Dragons dream Tag it On challenge this week has an interesting challenge to create a tag with the theme Earth Goddess. I knew which stamp I wanted to use and how I wanted it to feel but thought I'd do a bit of research to inform my design and of course an earth goddess is a goddess of fertility and vegetation. The greek earth goddess Gaia is said to have given birth to most of the other greek Gods and was therefore considered the mother of all gods and there are earth goddesses in many other cultures including Norse, Celtic, Hindu, Maori, American Indian and South American cutures to name but a few. In all of them however the earth goddess is considered to represent mother earth and the fertility, healing and nurture that is associated with the 'earth mother'
Ok lecture over! I thought it was interesting and reading all this kept me pleasantly employed for a while before the greater pleasure of creating my 'earth goddess' So here she is
I've put a little symbolism in there too, the circle and the sun symbol on the ribbon are said to represent the earth goddess and fertility, whilst the stones are healing crystals which are believed to promote health, fertility, peace, etc.
So, hope you've not been too bored and you like my tag, I've really enjoyed making it!