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Monday, May 31, 2010

Second Saint Icon Finished


My second Saint Icon piece in my elemental series is now finished.  I thought I'd put the humble beginning photo back up to remind you how it started. 


Here is the finished piece.  She is "Saint Celestia Sky Elemental #1"  She is the divine being who has an inside scoop into your astrological nature.  Her planetary goings on are quite legendary.You can appeal to her star signs for help in navigating the universe of energies that guide us.

This is another mixed media 3D collage piece.  I am having such fun with them.  I find a bit of tongue and cheek as well as seriousness in their creation.

In addition to making art, I am working on an updated version of my healing doll class I had taught in the early part of the 2000's.  I am merging it with my Alchemy of Doll making class to offer a more comprehensive experience.  It has been very rewarding to revisit some of the techniques and ideas I presented back then.  But, I have learned so much over the past ten years that I want to incorporate those into a more updated version.  Part of this was spurred on by my impending medical issues.  In case you haven't heard, I am having surgery.  I was diagnosed with prostate cancer and am having the prostate removed in a few weeks.  So, as a result of lots of reflection and soul searching, I have decided to help others in their healing journeys too.  I am trying to decide how to offer the class.  There is a great advantage to creating a blog like environment for those taking the class to interact in.  The other option is to offer it through another service.  But, I like the idea of controlling it myself.  So, for those of you interested stay tuned for the official announcement.  Now that I have stated my intention here, I must follow through right?  Have a great week everyone.

10 comments:

Pattee said...

Oh Cody I didn't know you were to have surgery! My thoughts and blessing will be with you....

I love your new ideas ~ the Saint of Celestia Sky Elemental #1 is brilliant!

I have a ning that I teach my classes on but in July the ning people are taking away the free sites... so it will be $20 a month...http://www.odd-dolls-fun.ning.com

Maybe you could do a yahoo group to teach... I'm sure you'll get many ideas on this...

I'd love to take a class by you!!!

I'll sign up!
: ) Pattee

MarZel said...

Great Art...I love the color and whimsy. Wow... Way to step out there Cody with offering a class!!! I cannot wait.

HUGS

tinypearl5758 said...

"Oh Cody", I will send up some prays for you. I wish you all the best for your upcoming operation. xxx

You should wonder over to Odd-dolls and see how Pattee did her classes.

The were very helpful to me. I will stay tuned for your classes also. Take care and good luck. xxx

Cody Goodin said...

Thanks Pattee, MarZel and Tinypearl I appreciate the feedback and good wishes. I am excited about this class. It was the very first one I taught over ten years ago. Now I can offer an updated version. Thanks again.

Joyce said...

Cody,
My thoughts go out to you. Wishing you a speedy recovery.
I would be extremely interested in the class. Keep me up to date. And Yes! now you have to follow through!
Joyce

Cody Goodin said...

Thank you Joyce. The universe said I would have to follow through. I'm already at 113 pages of info.

Karen Mallory said...

I love your finished piece!! Good thing you got the dark out as this one is really thoughtful and lovely!
Thinking of you and hoping all goes well with your surgery.
hugs Karen

Cody Goodin said...

Thanks Karen. I am in good spirits about it. Getting the dark out was very cleansing. I appreciate the feedback.

Cartoon Curmudgeon said...

Cody, you are an amazing guy. I'm sorry to hear about your health troubles, but I know that you are going to overcome them with style. I learned so much from you in such a short time, and not all of that had to do with art supplies :) I wanted to say thank you for that. Take care!

Cody Goodin said...

Thank you Cartoon Curmudgeon, I am honored and your words are so needed and well received.