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