"Go to Your Studio and Make Stuff" Fred Babb

Friday, June 19, 2015

Happy Summer Solstice!


Summer Solstice, also known as Litha is about giving thanks and honoring all the abundance the suns rays give to all living things on our beautiful planet.  

Well, something like that.  There's a lot I could say about it, but it would take paragraphs and you probably already have a pretty good idea of what I'm talking about...

I've put in some symbols of the Summer Solstice with the sunflowers, daisies and honeysuckles reaching toward the sun.

I stuck a red salamander down in the right corner, which is a fire elemental. You may not have recognized it - kind of looks like a tiny dinosaur, haha.

Oak leaves tied in her hair symbolize strength.  She's drinking mead made from honey and those are bees on her chalice, just in case anyone wondered about that.

Reds, yellows and oranges are the colors of the season - when everything is growing and blooming and producing at their peak.

I honor every day by being grateful and lighting a candle when I meditate.  But for the solstice, I light a big honkin' tray full of candles - since I can't have a bonfire...I hope you are having a lovely Midsummer and celebrate in your own way!    

And to my friends in the southern hemisphere, may you enjoy the winter!  






6 comments:

Mike C said...

Hi Lynn! This is my first time checking out your Blog. I love it.
Love your art studio. What a nice place to do your great works of art.

I'm looking forward to reading more and seeing more of you works. So enjoyable this blog is. Thank you for taken the time to share your great works of art and your stories behind them. Plus I love your photo's

Mike C.

Lynn McIntosh said...

Hi Mike! You are so very, very nice! And I thank you so much! I have no idea how to do an art blog - so I'm just posting some of my goofy art and I'm so appreciative that you find it enjoyable! (Now you know just how weird I really am, haha) I'm always trying new arts and crafts and it's wonderful to be able to share! Many thanks for stopping by!

Ranco Sevla Sevla said...

Fantastic work, full of marvellous and magical symbolism, it's beautiful! Awesome!

Lynn McIntosh said...

Hi Ranco! Very nice to meet you! And thank you very much for your wonderful comment! I paint very simply, but it's from the heart! :)

Elizabeth (*eli*) said...

YOU'RE KILLING ME!!! Please tell me you plan on selling this on Etsy. Please, please, please! You have to know it has "eli" written all over it. I love the details and the symbolism. Between this and your Happy Spring Equinox . . . I am your biggest fan!

Lynn McIntosh said...

eli, Hi! I thank you from the bottom of my heart for your enthusiasm over my paintings!
I am going for a July 1 opening date for my Etsy shop. That is if all goes well...and it should - So I'm hopeful! And I'll let you know!(It may be a bit skimpy for a couple of weeks until I get everything listed) :)