was fun, I think I'll draw some other things like this.

Orange colour pencil, fineline pens, indian ink, black alcohol marker.

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J'ai décidé que mes dessins manquaient de graphisme et j'en ai marre de ce que je desssine en ce moment, donc j'essaie des trucs différents en noir et blanc.

Je me suis bien amusée à le faire , je pense que j'en ferai d'autres.
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** Update :)**

Pierre Runique de Jelling - Rouen (Jardin de l'Hotel de Ville)

Runestone - Rouen (Town Hall's garden)
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Egyptian wall from Berlin. (:


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Mayan Vision - Pencil & Ink on card
J.S.Henderson
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Well not a perfect mandala I know but it started out life as one :giggle:
Not entirely sure whether I like this or not though :confused:
Drawn freehand with Staedtler pens - 0.8 and 0.5
Original size is 7" x 7" on cartridge paper
Created Nov`06 to Apr`07
EDIT Re-scanned Mar `11 as old scanner was pants :)


More in my Mandalas folder here [link]
More in my Abstract and Psychedelic folder here [link]
ALSO More in my Black n Whites Only folder here [link]
All images are ©copyright Dawn Quadling, 2007.
You may NOT use, replicate, manipulate, or modify this image.
All Rights Reserved.
Dawn Quadling, quaddles-roost, © 2007
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Whilst waiting for the printer to do its thing or for applications to load, I tend to doodle alot, this is a page from my older sketchbook. Doodle by doodle i ended up filling the page.
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This is a project for a college class of mine. We have to choose an article and do an illustration for it. My article is about mayan gods and goddesses. So I picked my four favs and drew them as close as i could to their descriptions but still how I think they look.

Gukumatz "feathered serpent" (he is considered the equivalent of the Aztec god, Quetzalcoatl), they one day thought he would come back to Earth and destroy it.

Itzpapalotl "Obsidian Butterfly" was a fearsome skeletal warrior, she was described as having black butterfly wings, jaguar claws for hands, and eagle feet for her own, she is associated with birds too. (Later after I have drawn it I found out she was actually Aztec, whoops)

Kinich Ahau "Sun-eyed Lord" He is the Mayan sun god. He is usually depicted as a king because most kings of the mayans were assimilated to be the sun deity, he is also the highest solar deity.

Toci "Mother of the Gods" She was described as having markings on her face and an elaborate headdress, she is also associated with healing. (She might be Aztec too, wiki messed me up with which gods belonged to which civilization)

Digital Itzpapalotl: [link]
Line work: [link]
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Here's how much an amateur I am: this shot took me all night to get with my camera and tripod. BUT! I am thrilled with the outcome!

If you'd like to use my photograph for anything, please just ask! :-)
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