Samhain, the end of the summer, and the end of the harvest, is upon us this Saturday and Sunday: it’s a time of giving thanks for what we’ve been blessed to achieve and grow this year. And acknowledging that we’re now entering winter.
It’s also a time when the boundaries between the worlds are accepted as being more open than usual – this is celebrated in many cultures around the globe, and for me it is a favourite point in the year, because my work is deeply rooted in pulling away the veils from our consciousness!
The arthouse is prepping for the art harvest; the gathering of all the paintings completed this year, and some others which have been hiding for a while. I’ll be presenting them on Etsy from Saturday, and they’ll be available at their current prices until the end of the year. On the 1st of January 2016, there will be an increase in all my prices, so make an investment now!
These are some details from the paintings which are being presented. It has been a very fruitful year in my studio; it’s a wonderful feeling to mature as an artist: to watch this harvest of work grow behind me as the years pass, and to gain this wisdom and maturity, peace and purpose, within.
I often think of friends and family who are no longer in the physical world, at this time of year (being in one place for a long time, I guess has finally given my ancestors time to catch up with me!). This year more than before, the deepening of my roots brings more profound nourishment, and stability so I can grow. I appreciate this maturing all the more, because of people no longer in the world, whose lives ended early – where they gave away their opportunity to grow…
I honour my spirit friends by giving thanks for the gifts they brought me, both in their lives and in their dying. It feels potent and magical, to resonate with all the cultures around the world, all of us reaping our harvests and honouring our dead, in the same season.
See you at the Art Harvest this weekend!
Blessings on your harvest! Clare xx
PS If you’re looking for a special gift around the harvest, take a peek at the What Pumpkins Dream children’s book – it’s a glorious story about the cycle of life, the seasons, and accepting our life purpose. It’s available on Amazon.
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