Sunday, December 11, 2016

Winter Solstice

Counting down to the shortest day of the year on December 21st.  Here near the Arctic Circle, we will have fewer than four hours from sunrise to sunset, but for about an hour on either side of that--before the sun rises and after the sun sets, we have a period of time called civil twilight, and on cloudless days, that time offers up the most truly beautiful light--all around the sky, a blending of royal blue to lavendar to rose, with glints of gold and orange at the horizon--it's magical.
Mixed media collage, acrylic on watercolor paper, canvas and a chicken feed bag,
machine sewn with rayon thread, photo by Amy Mackinaw