Thursday, January 8, 2009

♥ Eros ♥

I really don't put alot of concentrated effort into creating things for Valentines Day. Maybe it's because of the time of year. With the holiday hangover, it's hard to get back in the creative swing of things.

I decorate my home with a few things but I dont go overboard, decorating every room like I do for Halloween and Christmas.

This year, my mind has been thinking about Cupid and I wanted to search the history behind this sweet little boy. I'm the first to admit it... I have never been too intrigued with Greek and Roman mythology - and I can't really pinpoint why, but I may have to do some more digging because it is a new curiousity swirling round in my brain.

What I discovered about Cupid is this in a nutshell:

Cupid was the son of Venus - the Roman goddess of love. In Roman mythology, Cupid was the god of love, erotic and beauty. His name Cupid is a variation on Cupido ("desire"), and this god was also known by the name Amor. Cupid and Greek god Eros are equated.

In popular culture Cupid is shown shooting his bow to inspire romantic love. If Cupid's arrow hits you, you will fall hopelessly and madly in love with the next person you meet.

So with that in mind... I have created my first piece of the new year ... and I'm happy to show off this sweet, impish boy! I hope his arrow hits you ♥


Olde Dame Penniwig said...

Well, his arrow must have hit me, because when I saw him I just fell in love! What a fabulous creation!!!

Janelle said...

Oh you outdid yourself this time GF - he's adorable!
You putting him on the Merc?


Patti said...

Wow! Well done! Just love your cupid! Will he be looking for a new home on TDIPT or ebay? Or is he happily shooting arrows at your house?

Blessings, Patti

Countryfolk Keepsakes said...

He's AWESOME Goob!! I know he will capture everyone's heart! :> )

Dogpatch Primitives said...

WOW....he is incredible Cookie!

~GoldieLoo Woodworks~ said...

I love this little cupid, wouldnt hurt any of us around here to get shot with that arrow a few times. ;)

tattered 'n torn prims said...

Oh he is just wonderfully grand Cookie!!! Job well done my friend!!!


Briar Rabbit Primitives said...

Oh Wow, Cookster! He's a Darling Cupid! Amazing Work! Hugs, Starla :)

Cookie said...

thanks girls... and yessum, he will be making his way over to the Merc this month.

Phillane E'lee said...

Dang girl right to the heart! LOL
Ya got me!
Oh he is so sweet and love the impish in him.
Would ya be a sweetie and change my link here? I have changed the name like you did. What is up with us girls? always changing things.
Have the best day lady and I am sure he is already found a new home.

Tina said...

Oh my goodness! stunning!
What gifts you have.

Jenny said...

Thanks that has come to me into a blog))) Thanks for a praise. Read me more often))

kat449 said...

All righty miss Cookie....who said you could use my Thunder thighs for Cupid w/o my permission? LOL OMGosh, I love his chubby legs and his face is too sweet!
I have missed you.
I am back.
Please stop by when ya get a minute...yeah I know but try anyway! Big Hugs, Kat

Bittersweet Pastimes said...

She is BEAUTIFUL! What an awesome piece with such detail! You better be ready to take orders on her. ~Deb

Jen said...

I love this cupid; I think it is the best primitive cupid that I have ever seen, such shapely legs!I can't wipe the grin off of my face!

emily said...

sweety-heart, if that arrow hits me by the end of '09, i'm gonna arm wrestle you into making me one to buy... deal? ;) (don't hold your breath, tho, okay? my cpr cert. is up...)