Wednesday, February 8, 2012

snowy full moon art




Everytime I stepped outside to look for the full moon last night, all I could see was a vast stretch of white. So I came in and painted myself a full moon. Again on a mini canvas, about 2" x 3". I know it's primitive at best but it was fun.

The full moon is the time when we recognize and honor accomplishments, realizations, decisions made, and all the other many good things in our lives. For me, it's the realization that as long as I act from the heart, I'm okay. So my girl up there is holding the heart she's about to sew on her sleeve.

The skylight in the kitchen looks like the middle photo after most snowstorms -- you can see how blue the Colorado sky is. But this photo is from a previous snow because the sky here is still whitewhitewhite today.

I normally don't look at comics but for some reason I saw this one last fall. I'm thinking about stitching a similar sentiment sometime. It made me do a little research on the whole howling at the full moon business and sadly, animal research has proven it to be not true.  The howling is simply a method of communication by nocturnal creatures with heads tilted up for good acoustics -- and even more crushing -- with no variation during different moon phases. More here.

Sorry to tell you, it's like learning the tooth fairy isn't real. But scientists have yet to prove why people want to howl at the full moon, now don't they?

If you have full moon art! to share, and I hope you do, leave a link in the comments. If you don't have a blog, email me your art and a little about it and I'll post it on the drawing down the moon page on the sidebar! xo

19 comments:

Nanette said...

I like your moon-gazer with her heart ready to stitch. My moon sky looked a lot like yours, rain clouds hiding the moon though, not snow. I'm a bit late with my moon art, it's nearly finished, so I'll post it later today after some business is taken care of...would rather play, but since the moon's now moved into Virgo, business will have to come first!

liniecat said...

Thats so dispointing.... my wolves must have been howling thru randiness then on the piece I stitched lol
Theres a fabulous moon over here too and our snow is melting back thank goodness.

Trish said...

I love your art.
Hey...I believe in the tooth fairy, you have to believe...!
Love that comic...love the idea of stitching that.
Much love to you.

Nancy said...

I agree...so sad :( Haha
I love your tiny painting, so sweet.

woman with wings said...

Nanette, thanks and I can't wait to see yours!

woman with wings said...

Lyn, I'm so sorry. ;-) We can believe whatever we wanna believe, right? Glad to hear the snow is melting somewhere cuz it's not here!

the wild magnolia said...

Seeing this little spur of the moment moon painting, is a happy moment.

Moon times are thrilling times feeling the energy changes.

Good post.

woman with wings said...

Trish, you're right, I know fairies are really real. Maybe not tooth fairies but the real ones, I mean, oh yes, they're real!

woman with wings said...

Nancy, thank you and I'm sorry to break the news....!

woman with wings said...

Wild Magnolia, smiles here, thank you!

So right, the moon influences us energetically whether we believe it or not, sort of like the flower blooms whether we believe it will or not! I think that could be used as an analogy...? ;-)

handstories said...

she looks very brave.

Nanette said...

Hi Peggy, I've posted my full moon art, a very apt Leo-beast.

Marie said...

Hi Peggy,

I believe in fairies too! : )

Love your sweet full moon painting.
I participated: http://ancientcloth.blogspot.com/2012/02/moon-postcards-and-fabrics.html?showComment=1328784435981#c892510919169783632
<3

Marie said...

whoops did not mean to put the comment section in there.

Jeannie said...

I love you woman in the snow under the moon. Her hair blowing in the wind is how it is here most days. The moon was so large it shimmered with vibration.

woman with wings said...

Cindy, yes, she's a brave heart!

woman with wings said...

Thanks, Nanette! It is fabulous, just fabulous, that beast!

woman with wings said...

Thanks, Marie. I knew you would believe in them, too...:-) she-moon is inspiring me....!

woman with wings said...

Jeannie, it's been so cloudy here that I forget that most people really did get to see the moon the other night! Thanks and it has been windy lately but usually we don't have that much wind. Not like where I grew up in ND where it blows day and night nonstop forever eternally pi. That about says it!