Lori inspired me to make a little journal and use it as a place to collect some of the ideas that occur to me while doing this project.
I’m not sure if I should post this stuff under the Artwork category as it’s more like the stuff I make before I make art – my version of working drawings.
I started out with high aspirations on the title page but quickly reverted to my usual messy collage pages where I work through ideas. I do like this page though –
I got the idea from the book ‘The Goddess’ by Shahrukh Husain where the reason there are so few images of Hestia is explained by describing her as fire incarnate and therefore formless.
In the same book I read that Vesta (Hestia’s Roman incarnation) received the first sacrifices of the season. Her priestesses were the vestal virgins who tended the sacred fire. This fire was cermoniously doused each year on March 1. That’s my birthday! Does that me I’m putting water on the flames in this Hestia’s Hearth project. I hope not. Let me know if I am.