Friday, 11 April 2014

All Hail the Bee Goddess!


Isn't this a wonderful portrait of She who must surely be the Bee Goddess? Look at her gorgeous headdress, bee earrings and honeycomb dress! Now She graces the sidebar of my blog with Her sweetness.

I don't know the identity of the inventive artist who created this work but I found it posted over at Calvin's Canadian Cave of Cool last week.

Blessed bee!

LATE-BREAKING UPDATE: Many thanks to Diane at Always Crave Cute for discovering that the artist is Lea Bradovich, an American artist from Santa Fe, NM. Lea states on her website that:

My magical realist portraits depict a playful engagement with nature in her guise as the eternal feminine. Allegorical figures wear honeycomb garb, butterfly crowns, and caterpillar necklaces. Last summer's leaves are raiment for their decorative pleasure, metaphoric compost for the eye. Mythopoetic headgear is often entomological, hats display life cycles, food sources and sometimes predators as well.

Please check out Lea's website (click here) to see more of her fabulous works of art!

36 comments:

heartinhand said...

That puts the term "bee in her bonnet" in a whole 'nother category, doesn't it?!
A hat like that would surely create a buzz.
Tip your waitress, try the chicken.

Sunnybrook Farm said...

I hope she was treated for mites and wax moths.

Sarah said...

Blessed Bee, indeed. Gorgeous!

Elsie Amata said...

She fits in perfect on your sidebar with your other beetiful friends.

mxtodis123 said...

Awesome painting.
Mary

jaz@octoberfarm said...

how very cool! i like her leaf necklace. she is perfect for you!

Jeanne said...

OMG! That is the coolest! Very imaginative! Blessed Bee indeed!

DEZMOND said...

I saw her yesterday in the sidebar and was like - who is this Royal beauty?

Anne O'Leary said...

She's gorgeous and could rule over my gardens any time.

Linda Wildenstein said...

This Bee Goddess is absolutely beautiful. And perfect for your blog. Oma Linda

Laurie M said...

that is an amazing work of art!

Leeanna said...

Ah yes. Bee all you can Bee. She is a Beeutiful Goddess, to Bee sure.

mistress maddie said...

Oh I love that!!!!! That would make one hell of a stunning ensemble for a drag number!!!!!!! I'm also wonder about the lady holding the bee in your sidebar. What is that about?

Magaly Guerrero said...

I'm enchanted by her earrings, her dress and the serious, whimsical expression in her eyes.

Debra She Who Seeks said...

Hi Mistress Maddie -- Unfortunately I don't know the back story of the lady holding a bee but I have always assumed that the bee is her beloved pet. I just like the image and find it oddly touching.

Adam said...

Queen Bee?

JACKIESUE said...

makes me think of Aunt Bea..Bee..

Plowing Through Life (Martha) said...

Very cool! Bee Goddess...I like that :)

Willow said...

Bee musing and bee~ utiful !
Gave me a heady buzz .

Professor Chaos said...

If I wasn't deathly allergic to bee stings, I'd join her religion!

Jim said...

Now she is the Queen Bee!

Rawknrobyn.blogspot.com said...

From a distance, I would've have caught on to all the buzz. =)It's very clever, though. You and Cal are always good for clever.

Have a nice weekend, Debra.

xoRobyn

Mary said...

She is indeed magnificent!

Francie M said...

Indeed! And do we ever need her right now!!. Sending a prayer to the Bee Goddess!

klahanie said...

Hi Debra,

How's it goin', eh? I know, its been ages since I graced your site with one of my um, highly collectable comments. Sorry about that.

Almost looks like a Queen Bee. Yep, got a buzz out of this posting.

Have a good weekend.

Gary

Magic Love Crow said...

She is a beautiful Queen Goddess!

Magic Love Crow said...

Sorry, meant to say, Queen Bee Goddess ;o)

Riot Kitty said...

That is very, very cool. As you know my family's mascot is the bee!

Lisa B said...

Truly stunning.
I have a NEW blog !!!
You can find it via the old one.
I really love this artwork. Hope you are both well xx

CraveCute said...

She is a gorgeous Queen Bee!

CraveCute said...

Hi again... I found the artist and here is a link to the image plus many more cool works of art.
http://www.leabradovich.com/gallery_2_3.htm

Abby said...

Sweet!! (couldn't resist)
Really, it's very creative.

Cheryl said...

I think the bee goddess is very pretty and looks great in your sidebar. Love the bee head gear.

Kay G. said...

That is an incredible piece of art, I don't blame you for having it on the side of your blog and good for the blogger who was able to find the artist!

The Happy Whisk said...

I wonder why she doesn't smile?

Willym said...

Beautiful painting - a Renaissance feel with a dash of Freida... but totally original ... love it...