Saturday, July 9, 2011
Love Spells - THE APPLE
Aphrodite is often represented in love spells by an apple because of the ancient Greek Myth known as "The Judgment of Paris", which was one of the events that led up to the Trojan War. Aphrodite is the Greek Goddess of love and beauty. She rose from the waves of the sea and enchants anyone who sees her with feelings of love and lust.
Wandering Mermaid Vintage Inspired Treasures ♥
- ► 2015 (12)
- ► 2012 (6)
- ▼ 2011 (6)
- I grew up on the beach in Malibu, California and began traveling to Europe at a young age. Although my heart belongs to the sea and life at the beach, I loved the history and old-world feeling of Paris and London compared to my sunshine filled beach life at home. I often found myself searching through antique stores and vintage shops during my travels in Europe. Dusty leather bound books, prints, vintage handbags, and old apothecary bottles were my favorite things to collect. After attending colleges in California, Hawaii and England I graduated with a degree in illustration and I planned to become a children's book illustrator, but then I took a course on bookmaking and letterpress at Otis College of Design in Los Angeles and I began making my own books. As my handmade book collection grew I decided I really wanted to recreate more of the beautiful antique books and other things I remember finding in the little shops in Europe and that's when WANDERING MERMAID was born. I like to think of my ETSY shop as the mysterious little vintage shop you find down a hidden alleyway . You never know what you will find ❤