Hello Blog-o-sphere! I just wanted to take a moment to wish you Season’s Greetings from Lauren Curtis Art to you & yours! Sending you wishes for all the best in 2020 & thank you for your support of the arts! Creativity and self-expression are vital for a healthy community & I appreciate that you’ve taken the time to read my newsletters, come to the events, purchase work and just show support in any way you can for the wide variety of artists out there! We couldn’t do it without you!
With so much negativity out there, and people feeling blue during the holidays, please feel free to comment/share posts here about good things you’d like to share that happened in 2019 or wishes you hope for in 2020….or something or someone who inspired your own creativity! For me, my art and creative marketing students have inspired me and given me something to look forward to every week as I see their progress and how much they enjoy their artistic projects! Looking forward to expanding my teaching in the new year and beyond!
Be happy, be well, be prosperous and BE CREATIVE in 2020 & beyond!
I wanted to take a minute to wish all of you a Happy Winter Solstice /Yule (12/21)!! While Christmas and New Year’s are just days away, this holiday season takes many of it’s symbols and traditions from the ancient Earth/Nature-centered celebrations of the Winter Solstice, which honors the darkest day of the year and welcomes the return of the increasing light! The Christmas Tree is an ancient Pagan symbol of life as the Evergreens are the only trees to stay green (hence the name, lol) during this cold, dark season….they were adorned with lights to encourage the return of the sun (or son…get it??). The Yule Log is, well, just that! An another way to honor the death of the old god (represented by the tree log…often an oak) and the return of the new god aka LIGHT! No matter what your beliefs, this is the time of year to gather with friends and family and create warmth in many ways! And it’s a time of introspection on our own lives and how much we need to respect Nature and the cycles of the seasons and of life!
So HAPPY SOLSTICE/YULE everyone!!!
Here are a few of my Wintery holiday images for you…enjoy!