Friday, October 18, 2013

The Journey to Hades

I found a piece of driftwood that reminded me of a dead man on his journey to Hades.In Greek mythology, Hades the god of the underworld, was a son of the Titans Cronus and Rhea. Hades ruled the dead, assisted by others over whom he had complete authority. He strictly forbade his subjects to leave his domain and would become quite enraged when anyone tried to leave, or if someone tried to steal the souls from his realm. His wrath was equally terrible for anyone who tried to cheat death.In ancient Greece it was customary to place a coin in or on the mouth of the dead since the dead were required to pay a fare to Charon, the ferryman of Hades.

There are five rivers that separate Hades from the world of the living, they are:
  • Acheron - the river of woe
  • Cocytus - the river of lamentation
  • Phlegethon - the river of fire
  • Lethe - the river of forgetfulness
  • Styx - the river of hate

Styx is the most well known river that flows through Hades.


Tuesday, October 8, 2013


I felted a crackle bowl with white firestar flash roving, experimented with plaster, glitter, driftwood and merino wool to create my idea of a moon flower. The bowl has a led light which changes colors so it's very interesting in the evening. I tried to capture the color changes with my digital camera but the song remains the same- my photography skills stink!! It's much better to see these color changes live in action!!