My lovely friend Patty asked me again if I’d like to contribute to the wonderful blog “The Strix” that she’s a part of and also administrating. Although she gave me a huge head-start I hardly found the time to come up with an idea for this topic’s theme, the winter solstice, and already told her that I couldn’t make it in time. Only to have an image pop up into my head one day later – that’s how it goes sometimes.
My drawing depicts the winter solstice as some sort of a battle, the contestants being the personifications of Summer and Winter. While Summer has to push really hard and doesn’t look as beautiful or magnificent as her usual self but rather clenches her teeth to get the job done, Winter doesn’t break a sweat and stays cool (sorry for the pun, couldn’t resist it 😉 ).
And to show that winter is not all about iciness and death, but also brimming with life if you know where to look, I added a couple of animals to this side of the picture as well.
It will, of course, take a while until Summer comes back to us who live in the northern hemisphere but the knowledge that it will, can make even the dreariest of days look a little bit brighter, I think.