Tuesday, December 18, 2012

sketchbook Tuesday :: poinsettia

Sketches of poinsettia plants have become a tradition in my sketchbooks. Here is this year's. As we near the winter solstice I find myself wanting to retreat inward. The approach of the shortest day of the year has that effect on me. This year the pull inward is even stronger. Staying close, appreciating each moment, enjoying the company of our little family and all of the day-to-day trivia that is our own unique rhythm. And that is our light in this darkest time of the year.

The solstice also signals a turning of the year, with the return of the sun, and a desire to start anew. I will be taking a short blogging break until after the start of the new calendar year. I have plans to refresh my small studio space, revive my art routine, and our homeschool routine could use a little mid-year shaking up as well. So a break is in order for planning and recharging. I promise to have new art to share when I return! I do want to wish all of you the happiest of holidays and thank you all for your visits here, your interest and support is always so very much appreciated.

6 comments:

CrimsonLeaves said...

Love the top down view of this beauty, Ann. Do enjoy your blogging break and your holidays. I know you will come back refreshed and renewed.

Debbie Nolan said...

Dear Ann - thanks for sharing your art this past year - looking forward to seeing all that is new in the coming year - Merry Christmas to you and your family. God Bless.

Jennifer Rose Phillip said...

have a wonderful break and happy holidays!

debra morris said...

Lovely Ann, Merry Christmas to you and your family!

Krista said...

Hope you are enjoying your break, Ann! Sounds like fun, organizing the studio, revamping your art routine, etc.

angel said...

Merry Christmas to you and yours. I hope you will enjoy the break...and, hurry back!

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