Today marks the winter solstice in the northern hemisphere, one of two times each year that the sun is at its greatest distance from the celestial equator. Today the sun shines directly over the tropic of Capricorn. The winter solstice marks the shortest day and the longest night of the year. For me it represents a sense of change and renewal. And I know that as the days slowly get longer, the sun will begin to linger and the darkness of night arrives later and later.
Wanting to celebrate the occasion, I have made five small artworks inspired by the solstice.
Ingredients: watercolor paper, acrylic paint, watercolor paint, dye ink, calligraphy ink, dry transfer, altered paper, found paper, found metal objects, wire, eyelets. sizes range from 3 3/4" x 2 1/2" to 4 1/4" x 3 3/4". click images to enlarge.
Available for purchase in The Altered Page on Etsy.
All pieces sold. thank you!