"Marvelous Night for a Moondance" - mixed media on canvas paper, 16" x 20"
Day 16! We are halfway through the 30 in 30 challenge already. Can you believe it? Today I continue with the night time theme. A couple of lovelies, marked in ancient symbols, basking in the moonlight, feeling its magical pull and healing power. Ahhhhhh.
So January has hit us with mercury retrograde, strange weather patterns and stock market roller-coasters. Is your life feeling topsy-turvy like mine? Our house has recently been hit with some sort of insomnia craziness (except for my husband, who was given the golden gift of sleep no matter what), a couple of bouts of credit card and identity theft and various plumbing, computer and mechanical mischief. We are daily firefighters, putting out one little annoying fire at a time. I am getting used to carrying this big hose around.
In the midst of all this weirdness, there is often a little oasis of joy. A couple of incredibly gorgeous days, some major health improvement trends for my dad, and my landscaper showing up with a truck full of verdant vegetation to transform our front yard into a true oasis. Bliss! I will park my mind in the joy of these lovely moments, and will soon park my body in our zen yard whenever calamity strikes.
As this month progresses, I am becoming surrounded in my studio by these night time characters in their moonlit moments. And it is truly marvelous! Even as our yard is being transformed into something lovely, the walls of my studio are becoming a landscape of moonlight art. Inside and outside, pushing back against the daily fires, creating a place to breathe and smile.