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Saturday, December 22, 2007

Countdown - and Solstice -

Darkness came especially early tonight - without the added benefit of starlight because of the heavy cloud cover and omnipresent Seattle drizzle.

We are all in the house together, snug and warm, and scattered throughout working on our various projects. (I'm working on the LAST face before beginning to transfer these drawings to watercolor paper this evening...)

And in conjunction with lights on the Christmas tree and garlands throughout the upstairs, I spare a moment to acknowledge the coming of the night this Solstice evening. Darkness will once again be pushed back by the light in the ongoing dance of sun and earth and sky. And for me, Winter Solstice folds effortlessly into the days leading up to Christmas where we celebrate the Source of all Light. Peace on earth. Goodwill to men......

9 comments:

Britt-Arnhild said...

Merry Christmas to you Tara.
Your drawings are so charming.

Jess said...

Hi Tara, I love the way you use such deep wonderful colours in your backgrounds. It's like entering another world. Happy Christmas!

Naturegirl said...

Tara I never tire of looking at your
illustrations! The eyes in the image of stable animals...I can see to their souls..I love the way you give character to your eyes in the illustrations you do!
I am moving slowly but did want to come by and say:
May the spirit of Christmas leave its rich blessings in the hearts of you and yours! hugs NG

andrea said...

I love the winter solstice and the idea of the local lantern celebration on solstice night but not so much that omnipresent drizzle at this time of year. Like right now :). Merry Christmas, Tara.

Julie Schuler said...

I always forget when the solstice is! That is good news! I love the little donkey. He looks so furry and lovely. I'd love to give him a carrot.

Maddy said...

Love them.
Thank you.

This is my calling card or link"Whittereronautism"which takes you straight to my new blog.

dinahmow said...

Oops! Blogger ate yesterday's comment which wished you and those you love a happy Christmas.

(And a little respite from deadlines!)

roz said...

What beautiful work, Tara.
Here's to a wonderful Christmas for you and your family.
xo

One Crabapple said...

wow did I say in the othe rpost that yo uare such a good artist ? YOU ARE AN AMAZING ARTIST !!!