Solar Eclipse and Spring Inspiration

Today is a special day as I've been out in the garden with my colander...

Unfortunately, not collecting a delicious home-grown harvest, but watching the solar eclipse in the UK through dozens of tiny pin-hole cameras created through the holes in the colander...

You can see the tiny crescents of light, which each show the sliver of sun remaining as the moon moved across and eclipsed the sun...

The solar eclipse in the UK, March 2015, as viewed through my colander!

This was a partial (albeit near total) eclipse so although the world went cold, and did darken, the darkness that I experienced in the total solar eclipse in 1999 didn't happen.

It was still an exciting and thought-provoking experience for me, as I watched the birds tucking their heads under their wings as if it were twilight, and contemplated how much the sun is part of our lives, and how nature really does revolve around the sun, in every sense.

We are also very close to the Spring Equinox, so I thought I would use this post as a celebration of my Spring inspirations...

It's been quite misty and chill here this week, but there are certain signs of Spring that gladden my heart and send me to the drawing board (literally) as Spring flowers (or any flowers, really) are one of my favourite sources of inspiration...

Here's what I've been enjoying as I go out and about...

At the moment I'm creating designs from drawings of cyclamen and daffodils - two of my Spring favorites...

And working hard on preparing my private licensing portfolio for the launch of the ArtLicensingShow.com on 23rd March...

Registered art directors and licensors will be able to see my private licensing portfolio at my profile

Registered art directors and licensors will be able to see my private licensing portfolio at my profile

I do hope you've been enjoying the signs of Spring too. Did you see the solar eclipse where you are?