Monday, December 22, 2014

Happy Winter Solstice!



Our theme is once again
 
Seasons

Here in the northern hemisphere we are deep into the winter season.
 
I'm envious of our friends in the southern half of the globe,
celebrating the Summer Solstice just as we celebrate the Winter one.



In fact, as I write this, it is Sunday, December 21, 2014 and for the eastern 
time zone in the US, the winter solstice occurs at 6:03 pm today. 
 
The shortest day of the year!
Light the darkness however you can.


Some animals are deep in hibernation and others
brave the cold each year. Food is scarce for our feathered and furry friends
so help them out with some nourishment if you can!
(Of course, I don't advocate feeding the polar bears ;-)


Brr-rr-rrr!
Does the winter cold inspire you to create some stormy art?

We have not had a snowfall like this one yet this season.
I'm not looking forward to it, but it is pretty.

These ladies seem very happy for the chance 
to show off their winter outfits.

The days are dark and the nights are long.
Many celebrations through the years have used lights to decorate the darkness.
Holiday lights reflected on snow can make the night look almost like daylight.
 
If you crave more daylight, here's a happy thought:
After the Winter Solstice, the days begin to get longer!

I know it's a busy week for those who celebrate Christmas,
but we hope you have time to create some 
winter art between now and Sunday, December 28!
If not, please share anything you've created in the past.
We love to see your art!
 
Happy Holidays to everyone!
 
~ Maggie
 
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