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‘in counsel’: (The Goddess Athena and her Owl contemplating the fate of man )

small detail of my 8′ x 4′ acrylic painting on reclaimed wood

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so many stories

she absorbs with compassion

lucky, lucky us!


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All artwork, haiku, etc. (unless otherwise noted) are by/© Katy Boyer & Blissbait Art.  All rights reserved.

35 thoughts on “‘in counsel’: (The Goddess Athena and her Owl contemplating the fate of man )”

    1. Wow! And Thank You!!! Gosh. She truly painted herself. It was bizarre and quite an experience. I had envisioned her sitting at a small cafe on the street in Paris with her owl sitting across the table. They were going to be sipping wine and laughing. Not so much. This is what came out! I went along for the ride. You are so kind and Your comment makes me smile because I am absolutely crazy about Your art!!! Cheers! 🙂

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    1. WOW! Thank You SOOOO Much! Gosh. Such kindness. I am so happy You like her. She was very fun to journey with and her expression surprised me. At first I thought she’d be laughing….then I thought she was going to be stern….the almost crying smile just came….I think from her. Cowrazy. Cheers!!! 🙂

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    1. Hey! Thank You, Eduardo!!! Yeah…me too….You know, I’ve no idea. I always think of her being not certain whether to laugh or cry. I painted her about 4 years ago….and as the years pass, it does seem more like a sweet tearing up. I like the shoes too! It’s funny. When the idea to paint Athena and her owl came to me, he was always wearing those shoes. I haven’t a clue why. 😄

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    1. GOSH! THANK YOU!!! Thank You for taking so much time looking at my work!!! It means a lot and I’m smiling so big right now! She’s one of my favorites. The painting is HUGE, so that’s just a section. That one did take me over a year. I’d go through mad, joyful frenzies spending hours a day with her, then have to walk away for a bit. Over and over. She was powerful and fun to hang out with. 😊 Cheers!!! 🙂

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        1. Oh, gosh. You’re so kind. You know, I don’t think I’ve painted anything yet that I’d consider my masterpiece. I’ve never thought of them in those terms. And part of that year was time spent needing space from her! 😅Although a good many weeks/months went into painting, for sure.


    1. Thank You, Krishna! Indeed. She symbolizes outrageous compassion for me. She was amazing to paint! Very bossy and interesting….my mind had an image I set out to paint but I kept finding my hands/heart creating a different painting altogether….so I just went along for the ride! 😊❤️☀️

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