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Happy Imbolc!

A candle for everyone's Imbolc or Candlemas or Groundhog Day celebration, painted in Maimeri Classico on ProArt sketchbook paper. Further reducing the number of pages I have left in the 4" x 6" sketchbook before the package comes this week with its replacement. I really, really needed that new one. I go through those small ones so fast.

These are quite firm but have very strong pigment load and claim good lightfastness. I cropped in from the ragged edges so that it'd look better.

We're having some people over this evening for a feast and a fire, it should be lots of fun. I'd probably better bundle up for it though, no telling how cold it is out there.
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Feb. 2nd, 2009 11:53 pm (UTC)
Lovely. I didn't realize today was Imbolc but after reading about it on Wiki I think it's interesting that I had crazy domestic urges this weekend to clean things out and brighten up the home.
Feb. 3rd, 2009 12:38 am (UTC)
Best time of year to start! This is in a very real sense the start of spring. I loved it that the Wikipedia entry finally solved the question of what it means to have six more weeks of winter or not -- like, which date to call the start of the season, which calendar to use rather than it really affecting the weather.

It almost sounds like Groundhog Day began as an interesting randomizer between people using an older calendar or a newer one for deciding when to call it the Official Start of Spring. At least that's a natural storyteller's inference from the Wikipedia material. Not something that would ever actually be recorded historically or could be documented.
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