Saturday, December 24, 2011

Return of the Light

Goddess of Light, weekly quilt from December 2009
Wishing you all a very happy holiday weekend and season, whatever it is you celebrate.  More than anything else, for me this time of year heralds the return of the light, the sun on its way back toward the summer solstice.  I don't do "the Christmas thing" in any way, shape or form, and haven't for many years.  Being on my own without family (of origin) any longer gives me immense freedom during the holidays.  I feel fortunate to not have to play into all the trappings of the season.

I'm just about finished with a big hand quilted piece, but I won't post images until January 15 because the quilt is one of two I'm doing for Fiberactions' current color challenge.  The second piece is primarily machine quilted, and it's ready to go so I'll move on to it next.

There's not too much else going on in my studio right now.  I have a few pieces under consideration on the design wall.  Other than that, I'm letting 2011 wind down without feeling rushed or compelled to decide now what I want to create in 2012.  I'll let it all unfold in its own way.

Love and blessings to all.

6 comments:

artymess said...

Blessings to you too Connie love the Goddess of Light very serene and magical ....have a happy holiday....xx

Nora said...

The Goddess of Light is beautiful. Have a happy holiday season, however you care to celebrate it or not. Celebarte the return of the daylight, I suppose. I will do the same. XOX

Lorraine@creativedaily said...

Wishing you all the best in 2012 Connie! I am welcoming the return of the light also. Am looking forward to a creative 2012.

tiedyejudy said...

Beautiful piece, Connie! We're 'Holiday minimalists' here... I snipped some Juniper branches and put them in a vase with a couple of sprigs of holiday decor, and got out my artificial Poinsettias, which are still looking good after several years... other than that, we just enjoy the day like all others. I'm with you re: the light! Glad the shortest day of the year has passed, and I'm looking forward to longer, lighter days to come! Can't wait to see your new pieces!
Hugs,
Judy

cri-cri said...

enjoy that time ... I know what you mean ...and I´m glad it´s the time the light returns ... even I like the winter as a time of inner grow , it feels always lighter when the light returns ...

frazzledsugarplummum said...

We don't 'DO' Christmas either which is a huge relief for me and mine...not being part of all the pitfalls of the season either. Lovely hopeful piece.