Yesterday I continued making art cards for the faire on Sunday. I enjoy this Shirley Templeesque little girl with her great shoes that remind me of some I might have worn and her gigantic snowball. Even in my art classes I've had the elementary children this week working with snow flakes and snowmen so I guess I have snow on my mind. I look forward to Yule, Christmas and Kwanzaa. Yule is such a great reflection time and it is very noncommercial. It is a time to pull in and get into your dreams and clear up interior clutter. I like the crossover between Yule and Christmas with the emphasis on evergreens and the notion of birth, only in my belief system it is the birth of Oak King and his triumph over the darkness brought on my Holly King. Kwanzaa is a time of family togetherness and community engagement, while delving into the meaning of the core Swahili concepts.
I love gifting, making things and cooking during this season. I made vegetarian chili and pumpkin bread last night. I must admit the chili was excellent, with its rich variety of peppers and the addition of some soy protein. It was so warming that I broke a sweat and the bread, with the addition of applesauce was very moist.
So Throw Snowballs is my early way of engaging in thoughts of what this season will mean but in a fun, if not goofy way.