The Gift of the Solstice

The sun's cycles remind us that what is lost returns. 

A reaction to the season's shift from darkness to light is represented in my painting.

The season can feel barren while it is undergoing change. The child is a gift to me, to you, to nature. She isn't afraid of the dark and gives a gift in return.  She is my daughter, myself, my heart. She is all of us, wandering in the dark, carrying our gifts to whoever will accept them.

Peace to you in this dark season.

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Monica Sword

Monica Sword is an aspiring author and artist living a deeply heartfelt life. Following the early death of three family members, including her daughter, she struggled to balance home and work life. Once she discovered how to apply her conscientious and high-achieving personality to honor her passions, be mindful of her emotional reactions and focus on self-care, she developed a creative mindset that produces her most meaningful life work. On her website,, Monica inspires and encourages others to honor their heart and soul in mindful ways.