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"Lady of January", 10x20 inches, watercolors and ink on illustration board with a hint of white gel pen and silver liquid leaf accents.
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See more of the "Ladies of the Months" series here.

The Lady of January bears the Carnation and Snowdrops and dons the stone of Garnet. The pink Carnation conveys undying love while the Snowdrop represents hope in sorrow. The Garnet will bring her serenity, passion, and balance.

The next Lady has arrived! The mythology of January's flowers and stones is particularly fascinating. The Snowdrop was known to Elizabethans as flowers of death, considering their propensity to burst forth from beneath the snow in churchyards.

In Korea, the carnations were used for divination. A young girl would place three carnations in her hair. If the top flower died first, the girl would know that the last years of her life will be difficult. If the middle flower died first, her youth will be difficult. If the bottom flower should die first, the girl knows that her whole life will be miserable.

The Garnet comes from the word Granatum, or grain, because of the uncut stone's resemblance to pomegranate seeds.  I had to resist making January more of a Persephone looking figure once I learned pomegranates were involved!:D

More of this series:
Ladies of the Months Series by AngelaSasser Ladies of the Months Mask Series by Angelic-Artisan

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primavistax Featured By Owner Sep 25, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
fantastic!^^:))
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AngelaSasser Featured By Owner Sep 26, 2015  Professional General Artist
Thank you!
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primavistax Featured By Owner Sep 26, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
^^;3 ;)))
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Kokorookaikasuru Featured By Owner Aug 11, 2014  Student General Artist
Can't wait until you get to September :)
I really wish I had the money to help kickstart this
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AngelaSasser Featured By Owner Aug 11, 2014  Professional General Artist
Remember you don't actually have to invest much. Even pitching in just $1 is a great way to show your support and still get some freebies.  Helping to spread the word is also very much appreciated.:nod:  So glad you've enjoyed this piece!  Thanks for commenting.:) 
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Bethany26 Featured By Owner Aug 7, 2014
beautiful colors!
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Stephanie-Chivas Featured By Owner Aug 5, 2014  Student General Artist
Another beautiful lady. I love the sheer cloth draped over her arm, very well done :3 Can't wait to see my birth month June.
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AngelaSasser Featured By Owner Aug 10, 2014  Professional General Artist
Sheer cloth is such a simple but elegant effect. It's quite enjoyable to paint!  I'm so glad you enjoyed the final result.:)  June is Alexandrite and the rose I think. That's going to be soo much fun with all the color possibilities!
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Stephanie-Chivas Featured By Owner Aug 14, 2014  Student General Artist
I'll need to try it out sometime cause it really does work very well. Ooh, I didn't know that but OMG just looked up Alexandrite and it's soooo pretty! How could I never have known that my birth month had such a pretty thing associated with it? Can't wait to see it and all the other months too :)
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AngelaSasser Featured By Owner Aug 14, 2014  Professional General Artist
Actually there are a lot of alternates to most of the months to cover most people's price range, I suspect.  You also have one of my other favorite stones as your birthstone - moonstone!  www.barkevs.com/blog/june-birt…

I am so jelly! :)
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Stephanie-Chivas Featured By Owner Aug 14, 2014  Student General Artist
Oooh, that's so cool too! Think I'd heard of pearl as being it before but I must've just assumed it was the only one. So much prefer moonstone and alexandrite :) what stone have you got?
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AngelaSasser Featured By Owner Aug 14, 2014  Professional General Artist
Boring ol' orange Topaz or Citrine.  I'm not a fan of my own stone. XD
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Stephanie-Chivas Featured By Owner Sep 7, 2014  Student General Artist
Awww, that's a shame. I'm sure you'll come up with an awesome lady for it though ^_^
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Captain-Savvy Featured By Owner Aug 4, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Beautiful! This is really lovely... it has such a classic sort of beauty, and I adore it :love:
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AngelaSasser Featured By Owner Aug 4, 2014  Professional General Artist
I thought December was my favorite until this Lady came along. I hope that each one can keep topping the last!:D
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Captain-Savvy Featured By Owner Aug 4, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
She is beautiful! I'm looking forward to March ... my birth month :eager:
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AngelaSasser Featured By Owner Aug 4, 2014  Professional General Artist
Oh yes March has the Daffodil and the Bloodstone or Aquamarine, I believe.  She's going to be an interesting Lady to paint!
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Katerina-Art Featured By Owner Jul 27, 2014  Professional Traditional Artist
Stunning work Angela :clap:
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Ravenfire5 Featured By Owner Jul 27, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
really nice pic :)
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Rita-Ria Featured By Owner Jul 27, 2014  Professional Traditional Artist
gorgeous work
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Klieo Featured By Owner Jul 27, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Beautiful! :D
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Morkadion Featured By Owner Jul 27, 2014  Hobbyist Writer
Perfectly beautiful art ;)
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OtherWorldsArt Featured By Owner Jul 26, 2014   General Artist
She's lovely!
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winterbourne Featured By Owner Jul 26, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Nice sense of depth! The colours are muted but work lovely together.

Do you mean bears, as in carry?
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AngelaSasser Featured By Owner Jul 26, 2014  Professional General Artist
Whoop yes. Let me fix that! Don't need her 'baring' anything. XD
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