Saturday, April 11, 2009

Will the real Venus please stand up?

This month's theme over at the Art Bead Scene is the
Birth of Venus. It's a beautiful beautiful painting by
Sandro Botticelli, c. 1482–1486. Since I don't have
my entry quite done yet I thought I would treat you to
something I've been saving for just the right time, when I
don't seem to have much going on.
There's an earlier version of the Venus,
The Venus ( or woman)of Willendorf:
She was created between 24,000 BCE – 22,000 BCE.
If you want to read a little more about her go to
Wickipedia. Because the other Venus I have to show
you is the one created by me in a lamp work class at
the Bead and Button show a long time ago.
After you look at this you'll understand why flame
and sculptural glass are not the thing for me to do!

Venus of Willendorf (above)
I present to you my version of the Venus:

Profile. Isn't she a hoot? Those aren't eyes on top
of her head. Somehow her lips ate her eyes... No
comments are necessary, I'll wrap her back up
and put her away. Tomorrow I'll show my entry for
the Art Bead Scene...its much prettier!


  1. I so glad you shared your Venus. She is just as beautiful as I remember. That was a fun time at the Bead & Button Show that year.

  2. Well, this post must be meant for me. I just went out for a huge Mexican dinner and am seriously feeling like the bottom photo!

  3. Oh Rosanne, I just fell off my chair laughing! Too funny! :)

  4. I'm glad you all liked my girl.
    I pull her out when I want a good laugh. My boobs should be that perky!