Jude’s Threshold

A Tapestry Blog of Art, Astrology, and Politics

About Jude–her Art, her Astrology, her Name

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Update Nov 2, 2013: Finally managing to update this entry and remove old links no longer live, etc. Art blogs still active are: Cosmic Persona Designs (for those 17 and older), Secret Moon Art, and Dreamyfish Art. Added is Woolly Mammoth Chronicles where I fret my concerns in rhyme concerning the cloning of a woolly mammoth.

Now here’s the rest of this rather ancient explanation of my art, my astrology (which peeks under the hood of Politics), and my name:

Update Sept 4, 2008: here’s a link to a September Artist of the Month interview I’ve done at the Wandering Educators site with more art stuff and personal info:

http://www.wanderingeducators.com/artisans/artisan-month/september-artist-month-jude-cowell.html

~:~ original Page starts here:

A Self Explanation of and by Jude Cowell

Lifelong artist, descended from weavers, quilters, embroiderers, and tatters (lace-makers) on both sides of my family (I have natal Pallas in Taurus in 9th house = patterning ability and I’m from Athens, GA), I’ve always enjoyed perpetrating several art forms from Fabric Art (including felt collage), wire/beads/vintage jewelry “candle bowers” which I created based on the nests of bower birds and which combined my love of vintage jewelry, candles-with-mirrors to increase light, and stones (must have a little magpie in me–I like shiny beads) to paper collage, Painting -both oil and acrylics.

Yet pencil drawing remains my first love.

One of my deepest admirations artwise is reserved for those who successfully manipulate Watercolors–how on earth do you do that ??  ;-) 

Note: the wire/metal art I can no longer do after 6 years of sensitizing my system, and I caution anyone due to the absorption of metals into your system: I do not recommend working with wire, but do miss the sculptural quality of ‘spinning’ shapes with it…wish I could!

In 1995/96, when inspirational Neptune conjoined my Mercury/Mars conjunction in the natal 5th house of Creativity (and Mercury/Mars gives manual dexterity), I nabbed my first-ever drafting table with magnifying lens/lamp and began drawing full time–usually on black paper as I had done long ago in school art classes.

Black paper gives a certain spiritual quality, I think, and describes Neptune’s influence perfectly. It also gives me a feeling of sculptural work as I build up layers from black to lighter colors or white.

Formal training was good all through my school years–back when creative classes weren’t dissed by politicians–and my favorite junior high/high school Art Teacher was Dr. Robert Nix of the University of Georgia–yet I did not attend UGA, for I was accepted into the Fashion Illustration, Layout, and Design courses at Atlanta College of Art at the High Museum–it was ‘School of Art’ then because academic courses had to be taken at Emory University. And there lay the catch–I could not afford to take anything but Art classes, alas, so I missed my degree.

However, I know you can see the Fashion influence in many of my pieces–the ones in the Cosmic Persona Designs Gallery for sure – see link below. Some of designs are somewhat saucy – you may even say, sexy-fun, if you wish. Yes, I consider them for 17+-ers Only, and although I can’t prevent online viewing, Blogger does have a Caution Alert which you must click through before the gallery opens.

Of course, parents should know what their under-17s are up to, I think, and my ‘Chiffonery Art’ is certainly mild compared to other web content, so I think you can view the gallery of images and go on to lead a normal life with no ill effects. 

Also I’m a fan of Children’s Art in a big way–see Secret Moon Art for some of those, including Pattillo Armadillo, a character I created for a children’s book, the dummy for which has been considered for publication by Little, Brown in New York. Similar to entering Atlanta School/College of art based on my portfolio, Pattillo was invited North based on a Little, Brown Art Director’s viewing of his portfolio at an SCBWI Conference in Atlanta.

But Pattillo didn’t make their List, yet I still dream of ‘doing something’ with him one day, and later on I’ll publish a pic or two of Pattillo for you here–he’s quite a charming little fellow…you should meet him, if you haven’t.

