Ive been working on this pastel artwork for a while now. This girl has been a little elusive most of the time, refusing to reveal her true nature. Her face has been changing expression from one day to the other. Because I was quite certain about this I decided to use pastel so I could change things quicker.
Now I only need to complete her hands and some details and she will travel with me to to New York.
I won't reveal her to you till next year.
According to tradition, #Venice formally came into existence at the stroke of noon on the 25th March, 421 A.D. But, it wasn't until around 450 A.D. that large numbers of people decided to settle permanently in the lagoon after the fall of the #roman#empire.
The arrival of Attila the Hun, and the devastation his forces caused on the mainland were enough to help the inhabitants finally realize that to try to continue to live on the mainland was no longer possible. In fact, many of the #refugees found their new lives in the lagoon more congenial than they had expected.
#Living in a #refuge that was both uneviable and inaccessible; where there enemies lacking both #ships and a #knowledge of sea could not follow; the #geographical isolation of these early Venetians enabled them to enjoy an indepedence from the successive upheavals by which #Italy was now being shaken.
Early Venetians lived like #sea#birds, their land secured only by osier and wattle. The one great wealth that the Venetians enjoyed was the fish and salt from the lagoon, which gave them the power to purchase those things that they did not possess.
For nearly 1400 years, the two or three miles of shallow water separating Venice from mainland Italy, had not only protected Venice from invaders but effectively isolated the Venetians from the Italian political life.
Untouched by the papalist and imperialist warfare, feudalism and territorial squabbles; they fixed there attention towards the East and the rich markets of the Levantine and Constantinople. And so began the great mercantile empire of the Venetian Republic.
A #city built from fear, was soon to be heralded as the most dazzlingly #beautiful city in the #world. While the Florentines were regarded as great thinkers, the Venetians should be regarded as great doer's. For they alone conquered the malaria-ridden swamps to build a city from nothing. #history#travel
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🌌⬛☧🕇♄♾️🏺⚗️🕋🇻🇦🤴🗝️📡 Greetings, Charles Xavier. I am Saturn. In so far as telepaths are concerned, I know that on your planet of origin, Earth, you are considered to be "penultimate," meaning, otherwise, the most exceptional that your planet has to offer. Well, Mr. Xavier, vis-a-vis a comparative chart of your psychical energy output juxtaposed against mine, I am afraid that you are but an ant pitted against a Titan, a Leviathan, whose energy output, refractive and or absorption capacities incomprehensibly and enigmatically pale yours. That being said, you may be able to shield and guard your mind against others, but not me, sir. That also being said, I know that you fear Jean Grey, and I know what you did to Matthew Malloy. You may cease and desist, or you won't exist, Mr. Xavier. You have been issued your first and last telepathic injunction. You see, I can read the neurons in your brain, the afferents and the efferents. Furthermore, that cellar in your mind, that dark sea of memories that you shield from other's telepathic intrusion? Well, I have been there, too. Our sins are greater as telepaths, Charles. Why? Because our reach is greater. I know your hypocrisy. 🛰️🗝️🤴🇻🇦🕋⚗️🏺♾️♄🕇☧⬛🌌
i’m back. i normally apologize for the lack of inactivity in times like this, but in this case i needed it. i’ve felt really uninspired by my own work for several weeks, and also felt as if i’ve had no significant progress in the last month. don’t mistake this as a plea for sympathy or affirmation, just letting everyone know what’s been going on. there are only so many days when art happens the way you feel that it’s supposed to.