Winter Solstice 2013

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On this shortest, darkest day of the year, the light was fading by 3:45 this afternoon.  I finished up my chores, filled the duck house with fresh straw, the bunny house with fresh hay and said good night to them oh so early.  As I loaded some more kindling into the big cardboard box in our basement I found a bag of last years Christmas cards in one of our Christmas bins.  A card from my friend Damini contained the word DREAM.  I thought about the darkness, the going inward into just such a dream land and added the card to my journal page.  The words wish, seek and joy were on a sticker sheet.  I felt like the DREAM card had called out for those words to be there, so my  Solstice page became Dream, wish, seek joy.  Words easy to say, but not so easy to believe sometimes.  So on this darkest night, when you get ready to tuck yourself in for sleep…DREAM big dreams, send wishes out into the world for those you love, and seek your inner joy.  Thank you Damini for bringing that word to me today….and for you friendship that is truer than true…..I will be DREAMING big wishes for you.





  1. It’s hard to believe that we have turned the corner on winter darkness. I drove home at four with my headlights on.
    I like Dream….it’s how I survive the dark. The dragon is perfect to breathe fire and light into the world.

  2. Mary Warren says:

    Beautiful artowrk and beautiful sentiments. Thank you and have a happy Solstice.

  3. We are now having the longest day of our year….but still dreaming. Happy Xmas!

  4. Our dreams come alive in the darkness. I love this post and your artwork. Happy Solstice! xo

  5. What a perfect way to celebrate the winter solstice. Very impressive collage, too. So many beautiful layers, it must have taken forever after the sun set. Have a dreamy night dear friend, while I catch up on your blog!

  6. Oh.oh, so wonderful. Your pieces are always so festive.
    Each is a celebration within itself!

  7. what a beautiful piece of work. Dream says it all.

    Here in Austraia the solstice marks the longest day and I celebrate my birthday as the year starts to turn toward winter.

  8. Deb Drucker says:

    Happy Soltice! Wishing you the best at this season of joy, belief and dreams! A beautiful piece of art work. Thank you for sharing!

  9. AMAZING Corinne!

    Happy Holidays to you!!!

    xxx Susi

  10. Love when inspiration hits us when we least expect it.. and from a wonderful friend, no less. Just beautiful. I can feel it.

  11. This is full of warmth and bright colors to light our way at this time of year, beautiful dream piece dear friend!

  12. I really love your work…your blog is amazing and so filled with inspiration!! So happy I found you and I will be back often!!

  13. Beautiful work, and good that we have turned the corner and are heading back towards the light! Happy Christmas to you and yours, Valerie

  14. Wonderful pages! That stamp is awesome …. Enjoy the season and the coming of the light ♥

  15. Lovely words and artwork in bright happy Corrine colors!

    Merry Christmas!


  16. A Joyous Holiday to you and yours!

  17. jill eudaly says:

    Cheers to dreams!

  18. Yellow was the perfect color for this! keep dreaming 🙂

  19. Corinne your art make me happy with its loose layering and scribbeling! Love the card and the story you tell about it! Life needs more color, glitter and dreams…YEAH 😀 ♥ Conny
    Piaroms Art Journaling

  20. This is so beautiful. And sweet and warm. I am so sorry I’m late, but I’m behind on everything.
    Learning to forgive myself for this. Thanks for your good wishes. I hope all your wishes come true!

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