We are kicking of day 3 of our supercharged collaboration with the very dynamic team of That's Crafty!. This entire week is devoted to showcasing how perfectly Relics & Artifacts pairs with the glorious inventory of That's Crafty!. As with most big events, we love a little bribery to get you to party with us because we never turn down a good time! How does a chance to win *3* sets of Relics & Artifacts® Matte Resin Craft Blanks of your choosing sound? Absolutely sinful, right? Keep reading to find out how to be entered!
In the meantime, we have Monica Downing's absolutely exquisite, exotic and everything exciting project here for you today.
I am really excited to share this project with you all! I finished this piece some time ago, and let me tell you. It's been like pins and needles just waiting to be able to share it. I'm telling you, absolutely excruciating! I may have even considered just doing shots to calm my impatience and just chill.
I had actually had this idea for a long time. When I received the clear acrylic uprights from That’s Crafty!, it was the PERFECT vehicle for what I wanted to do. It was like finally scratching that pesky itch that you just couldn't reach! Bring in Relics & Artifacts® Egg Shrine and it's like a full body massage!
Now, a little history lesson on Ganesha along with an intellectually stimulating diagram illustrating his illustrious symbolism (some deep stuff right here):
Ganesh, also spelled Ganesa or Ganesha, is the Lord of Good Fortune who grants prosperity, fortune, and success to his followers. He is considered the Lord of Beginnings, and the Remover of Obstacles, both materially and spiritually. He also places obstacles in the path of those who need to be put in check. (He's gangster like that.)
Because he is a jack of all trades (and clearly a master of all), Ganesh is widely respected by almost all levels of society in all parts of India, regardless of any other spiritual affiliations (Once again showing just boss he is!). His image is found everywhere, in many different forms, and he is prayed to before starting of any task.
He is considered to be a patron of the Arts, Sciences and Letters. Devotees believe that if Ganesha is worshiped, he grants success, prosperity, and promotes unity in diversity. Sounds like a cool dude to me!
The more you know, right? We all have learned something new today! Thank you so much for embarking on this lesson in history, culture, and spirituality. What an amazing project and lesson. Who knew what a remarkable place in such a deity held in Eastern society?
Now for the giveaway! If you've been following along each day, that's great! You are well on your way to being entered into the giveaway. All you need to do is be sure to visit the Muse each day this week and leave some love. It's that easy, and we like easy! Also be sure to hit up the That's Crafty! blog because they have a li'l something' somethin' up their sleeves too!
Today, Alison Hall inspires us on the That's Crafty! blog.
Relics & Artifacts® "Egg Shrine"
That’s Crafty! Clear Acrylic Upright-mixed pack of 3
That’s Crafty! Dinky Stencil – Fleur
Ice Resin Iced Enamels – Ivory
DecoArt Acrylic Paint
Large Metal Filigree Embellishment.
Large pink flower
"The Hindu God Ganesh: Who Is This Elephant Headed Deity Anyway?" Retrieved from http://www.kashgar.com.au/articles/ganesh.