I was able to get this one wrapped up on the four year anniversary of my dad going into assisted living. Inspired by an image I took on the day we finished getting him moved into his new home, I never thought at the time I made it I would ever think of painting it.
There's a running joke about virga when he and I would road trip anywhere and so it only seems appropriate to try and work that natural cloud phenomena into this piece. For those that don't know, virga is a mass of streaks of rain appearing to hang under a cloud and evaporating before reaching the ground, if it ever even reaches the ground.
The purple color shades represent his struggle with MCI/dementia and ALZ. The common raven represents, strength, wisdom and they are highly adaptable.
The waxing crescent phase is the moon's first step toward fullness. And it's a very visible shift — the moon is completely invisible (while it's new) until a tiny sliver is illuminated. The moon is considered a crescent only when less than one half of it is visible. the waxing crescent moon is a call to action. Regardless of the season or month, this is a great time to work toward the goals that are right in front of you.
The waxing crescent moon encourages positivity and faith, so even the most steadfast pessimists may be more likely to leap without a net during this phase. ARTICLE HERE.
There are plenty of small stars in the sky that frame the crescent moon the symbolize no matter in the dark skies we can all shine brightly. This lunar phase presents us with a major opportunity for change.
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