Tuesday, March 14, 2017

Two for Tuesday...Ancient Egypt



Ancient Egypt's art and architecture have always had an immediate influence in my heart and in my soul. I cannot begin to tell you why...I just feel the magic from these ancient people reaching out to me at times.
I have many books on Ancient Egypt and documentaries. Anyone who knows me also knows that I will not fly. I do not travel by boat or plane. I am an armchair traveler and through my books and watching documentaries, I have been all over the world without leaving the comfort of my home.
Above is my interpretation of Ancient Egyptian Hieroglyphs. Of course my two paintings are not meant to be realistic by any means...they are just my art~


Ancient Egypt

ancient sands
that cover ancient lands
buried beneath time
under those who delve and climb

out of dense obscurity
excavated from within its security
for all the world to plainly see
life as it used to be~

-JFM

20 comments:

  1. These are fantastic Jan, authentic looking. These days I am leaning toward more armchair travelling.

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    1. Thank you Christine!
      That's what I've always been so why change now :}

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  2. OOOH! These are WONDERFUL, Jan!!!! As you know, Bastet is one of my favorite Egyptian figures!

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    1. Thank you Kim!!! Mine, too, as you can see :}

      Hugs

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  3. Ooh, I love these, Jan, and the words that accompany them.
    Did you ever, by chance, read Elizabeth Peters?

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    1. Thank you Sandra!!! No I don't ever remember reading Elizabeth Peters but now I am intrigued so I will be checking books written by her. I love any excuse to buy more books πŸ’•

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  4. I LOVE your magical Egyptian figures, I always especially love Bastet. Wonderful words. I visited Egypt some years back, and it was a great experience. BIG hugs, Valerie

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    1. Hi Valerie... thank you. Bastet is very popular among most women.
      How wonderful that you were able to visit this most magical place!!!

      Big Hugs πŸ’•

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  5. These are both incredible. Just like the ancient culture they portray.

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    1. Hi Martha... thank you!!!
      I so enjoyed painting them πŸ’•

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  6. Oh those are lovely! Egypt is fascinating. I tend to prefer armchair traveling as well...

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    1. Lisa I agree...Egypt is fascinating and very interesting to read about.
      Armchair Travel is my favorite way to see the world :)

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  7. Armchair travel can be so relaxing too!

    I like both of these Jan, and your words too.

    All the best Jan

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    1. Thank you Jan.
      There are a lot of us "armchair travelers" out there :)

      The Best to You Jan~

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  8. I too love the old Egyptian culture. I visited the country once and saw, among other thing, the temple of Hatsepsut. At that point the restoring of the temple was started but far from finished. Loved it!

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    1. I have tons of documentaries and books on ancient Egypt.
      I have a wonderful book on Hatchepsut by Joyce Tyldesley. Its title is Hatchepsut
      The Female Pharaoh
      She was of the New Kingdom Dynasties 18-20 along with two other greats, Tutankhamen and Ramesses II. What history!!! You are very fortunate to have seen a part of ancient history!!!

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  9. I was in Egypt, in the 1980's and loved it! Would I go now? Nope!! Love your paintings Jan!!! Big Hugs!

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    1. How wonderful for you dear friend!!! I don't blame anyone for not traveling now... so sad πŸŽ­πŸ’•

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  10. I forgot to say, one of my favourite moments was riding a camel! LOL!

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    1. Now that had to be fun πŸͺ🐫πŸͺ

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