In Boston, It’s Summa!

June 22nd, 2007

Summer Solstice - About 10"x15", acrylic, ink, and sequins.

Ok, so much for daytime art-making. Whatever, it comes when it comes I suppose. The first day of summer was lovely for me. I woke up with an unexplained spring in my step, followed by the realization that I got my period. It's amazing how much going from pms to day 1 makes such a difference. I feel lighter already.

It was a good and busy day. I got some errands done and made some sales from my website. Yay! And I also got my new blog, specifically for my art website, up and running, the Blue Tree Blog. Check it out here.  I've just started adding links, a time consuming business. For starters I've been working on a list of artists that blog. But I also plan to include lists of other things that inspire me, such as books, poetry, movies, places, etc. I've also been adding links on the main art website. Phew. Lots of linking!

I have other art projects in my brain, but I had an urge to create something specifically for the summer solstice, which is what I did above. I was reading today that the summer solstice is a time when the veil between worlds thins and this was what I was portraying here, a sort of dusk time, with sparkly fireflies (I glued on some sequins. hehe!) and used light watercolors to portray the light and purty colors that I'm seeing all around me. Everything is so full of life here, the trees have just expanded, like they're pregnant with green. This is my favorite time of year. 

9 Responses

This picture is so beautiful and captures the essence of summer solstice wonderfully.

This is a lovely piece, Leah. It reminds me that the other night as I was laying in my comfy bed trying to fall asleep I could hear the barely there sound of an insects wings. I thought nothing of it until I rolled over, and for some dumb reason my eyes opened, and a firefly flashed its little bulb-bottom in the night air of my bedroom. It shocked me and made me giggle, too. What the heck did I do to deserve this little bugger lighting up my life?? I’ve had bees and mosquitos and moths, never the joy of a lightning bug.

Summer Soltice was really perfect here in Maine, too. The day was long and warm and perfect. I’m glad you got it into a piece of art.

The wedding earrings are yummy, you are gonna be stunning.

very pretty artwork leah!love the swirls:)

this is GORGEOUS!!!

o.k…i love this piece soooo much! and what’s better than summa (ha!) in boston?

Beauuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuutiful! So light and airy.
My favourite day of the year is the first day of winter, which is totally opposite to yours and paradoxically the same day, lol!

The earrings are FABULOUS! Wow. an upcoming wedding all your own. And you’re so calm!

I love that you posted this one on my wedding day. It’s perfect.

I love this piece, especially her hair. Someday, I’m going to have one of your works. I love your style so very much.

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