The Weekend ~ 12/30/11

…and a Happy New Year!

We have come the the end of 2011 and are heading head first into 2012. For most, this is a time of reflection looking back over the year past and goal setting for the future year to come.

Years ago I stopped making New Year’s resolutions. Deciding instead to live my life everyday striving towards my goals. To assess where I am at in my life daily and determine whether or not I am heading where I want to go. If not then to adjust my sails. This became my daily routine not just once every year.

So to all you resolution setters whether daily or yearly I hope your goals come to fruition in 2012. And for all of us I hope for a New Year full of change. See you in 2012!

 

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Taurus Tango

A while back I shared my fashion illustration Taurus Tango. Completely dissatisfied, I sought to correct the problem.  My image was too cartoonish. Lacked that je ne sais quoi.

So what was it about the Tango I wanted to capture? The passion, the movement, but most importantly the tension that interplays the two figures. So with this new focus and some Tango Illustrations as inspiration I began to redraw Taurus Tango.

Fashion Illustrations by Barbier

Tango, by René Gruau French , 1909-2004

This is what evolved. My new Taurus Tango.

Evoking the the legend of Ariadne & the Minotaur. (The short version is a young woman falls in love and betrays her half brother (Minotaur) by helping her lover kill him. She then is abandoned by her lover and ends up married to Dionysus. Yikes!) I may have to add the spindel of thread and a dagger at some point to bring the picture full circle. But for now I am satisfied. You can read the Jungian Perspective of the legend here.

Images: (1) & (2)Recollections of a vagabond  (3) All me DCT