July 2, 2014

Hamsa Hand

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Here is a very quick whimsey drawing of a Hamsa. 

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Broke away from my “color inside the lines” tendency on the bottom here and started to color first then outline.  Makes for a more intricate design albeit not so symmetrical.

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Didn’t know about Hamsa’s until recently.  Had to look it up and here is what I found.

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The hamsa is a popular apotropaic (intended to ward off evil) talisman for magical protection against the evil eye, and is one of the most popular amulets for good luck and prosperity…..Interesting….who knew?

3 comments:

Anne Gratton said...

Wonderful colors in this piece! I also like the idea of using color swatches to help you decide on what colors to use! Are the from the paint store? How do you store all those?

Victoria Gwen said...

You definitely are the Queen of Colour!

Gwen (in Victoria, BC)

Eden said...

Thanks Anne and Gwen!! Yes, from the store....storing currently in a ziplock!! But if I could figure out a more visually pleasing way, I'd do it!!

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