Hello Sisters – and friends!
I was very excited to get my claws on the Sketchbook – and people’s contributions exceeded my expectations. It really is a thing of beauty, in its diversity and joyful mood.
I had already thought about what I would draw, of course, but didn’t finalize anything until I could see it ‘live’. Then it all came together. I wanted to do something with a connection to Greek history, with a slight feminist slant and a dash of humor! I hope I succeeded, but I will let you be the judges of that.
Athena, having produced an olive tree by striking the Acropolis rock with her spear, lords it over Poseidon, who has only managed a salty fountain with his trident. The people have voted, and the city will be called Athina (Athens). Poseidon, although seated on a magnificent throne, looks a little put out by being trumped by a woman, albeit a goddess.
(You can read more on my blog, here)
I have thoroughly enjoyed the whole process, one to be repeated, I hope.