Contemplation

Layout I created in the spirit of Maggie Taylor. It came so easily and it is so very me and persons who know me well will agree. Credits: Holliewood Studios Beasts of Burden, Mr Whiskers Steampunk, Hidden Vintage Studios Red Headed Stepchildren, Christina Renee Glass Negatives
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Sunday, August 24, 2014

Take A Word Challenge: Moon


Credits: Christina Renee Glass negatives, Holliewood Void, Irene Alexeeva Spooky Hour. The background, train, 
landscape/trees mine, and moon is public domain though color added. 


The smell of Fall in the air triggers anticipation of my Circus Moon's arrival. Since very early childhood, it was always sometime in the Fall that my Circus Moon appeared, unpredictably. As a child, the sight always filled me with such glee and I devoured the vision for countless minutes, as time seemed to disappear. It was always best seen in the east sky as we drove south on the road toward my grandmother's house. It wasn't until I was an adult that I learned that what I was actually seeing was the Harvest Moon, or the moon nearest the autumnal equinox. The reason I called it my "Circus Moon" is that it I thought the clouds that passed in front of it at times looked like a circus train. I fancied it full of circus animals and circus people all on their way somewhere, though it's destination was unimportant. And it was "mine" because no one with whom I ever shared my moon seemed to enjoy it as much as I. 

In the Northern Hemisphere, the 2014 autumnal equinox comes on September 23, so the September full moon counts as the Northern Hemisphere’s Harvest Moon and we can see this on Monday, September 8, at 9:38 p.m. EDT. Here's a link for more information:

http://earthsky.org/space/harvest-moon-2

As always, thanks for taking a peek :)
peace, pam


10 comments:

Anjas-Artefaktotum said...

What a wonderful impressive art work.
Hugs Anja

indybev said...

I loved the story of your circus moon, and your art is lovely as well. What a vivid imagination you had as a child. I well remember the harvest moons of my childhood too. They seem entangled with hayrides, weiner roasts, pumpkins, and the smell of burning leaves! It's my favorite time of year.

Judy said...

Outstanding piece, Pam, love your story too!

sirkkis said...

A fantastic art work, Pam. Love the way you've created the magic atmosphere on it. Thank you also for your childhood story.

peggy gatto said...

I adore your header!!!
And love your moon too!!!

Anni - My Creative Life said...

Pam your piece is so wonderfully made, I love the circus train that run on the clouds past the moon.
Anni

sparkle100-havealook.blogspot.com said...

Pam yours is really outstanding I must agree with Anni. Fab art work.

Thank you kindly for your comment to me.

crafty creations said...

Hi Pam - what a stunning piece of artwork you've created that train in flight through the moon is brilliant

I've just added the link to my piece

Bill said...

The first words that came to mind were "very cool!" Love the idea of a circus moon.

Electra said...

Just wandering around and admiring your work, this piece is amazing!