Equinox and Sleeping in Flowers
projects are worth revisiting. I'm making another Sleeping Lady in the
flowers in celebration of the Spring Equinox. The original is no longer
with me and I wanted one for myself. Today is the 30th birthday of my
youngest son, Said. It is also Persian New Year and Dean, Said's friend
is always happy when I say "Eid-eh Shoma Mombarak" on this date.
|Here is a post I sent to
As things begin to warm up for us up North,
things are starting to cool off for Kay in South Africa. Today is the
Spring Equinox. Check out this link...
and click to "Cultural aspects of the equinox" and you'll see a very
long list of celebrations from around the world that mark this changing
of the season.
My youngest son Said, who turns 30 today, has a best friend, Dean.
Dean's family is Persian, and for nearly 20 years we've remembered to
wish Dean and his family "Eid-eh Shoma Mobarak", on Said's birthday, and
it's never failed to warm Dean's heart.
This is a picture of Said and Dean from
Here's a little bit of information about Nowruz.
"Rituals and Traditions
"The first day of spring also marks the beginning of Nowruz, the Persian
New Year. The celebration lasts 13 days and is rooted in the
3,000-year-old tradition of Zorastrianism."
These two celebrations are my yearly traditions for the rites of spring.
What are yours?
By examining your own rites of spring and by learning about others, we
open doors for inspiration for our art.
For me, I'm reviewing the flower and leaf tutorials...
The other night I had a dream of making a bunch of necklaces that are
like this one...
so it must be spring, dreaming of making flower and leaves and draping
lei's around people's necks.
I'm also doing sculpting, have a nude female PenPal in the rough, for
those who don't know what that is check this link...
I'm re-doing the Sleeping Lady PenPal of 2004. She's no longer with me
and I want a replica to keep for myself.
Sculpting, covering a pen, making leaves and flowers, are going to be
what's on my work table for the next month or so.
What's on your work table? What are you doing to celebrate the turn of