Tuesday, December 6, 2011

watercolors, gouache, colored pencils and matte gel medium on old paper

this hexagon is one of the many things that have come from my exploration of hexagons/honeycomb, which started here. at the time i had no idea that synchronicity would present me with so many opportunities to learn more about them! one of the latest things i read is that some scientists feel that it's the frequency (i.e. resonance) of the hexagonal shape that calls bees back to the hive - it's what they hone in on. i don't seek these things out - they just pop up out of (seemingly) nowhere! before this all started i'd never thought about the fact that there is a star tetrahedron inside a hexagon...

in case you're wondering what i'm using for a template for these cards, it's a card from the rumi tarot deck. it's about 2 3/4" x 4 1/2". the artwork is by nigel jackson, and there are a lot of great images in the deck.

XO

19 comments:

  1. I am currently reading a very interesting book called THe HIve by Bee Wilson all about bees. It is very interesting. x te

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  2. love your hexagon..... hope all is well with you! xo Sandy

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  3. loving your little deck of collages that are shaping up. Now you will have to give each one a wise saying!

    Oo, a Rumi Tarot deck, I like the sound of that.

    I saw a great movie a while back called "Queen of the Sun". It's about bees and biodynamic gardening and bee sanctuaries. Oops another thing just fell in your lap!

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  4. i always have something to muse on after i visit your blog.

    thank you for being a true inspiration.

    xxa

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  5. So beautiful...the hexagon has a voice of its own. Peace, Mary Helen

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  6. Each card you create is different and wonderful. How many cards in your deck?

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  7. I love your hexagon within the star...a beautiful deck of tarot cards and that is a wonderful saying (another that I will write in my journal).

    Jacky xox

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  8. the things you learn... amazes me... our bees are so very savy... are you collaging on the cards or recreating the same shape.... oxoxox

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  9. My favourite patchwork shape is the hexagon. After trying other shapes, I come back to it time and again. I think it's because it's similar to a circle, to me it is anyway!
    That tarot is lovely, lots to inspire!
    Jess xx

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  10. The hive....We are Borg, resistance is futile.
    And who can resist your lovely work?
    xxoo

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  11. I love the wonderful discoveries that are coming to you. Love that a been finds his way home by the frequency of a shape! Lovely card.

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  12. Hi Lynne this one leads me in many directions , a very thought provoking work...

    hugs bev

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  13. Oh boy do I love what you do! The Rumi Tarot cards are lovely. ox

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  14. Zoomed in as I needed a Lynne Hoppe 'Fix'... arrgh You never fail to disappoint :-)....
    Thank You...

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  15. Hi Lynne,
    hopefully this comment will reach you (I lost two I guess). I like your "new" works a lot, special this one and the lost one with the flower. It's always energizing to look at your Blog. And the Rumi Tarot - I know some Tarots - but not this one - very interesing - I will have a further look. Thanks.

    Hope your are fine

    with many greetings
    Nicole

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  16. Dear Lynnie, I am fascinated with your new work, the collaged elements that are appearing and reading about your mind wanderings. Happy December...
    roxanne

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  17. It's weird how these things happen... my husband is going to start keeping bees this spring, and it seems everywhere I look are honeycombs, hexagons, and bee-stuff. The resonance thing sounds very interesting, but I don't really understand it.

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