Sunday, June 24, 2012

Oshun's Way

"Oshun, the Yoruban Goddess of love, delights in the creation of beauty and art, sensual delights and self-adornment. Her symbols are mirrors, jewelry, honey, golden silks and feather fans. Creativity in decorating home and temple is a way of honoring Oshun, who will bless any beautiful space created in Her honor. There is no object so common that Oshun will not appreciate more if it is made artistic and pleasing to the eye. Creativity in dress and self-adornment please her as well, and when Oshun is pleased, her blessings know no limits."

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Friday, February 17, 2012

Oxum's Blessings

Oranges, honey, and glitter from Osun altar installation by Marissa Arterberry

Fogo Na Roupa's Oxum dancers at Carnaval in San Francisco, California. Image via 

Floor view of Osun altar with additions by Kelly Shaw Willman and Jamala Johns

Centerpiece of Osun altar: gouache, watercolor, and ink with a  6 ft. ribbon and lace train  by Marissa Arterberry

Wednesday, February 15, 2012