“Art is literacy of the heart” Elliot Eisner / “Arte não é pureza; é purificação, não é liberdade; é libertação.” Clarice Lispector

segunda-feira, 29 de dezembro de 2014


On New Year’s Eve here in Brazil, we dress in white or blue to greet the New Year and throw (white) flowers and other offerings into the sea for Iemanjá – our ancient mother,  our Goddesss  of the sea, hoping  she will grant us our requests for the coming year. Some send their gifts to Iemanjá in small wooden boats. Iemanjá  is  portrayed as a woman rising out of the sea. Small offerings of fruit and floating candles are left in the sea for her too.

Here is a statue of Iemanjá where I live:


Hope Iemanjá protects and guides you in 2015.

Happy New Year!


Poetic Postcards
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9 comentários:

  1. Feliz 2015, Karla! De minha parte, se for melhor que 2014 já estarei bem grata!

  2. Looks like fun. Nice to see how you celebrate in Brazil
    Nice artwork
    Thanks for participating in my Happy New Year hallenge

  3. Wonderful, wonderful photos and beautiful collage. Thank you for sharing with us.
    Wish you and yours a happy new year, dear Karla.

  4. I like your modern collage. The arrangement is really well done. Happy new year for you and your family!

  5. Lovely post and beautiful tradition ~ love it!

  6. Beautiful art, and thank you so much for sharing your Brazilian traditions of the New Year. It was all very interesting to me. I hope 2015 brings you all good things, Karla!

  7. Thank you for your good wishes Karla! And thank you for sharing some of your traditions and culture- I love to learn about others! Happy New Year with all good things for you and your family,my friend! xoxo

  8. Thanks for sharing all Karla. Your the Best of the Best. Your talent is words are only part of what you bring forth. Sending my love and happiness and good health for 2015. Glad you have been enjoying the roses of life. That is what it is all about. Lovely family. Thanks for your pictures. A delight.


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