torstai 27. elokuuta 2015

Juksakka



Hello blogging world!

I hope everyone are doing great.

I've had really bad luck this month. The surgery I was supposed to have in August was removed 'till later this year. 

It has been really frustrating because I'm moving to UK in September and now I need to fly back to Finland just to get into surgery. I still don't know when the surgery is going to be. I've been pretty depressed because of this (self-diagnosed) and I haven't felt like updating my blog or social media that much.

Time to take a grip. 

Here is my newest painting

Juksakka


"Juksakka"
(c) Niina Niskanen
Watercolor on acid free cold pressed watercolor paper

Juksakka is a Sami goddess. She has two sisters; Sarakka and Madderakka.

All three goddesses are related to childbirth and protecting children.
Juksakka is a goddess who watches over the development of the child from conception through early childhood.

Juksakka is also known as a "bow woman"
She is also goddess of hunting and wilderness.
She has similarities with the Greek goddess Artemis but do no mix the two because as a Sami goddess her existence and context are linked to Sami culture, northern nature and the folklore of Lapland. 

You can find postcards and prints made from this piece from my redbubble-store.¨

Submitted to Paint Party Friday

Thanks for stopping by
Niina




13 kommenttia:

  1. I'm all for protecting children. Your illustration is wonderful.

    VastaaPoista
  2. Vastaukset
    1. Thank you Clare happy ppf for you as well!

      Poista
  3. Sorry to hear about the delay in your surgery. It's a pain that you have to travel back for it but I hope it all goes well when the time comes. It's good that you've started painting again as creativity is very therapeutic and might help to lift your mood. This is wonderful - I love the surreal quality to it and I always love to hear about folklore from around the world,

    VastaaPoista
    Vastaukset
    1. Thank you so much Nic. Fingers crossed all goes well next time. My art muses are my guardian angels as well.

      Poista
  4. what a bummer to have a delay-especially when you are moving away. Your painting is beautiful and I hope that by taking the time to create you are finding it helps you through your down times. Happy PPF!

    VastaaPoista
    Vastaukset
    1. Thank you from your kind words Linda. Painting always cheers me up <3

      Poista
  5. Lovely goddess, I'm sure her creation picked up your spirits!
    Best wishes on all your journey holds for you!

    VastaaPoista
  6. Wonderful work. I like it a lot.

    VastaaPoista
  7. Beautiful! I love how original the face drawing is and the blue flowing hair. :-)

    VastaaPoista
    Vastaukset
    1. Thank you so much! I always try to bring up some personality to the characters I paint.

      Poista