Sunny greetings on this hot Summer Solstice Day from the sweltering Santa Monica Mountains. It is 110 degrees in the shade here, obviously we are not high enough in the mountains to get those lovely off shore breezes from the Pacific ocean.
I've noticed that some calendars put the Summer Solstice yesterday and others today. If you have an interest in this topic check out these posts over at my Illuminated Perfume journal.
In the mid nineties I was part of an initiate group of women studying with a Celtic Shaman. We were all interested in becoming more aware and deepening our connection with the divine (God, Great Spirit, etc.). Although the work involved was difficult and challenging it was well worth it on many levels. Most significantly it influenced my artwork tremendously. Basically anything I am interested makes its mark in my artwork, however, this particular journey had a very discernable affect.
Image information: “Sun Maiden” © Roxana Villa
Medium: acrylic veils of color on gessoed board
Board dimensions: 10 x 14.5 - Image dimensions: 9 x 13.25
This painting is available for purchase and usage*, contact me for details: Roxana at Roxana Villa dot com.
“Sun Maiden” was commissioned as one of two paintings for Barnes and Noble. The The other was a lunar image titled Moon Maiden. Both paintings were created as wrap around covers. The folks I was working with at Barnes and Noble got the idea from the imagery I had created for the Running Press Meditation Kit, a book and card deck set. The journals are out of print and no longer available. I have a few copies of the Lunar one, if interested send me an e-mail: Roxana at Roxana Villa dot com.
* All images are copyrighted, do not use without permission, that would be a violation of copyright laws and could result in enormous fines.
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