Tuesday 27 January 2015

Don't forget the Prize!

Hello and welcome everyone. Thanks for popping by today. It's a quick post to remind you of my new blog challenge which is based on the signs of the zodiac. All the main details and linky can be found here

The first challenge is Aquarius. You can interpret it anyway you want. It's a mixed media challenge so get your creative heads on and, you could win prize from DecoArt. This month is Antiquing Cream x3 and some other craty bits from me as its our first challeng.

So what is the zodiac?

From a dictionary 

  1. 1

    a belt of the heavens within about 8° either side of the ecliptic, including all apparent positions
    of the sun, moon, and most familiar planets. It is divided into twelve equal divisions or signs (Aries, Taurus, Gemini, Cancer, Leo, Virgo, Libra, Scorpio, Sagittarius, Capricorn, Aquarius, Pisces).
And Wikipedia says
In both astrology and historical astronomy, the zodiac (Greek: ζῳδιακός, zōidiakos) is a circle of twelve 30° divisions of celestial longitude that are centered upon the ecliptic, the apparent path of the Sun across the celestial sphere over the course of the year. The paths of the Moon and visible planets also remain close to the ecliptic, within the belt of the zodiac, which extends 8-9° north or south of the ecliptic, as measured in celestial latitude. Because the divisions are regular, they do not correspond exactly to the twelve constellations after which they are named.

Historically, these twelve divisions are called signs. Essentially, the zodiac is a celestial coordinate system, or more specifically an ecliptic coordinate system, which takes the ecliptic as the origin of 
latitude, and the position of the Sun at vernal equinox as the origin of longitude.
Well does that explain it? Do you believe in the signs? are you like your sign? All you Aquarians out there check out what your signs says about you? And the rest of us who knows someone that is Aquarius are they like their sign? Let me know in the comments or better still, create a piece of art about what it all means to you.

Aquarius The Water Bearer

January 20 - February 18
Often simple and unassuming, the Aquarian goes about accomplishing goals in a quiet, often unorthodox ways. Although their methods may be unorthodox, the results for achievement are surprisingly effective. Aquarian's will take up any cause, and are humanitarians of the zodiac. They are honest, loyal and highly intelligent. They are also easy going and make natural friendships. If not 
kept in check, the Aquarian can be prone to sloth and laziness. However, they know this about themselves, and try their best to motivate themselves to action. They are also prone to philosophical thoughts, and are often quite artistic and poetic.

And to help those creative thoughts the lovely Mo also known as Massofhair kindly agreed to make something for today. I'd like to say a special thank you to Mo. She is always supportive and encouraging. She is extremely talented too, checkout all her creations here

This is Mo's fantastic creation

So come on play along!

See you all soon

Debs xxxx


1 comment

  1. REALLY enjoyed playing Debs, thank you for the mention. You are a fantastic ArTist and Crafter, you inspire a lot of people and i think your Challenge is awesome. Enjoyed your post tonight:-) xxx


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