Thursday, March 3, 2011

Fantasy & Mythology

For most of us, Fantasy and Mythology have intrigued us since our youngest days. Before ever entering a classroom we were taught to believe in fantasy figures like, Santa Claus, the Easter Bunny, the Tooth Fairy, the Sandman…which were most likely the fodder for our imagined fantasy figures…like the Boogey Man or more sweetly a guardian angel.

When we were admitted to school we were introduced to literary works that familiarized us with even more fantasy figures, fairies were frequent figures in works by Shakespeare and let’s not forget everyone’s favorite fairy from Peter Pan…Tinkerbell. There was literature that painted visions of fire breathing dragons being slain by knights in shining armor.

We then advanced to learning about the gods & goddesses that possessed incredible unearthly powers in the mythology of various cultures. Some of these appeared as normal men and women, while others were a combination of human and beast.
Many of us continue to be intrigued by the mystical worlds shown to us through myths and fantasies and we seek to find some glimmer of truth in all the legends and lore. The images that these myths and fantasies have had us conjure up are broad and diverse…I bring you some of these in the form of jewelry created by members of the Starving Artists Team.

















Featuring artisan handmade creations by the Starving Artists Team.  The SATeam members create handcrafted jewelry and beads. More information about our team and its current shop owner members can be found at SATEAM.etsy.com and here on ArtFire.

10 comments:

Cat said...

What a great post, Angela! It's true, I have been a mythology fan since I was a child.
My Medusa is honored to be included with all those beauties.

DawninCal said...

Love this series of mythic figures by the SAteam!

Mythology has fascinated me as far back as I can remember.

BeadSire said...

I love mythology and your selections showcase the wonderful talents of this team

galadryl said...

Great theme. Love Cat's Medusa.

mcstoneworks said...

Fabulous fantasy collection.

Islandgirl said...

Interesting post! Love your selections! Thanks for including my Goddess!

Koolbraider said...

I, too, have always been fascinated with mythology. That Medusa looks scary!

Bonnie said...

Great post Angela. Mythological creatures are such a source of inspiration.
Thanks for including my necklace as an example.

Nicole Valentine-Rimmer said...

That unicorn is cool!! Thanks for including my Tinkerbelle penny!

Jeanne said...

I've always loved the mythological and magical tales from childhood. Great selections, Angela!