Carbon Moments

Dominique Carter. 24 years old. Self-taught. Visual Artist. Divine. Feminine Art.
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Sacred Ankh Necklace 

I enjoy playing around with wire metals… and crystals! Using copper and brass wire, I banded them together to create layers. In the center, which symbolizes a woman’s womb, I added an amethyst stone. Think of it as a representation of an egg, since the Ankh sacredly represents life.
 Many people use stones with metaphysical properties to aid them in their current moment in life. In particular, amethyst is a soothing stone that beneficently stimulates the mind and emotions. Furthermore, it is a grounding stone that helps one face the root of negative behaviors. Amethyst is a stone that aids in the generation of great wisdom. To learn more about this legendary stone, visit this website: http://www.crystalvaults.com/crystal-encyclopedia/amethyst 

Purchasing details:
To purchase this necklace, send $30 plus $6 for shipping to carbonmoments@gmail.com via PAYPAL. 

***If you want a stone other than what is pictured, email me at carbonmoments@gmail.com***
Sacred Ankh Necklace I enjoy playing around with wire metals… and crystals! Using copper and brass wire, I banded them together to create layers. In the center, which symbolizes a woman’s womb, I added an amethyst stone. Think of it as a representation of an egg, since the Ankh sacredly represents life.
Many people use stones with metaphysical properties to aid them in their current moment in life. In particular, amethyst is a soothing stone that beneficently stimulates the mind and emotions. Furthermore, it is a grounding stone that helps one face the root of negative behaviors. Amethyst is a stone that aids in the generation of great wisdom. To learn more about this legendary stone, visit this website: http://www.crystalvaults.com/crystal-encyclopedia/amethyst

Purchasing details:
To purchase this necklace, send $30 plus $6 for shipping to carbonmoments@gmail.com via PAYPAL.

***If you want a stone other than what is pictured, email me at carbonmoments@gmail.com***

“Creative Space”
Custom Portraits. Body Jewelry. Original Paintings. and more…

“Creative Space”
Custom Portraits. Body Jewelry. Original Paintings. and more…

…to create dangerously is also to create fearlessly, boldly embracing the public and private terrors that would silence us, then bravely moving forward even when it feels as though we are chasing or being chased by ghosts.

—Edwidge Danticat, Create Dangerously (148)

(Source: morningpaz, via eatmangoesnekkid)

“Aphrodite Melainis” The Black One

“Aphrodite Melainis” The Black One

Waist Beads and My Inspiration: Ajanta Cave Paintings

These waist beads were inspired by the sensual, natural and naked expression of women in the Ajanta Caves. The amazing Ajanta Caves, which are located in India, are monuments filled with paintings and sculptures that reflect Buddhism.
More than any type of art, ancient art inspires me the most.
There is beauty in preservation.

A goddess is continually pregnant with possibilities and gives birth to her ideas and dreams. She will consciously create her ideal life and lives according to her own definition of happiness. She knows what she wants, sets fulfilling purposes, and has the courage to follow through.

outkast:

Outkast Art by Dominique Carter 

outkast:

Outkast Art by Dominique Carter 

“Jijida History”

To prep for a rites of passage ceremony, mothers would adorn their menstruating daughters hips and waist in beads. As you can see, they are very elaborate. Aside from the visual beauty of beads, many of the women who made waist beads were affluent with the healing nature and symbolism that they possess.

“Jijida History”

To prep for a rites of passage ceremony, mothers would adorn their menstruating daughters hips and waist in beads. As you can see, they are very elaborate. Aside from the visual beauty of beads, many of the women who made waist beads were affluent with the healing nature and symbolism that they possess.

“Taking the time to offer yourself gifts and practicing self love provides comfort and protection.”

I enjoy the wealth of empowerment I receive when I connect with myself. There are moments when some of those empowering connections are considered to be taboo… Like menstruation… I have always been energetic towards my cycle. Since the rise of patriarchy, basic biological, feminine features have been suppressed. Fortunately, this negative infliction towards menstruation has not always been a case. Women and men around the world once embraced menstruation as a resourceful inclination of a potential childbirth, renewal, and life. Blood has always been a powerful medium. What makes our menstruation special is that the blood shed doesn’t stem from harm. Instead, it stems from the blessings of human life.

“Ancient people recognized that a woman’s womb is conjunction with the moon (menstrual cycles) and earth (life nurturing). Like the nourishment of the earth onto plant life, blood nourishes life inside of the womb.” How beautiful is that? 

Since menstruation marks a new potential life cycle, our periods are the perfect time to creatively start fresh and birthed new ideas.

Very much like my ancestors, this particular set of waist beads were created as a tool with the intent to intuitively aid women who are menstruating. (Keep in mind that you can wear them at any moment in your cycle. Explore and be creative!)

“Taking the time to offer yourself gifts and practicing self love provides comfort and protection.”

I enjoy the wealth of empowerment I receive when I connect with myself. There are moments when some of those empowering connections are considered to be taboo… Like menstruation… I have always been energetic towards my cycle. Since the rise of patriarchy, basic biological, feminine features have been suppressed. Fortunately, this negative infliction towards menstruation has not always been a case. Women and men around the world once embraced menstruation as a resourceful inclination of a potential childbirth, renewal, and life. Blood has always been a powerful medium. What makes our menstruation special is that the blood shed doesn’t stem from harm. Instead, it stems from the blessings of human life.

“Ancient people recognized that a woman’s womb is conjunction with the moon (menstrual cycles) and earth (life nurturing). Like the nourishment of the earth onto plant life, blood nourishes life inside of the womb.” How beautiful is that?

Since menstruation marks a new potential life cycle, our periods are the perfect time to creatively start fresh and birthed new ideas.

Very much like my ancestors, this particular set of waist beads were created as a tool with the intent to intuitively aid women who are menstruating. (Keep in mind that you can wear them at any moment in your cycle. Explore and be creative!)

"Coming Home" by Dominique Carter

"Coming Home" by Dominique Carter