Astrology was an early (age 12) interest which I left behind because my church said, stay away from it–but then one day in 1996, I picked up an Astrology book a friend had loaned my daughter, and immediately found myself becoming a ‘reluctant astrologer’ against my wishes. Yet there are no accidents, are there? Synchronicity abounds!

Soon my lifelong interest in Politics (that “organized system of hatreds”) directed my astrological studies toward Mundane Astrology, or more specifically, Political Astrology, as evidenced on this blog and on Stars Over Washington which I’ve published continually since October 17, 2005. SO’W is now 8 years old!

So why “Jude” and why “Cowell”? Because a few minutes before I was born, personal name asteroid, Cowell arose, then baby moi yelped into the time flux, then a few minutes later, asteroid, Judith arose. (Yes, I am a ‘Judith’) So what else could I be?

Oh–and it’s Coh’ wull, not ‘cow’ as in moo-cow, or Simon!

Well, I hope this helps explain ‘the mystery that is yours truly’ with my Neptune-Pluto midpoint rising when I was born and the ‘mystical air’ that such a midpoint provides!

Jude

Links:

Dreamyfish Art – botanical fish portraits in visionary settings;

Secret Moon Art – Children’s, Fairy, Moon/Cosmic, and botanical illustrations;

Cosmic Persona Designs – sexy-fun art;

Two Hours You’ll Never Get Back – societal issues, Art, Astrology, Politics, food and diet, and family stuff;

for political cat limericks of the Mr. A. Cat variety:

Lim’s Limericks! – Rrrraaorrwwwww-w -w -www!

and more limericks and odes are found at:

Woolly Mammoth Chronicles along with Science News and videos.

And of course there’s also my Zazzle Art Boutique for browsing!

Written by Jude Cowell

May 20, 2007 at 12:45 am

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  1. Thanks, impormbum, and welcome! jude

    judecowell

    February 15, 2009 at 6:08 pm

  2. Hello.
    I’m new there
    Nice forum!

    impormbum

    February 15, 2009 at 9:18 am

  3. Hi Anne, great to ‘meet’ you!

    Your site sounds like a great idea – the community will benefit again from your insights. Am on my way there in a moment.

    Yes, i’m a bit envious that you got your degree from Dr. Greene’s school, an unfulfilled dream for me on this side of the pond.

    But I do have a few seminars by Liz Greene on tape (remember cassettes?) and her books, of course.

    Where do i find time? It’s all for the collective, as you know. And my real world job is by appointment so i can schedule as i like with blogging in between.

    Thanks for your kind comments, Anne (yes, lots of Mercury here) and hope your recovery from 12th house stands you in good stead for your website.

    jude

    judecowell

    December 8, 2008 at 4:51 pm

  4. Hi Jude

    empathised with what you said about illness slowing people down and opening up time to listen to their higher calling…….I was a successful UK astrologer, therapist, teacher and writer (I hold the Diploma in Psychological Astrology from Liz Greene’s school in London and was a tutor there briefly 1999-2000) until seven years ago when I suffered from burnout and disappeared into the Underworld of rest and recovery. I have emerged with two books and a new website -Writing from the Twelfth House – http://www.anne-whitaker.com which I have set up with the intention to entertain, inform, support and inspire writers and readers who share my own preoccupations – with meaning, pattern and purpose. Check out my site ! I love yours – very very Mercurial!! Where do you find the time to do all this stuff??? Best wishes
    Anne Whitaker

    annewhitaker

    December 7, 2008 at 4:58 pm

  5. Very, very cool stuff.

    I was born on the same day same year as Princess Diana, so of course I am an Art teacher!

    fullbodytransplant

    December 2, 2008 at 1:20 pm

  6. Jude — Congratulations on the profile on “Wandering Educators,” a site that appeals to my five planets (mostly in Sag) in the third house. As other commenters have noted, you are a Renaissance gal and an inspiration to us all! I’ve decided you must be one of those people who only sleeps four hours a night because you are so productive. Thanks for the link, too! — Monica

    Monica

    October 22, 2008 at 3:38 am


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