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Saturday, 23 October 2010

HUGINN and MUNINN

Huginn and Muninn, Every day
They fly over Earthground.
I fear for Huginn,
that he may never return.
But even more I fear
for the loss of Muninn.
Huginn and Muninn were a pair of ravens belonging to the Norse god Odin. Huginn was thought and Muninn was memory. They'd leave at dawn and return at dusk and perch on Odins shoulders and whisper their news to him.


Isn't it amazing the things you learn just cos you were looking for a raven quote to use on a journal page?! I like old myths and legends so when I found this old Norse stuff about ravens I knew I had what I needed.

 These raven images are something I never thought I would use.......they are digital images! They are sold as "digital stamps" but that doesn't sit easily with me; for me a stamp is something you put ink on and stamp onto paper, so I prefer to call them digital images! I know some will think I am splitting hairs or being anal but it's the way I feel!

EDIT: it seems that lots of you agree with me on the images v stamps thing but please read the comment left by the artist of the images on this post.......................I can understand her point of view completely :)

There are lots of digital images out there and I had seen these around a few places, they caught my eye cos of their quirky-ness.....I like a bit of quirky.....so I gave in and bought them.....I say "them" cos I bought several others apart from this raven, the others will no doubt appear later in the week.
I bought them from THE OCTOPODE FACTORY ETSY SHOP.



25 comments:

mustavcoffee said...

WoW, I love the colour combinations and you never fail to catch the imagination, it's really great work. Have a wonderful weekend, hopefully no more of the white stuff:0)xx

Cheryl said...

oh wow hun love the color on this,your work is just brilliant,love it hugs cheryl xxx

Helen said...

You always learn something over here!! I love this - and I so agree with you about digital "images" not stamps!

Effie said...

Fantastic.... never been into digi but I'm off to look! Love what you've done with them.

Carol Q said...

Yep, I have the digi problem too but I can see why these are up your street Sue. They're great fun.

Athena said...

Absolutely fantastic. I know a couple of raven fads, who would really love these pages.

I'm familiar with Huginn and Muninn,and I'm already loosing touch with Munnin ;)

The Octopode Factory said...

wow Sue this is fantastic i love these journal pages.

i agree with your about images and stamps but hey you've got to tag the images with something that will pull the people in! lol

can't wait to see what you make with the other images!

Lynne Phelps said...

This is fabulous. Love your interpretation of the myth and man do those Octopode birds really make a statement! Love the colors, and the words are great, we are the sum of our memories, and that is the real emotional crime committed by Alzheimer's you know - as the memories are stolen the person we know disappears bit by bit too.

Whoa, didn't mean to be depressing but the journal page really evoked a response, so I guess it is actually quite successful as a piece of art, wouldn't you say?

Anyhow, it's brilliant!

Lynne Phelps said...

Oh yeah - I agree about digital stamps, so I just call them digis.
:-)

olive said...

so glad you gave in and got the ravens.. its a wonderfully quirky page Sue, loving it.... see what you can learn when looking for something...marvellous. I thought you had done a page bout Noggin the Nog!!! (do you remember that cartoon?).... Ciao

Carol Ann said...

I really really like these the colours used are fabulous. I agree they are digital images not stamps. Looking forward to seeing what else you create with your new digital images! xx

Craft Addicts - Tracy Evans said...

Love love these images Sue, they make me smile. Great vibrant colours too. Never looked at digi images but when I get chance I'll take a look. Tracy x x

johanna said...

wonderful spread again! i always thought to dig deeper into the germanic mythology, but time is so short...
i love that raven image and what you did with it! (and i can´t use the word stamp for digi images, too...)

Hels Sheridan said...

FAB pages Sue... loving those images.. yep, i am with you about the whole stamp thing... a stamp to me is something that you physically have to ink up to get the image... whereas digital images are printed... however, there are so many fab digi-images out there, that sometimes I wish they were proper stamps... just saying, incase any of the fab digi artists read this :O)) x

DonnaMundinger said...

I adore this and have bought quite a few Octopode "stamps" myself. Digi's are great for me because I sort of stink at stamping but I'm getting better with practice. I sure have storage issues though. LOL Anyway FAB journal pages. The Memory part struck a chord with me too. My Grandma, Aunt and Daddy died of Alzheimers. Very cruel and am scared I'm doomed. xxD

Sandy said...

Yeah this rock.
What a brilliant new page with the great digi stamps from Lily.
Your work is very inspiring. Love them.

Sid said...

Fab pages and I don't mind a bit of digital myself !

Nigel said...

Fantastic pages, and I love those images - they may just have to find their way into the Raven journals that are doing the rounds :)

Audrey said...

Gorgeous, love your work!!

Sam said...

Fantastic journal page. Love the digital 'stamps' never thought to use these before. Great colours as well x

Hermine said...

FANTASTIC!!!!!!!!!!

Sam said...

I absolutely love all your work Sue, and thank you for commenting on my Alice mini album, you actually were the inspiration behind this little book, I am a very frequent visitor to the Stamp Attic and I fell in love with your Alice book, which got my juices going and all because of you, I left for home with a lovely bundle of graphic 45 Alice papers,and four days later the mini album was born, so thank you very very very much x

Brigitte aka Scrappassie said...

Looooove your work !! And digital stamp is correct when working with Photoshop, you can use these images as 'stamps', guess that's why they call this digital stamps.... A real digital stamp is a png file with only the black lines, no white ;-) Anyway, in my humble opinion that is LOL But whatever you would call these, they are absolutely gorgeous and you've used them well !

Gaby Bee said...

Absolutely stunning! Love the color combo!

Creepy Glowbugg said...

I am a newbie here, but I am a huge fan of Lily's art and just purchased some images from her Etsy site myself. I really admire your artistic style and love your use of the images with those awesome colors! Gorgeous work.