Thursday, October 22, 2020

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[Ink and Brush on white drawing paper, my paper always appear grey though its white,  photo done with my cellphone]






Green Orange and Black




a bright moon shines -
 douens heel towards the kapok
there to dance
© gillena cox 2020

NOTE
Douens in Trinidad and Tobago folklore, are the souls of children who have died before  they were baptised. These souls have feet turned backward. And are known to gather and dance beneath The Silk Cotton (Kapok) trees 



Its Day 30 of 100 days of Christmas here in T&T at FM Sweet 100 radio station

ENJOY THE MUSIC: Parang in Lopinot; Trinidad



REVISIT
22October 2017
22October 2015
22October 2013



Rain's Garden
Thursday Art Date: Urban Legends 




29 comments:

Jyoti said...

I love your art! You are a very talented artist. Wonderful Post! Greetings of the day!
Fineartandyou

Bleubeard and Elizabeth said...

Oh Gillena, what a sad story, but a great, great urban legend. You drew it beautifully, too. That was incredible, and a story I had never heard before.

Gillena Cox said...

Thank you for your appreciation Jyoti

Much❤love

Gillena Cox said...

Thank you for your appreciation Elizabeth

Much❤love

Rain said...

That's a nice drawing Gillena and a great urban legend - I'd never heard of that before!

Gillena Cox said...

Thank you for your appreciation Rain

Much❤love

Christine said...

Thanks for sharing about these poor Douens!

Valerie-Jael said...

Lovely Art but sad about the Douens. Have a great day, hugs Valerie

Dawn said...

What a sad thing, spirits with backward feet?!
You made some interesting art and collages here.
Dawn aka Spatulas On Parade

Elkes Lebensglück said...

That is well drawn to the rains theme!
Have a good day and take care of yourself, hugs Elke

Sim said...

Love it
Much❤love

DVArtist said...

Ohhhhhhh I love this post. A true urban legend for sure.

Gillena Cox said...

Thank you for your appreciation Christine

Much❤love

Gillena Cox said...

Thank you for your appreciation Valerie

Much❤love

Gillena Cox said...

Thank you for your appreciation Dawn

Much❤love

Gillena Cox said...

Thank you for your appreciation Elke

Much❤love

Gillena Cox said...

Thank you for your appreciation Sim

Much❤love

Gillena Cox said...

Thank you for your appreciation Nicole

Much❤love

Kokopelli said...

Thanks for sharing the story of the Douens with us. Happy PPF! I have the same problem with my paper appearing grey, when I take the photo with my cellphone. Especially the lighting isn't very good.

Taluula said...

Lovely work, my friend.

Gillena Cox said...

Thank you for your appreciation Kokopelli

Much❤love

Gillena Cox said...

Happy you dropped by Taluula

Much❤love

Andrea @ From The Sol said...

Your art is beautiful, but your legend is sad. Children don't die before they are baptized on purpose and yet they are sent to a place away from all others and their feet turned backwards. :( So when they walk, do they have to walk backwards? On the upside, your music was so "happy" and loved how everyone enjoyed participating. Your artwork is always a pleasure to observe, Gillena. A lovely post as usual.

Andrea @ From the Sol

Betty said...

how sad - i wonder if that's where the Vietnamese Cong got the idea of shoes that print backward footprints to fool the Americans!

Gillena Cox said...

Thank you for your appreciation Andrea

Gillena Cox said...

Hmmm??
Thank you for your appreciation Betty

Much❤love

Gillena Cox said...

Much❤love

NatureFootstep said...

poor children :(

Gillena Cox said...

Thank you for your appreciation Monica

Much❤love