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The Owl Maiden

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The Owl Maiden
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June 25, 2012

Here is the second piece of my "women in mythology" series.

In Welsh mythology, Blodeuwedd is the spring and owl goddess, who represents life and death. Her name means "born of flowers" or "flower face." She was created from nine different floral blooms, but then transformed into an owl as punishment for betrayal.
She is part of a triad associated with the changing phases of the moon. She symbolizes fleeting beauty and the blooming of life that must come full circle through darkness and death. She is night and day, and the passing of seasons from spring to winter.

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You are very talented. This is an amazing art piece.+fav 
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Amazing work! I appreciate you providing some background on the mythology this is based on.
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A wonderful painting. ^_^
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Wow this is breathtaking
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Absolutely gorgeous!
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Wooww , love it so much!!!
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I soooooo love the colour holding and how you make the skin looking like real skin!*A* The owls are cute.;3;
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owls!!! I wanna hang this up in my room :3
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That is beautifull!!!
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The colors, composition, content... you've nailed it all. Gorgeous beyond words. :rose:
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How, how, hoooow? I envy ;(
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I had to dusk off a word I don't normally use to describe how good this piece is. This work is freakin Immaculate!
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