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Electric blue clouds with mysterious origins now appearing more southerly than ever…time for the NLCs.
Space Weather News for June 4, 2011
ELECTRIC-BLUE CLOUDS: The 2011 noctilucent cloud (NLC) season has begun. For the past few nights, observers in northern parts of Europe have spotted velvety, electric-blue tendrils rippling across the sunset sky.
NLCs are a summertime phenomenon first reported by polar observers in the 19th century. In recent decades, for reasons no one fully understands, the clouds have intensified and spread as far south as Utah and Colorado.
Visit today’s edition of Space Weather News for photos and observing tips.
CHANCE OF MAGNETIC ACTIVITY: NOAA forecasters estimate a 45% chance of geomagnetic activity on June 4th when an incoming solar wind stream and a CME might deliver a double blow to Earth’s magnetic field. High-latitude sky watchers in both hemispheres should be alert for auroras.
Hope you’ve checked out today’s global event World Drawing Day 2011! Did you upload an image of your drawing? My entry is titled, ‘Fairy Path w Moss Drawing Day 2011‘.
As always: pencil on paper; by Jude Cowell (coh’ wull) (c)2011
Three Art questions for you: Do you love to draw? Or did you used to love to draw when you were a kid? Have you engaged in drawing or doodling in the last little while?
Then you may wish to check out details about this Saturday’s Drawing Day! The ultimate goal of the project is to gather one million drawings from across the globe with entries posted in an online art gallery.There are several options for how to download your art offering (flickr, Red Bubble, create a YouTube video, and more) with a chance to be published in the Drawing Day book.
So if drawing is your thing, check it out or simply mosey by the Drawing Day website on Saturday and afterwards to see what art has been uploaded!
Plus, on a heavier note, here’s another question: Is the Strauss-Kahn Arrest Linked to Missing US Gold? with notes on today’s Solar Eclipse in Gemini conjoining US natal Uranus 8Gem55 and transiting Midas, that lover and hoarder of gold.
My drawing shown above, A Fairy’s Secret Valley, is the sort of ‘mystical’ pencil illustration (suitable for children) that is often published at Secret Moon Art and I hope you’ll flit by when you can…
Here is one of the weird sort of drawings I perpetrate from time to time: Cosmic Persona in Flux which was originally published at Cosmic Persona Designs (for 17+ only due to mild adult content.)
Now I use the watercolour pencils dry only but naturally they work well with water if you prefer. And do try them on black paper if you haven’t for I think you’ll like the brilliant colors, depth, and special effects which may be achieved.
For 24/7 art browsing you’re cordially invited to mosey by my Zazzle Art Shop.
Or how about taking a moment to view my ‘Cosmic Flowers Art’ Slideshow? You’ll discover that one of my more popular drawings on this blog, ‘Flowers of India’, is included in the floral display!
You may be feeling a little foolish today yet checking out Julie Demboski’s article on the Lunar aspects for April 1, 2011 is the smartest thing to do! Asteroid Juno (The Wife) is active today.
Julie’s post includes an image of a painting by my favorite artist, Paul Cezanne, Pierrot and Harlequin…perfect! Cezanne and I share the same Sun-Moon blend in our natal horoscopes though not artistic skills – Benjamin Franklin does as well and Ben was known for his doodling!
(See below for Cezanne’s birth data.)
Now April 1st always reminds me (and perhaps you) of The Fool card in the Tarot deck, a card of innocence and new beginnings as The Fool begins his mystical journey. Green, the color of growth, is associated with The Fool and with curiosity.
The new light of the Spring 2011 season suffuses this picture with faith in the future, one of the joys of traveling on The Fool’s path of enlightenment. Not overanalyzing things and avoiding malice are preferrable for this new journey and being ‘as a child’ without trying to anticipate events makes the journey an exciting yet Zen-like adventure!
Paul Cezanne born Jan 19, 1839 (NS) in Aix-en-Provence France at 1:00 am LMT (Rodden rating AA, from BC); ASC 2Sco46, Mc 10Leo13; 3rd house Sun 28Cap19, 4th house Moon 12Pis56 (conj 5th cusp of Creativity); Hour Jupiter 18Lib23 in 12th house, conjunct Pallas and Juno; the Art planets, Venus and Neptune, conjoin in Aquarius, and Moon conjoins Uranus 10Pis04, planet of newness, the future, and originality.
Friday is good for viewing artwork, don’t you agree? Chilaxing, I think. Here’s Moon Bush Attracts Fairy!even though I know that you already know that they do. Who can forget?
This drawing is a sample of the sort of illustrations I perpetrate quite often and upload freely to Secret Moon Art in the Botanical, Children’s, Fairy, Moon, Cosmic, and other categories, and which are suitable for all ages. Also, I design merchandise for my Art Shop @ Zazzle as well, so mosey by 24/7 for a peek as you wish.
All Art (when not Paper Collage or Pen): Prismacolor Oil and Rexel Derwent Watercolour pencils on black paper by Jude Cowell 2011; Atlanta, Georgia area, and too close for comfort to the Georgia Guidestones.
It’s Snow Across America!
If you haven’t yet viewed NASA’s satellite photos of a snowed-in America click to marvel!
Apparently here in Georgia we may be getting a few more snowflakes mixed with the rain we’re experiencing today but so far, no flake has fallen to my knowledge. But there is this…
Image: drawing, Snowy Path (here, in color) from my Secret Moon Art collection of Botanical, Children’s, Fairy, Cosmic, and Moon illustrations.
Many of my drawings may be found decorating merchandise in the Jude Cowell Art Shop for your 24/7 art browsing pleasure!
For you, it’s Womany Jungle, a fanciful figure study by your blogger of the moment, Jude Cowell, creator and curator of Cosmic Persona Designs (featuring Chiffonery Art and Boudoir Blossoms Art for 17+ers) and owner of the Jude Cowell Art Shop at Zazzle where you never know what might turn up for your consideration (including my sexy-fun Cosmic Lilith Art Calendar 2011!)