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Posts Tagged ‘Jo Chambers’

Easter 2013: Illustrated

Pagan symbols of Easter are celebrated by illustrators in this blog to celebrate the (hopeful) arrival of spring.

Written by Amelia Gregory

Easter by Daniel Alexander
Easter by Daniel Alexander.

I don't know about you but this feels like the least Eastery Easter for many years: normally the weather is becoming properly spring-like and the daffodils are blooming in abundance. In 2013 though, it still feels like the depths of a ridiculously long, cold, wet winter: and many animals are suffering due to the prolonged cold weather: sheep and lambs have been buried in snow drifts across the country, hedgehogs and other hibernating animals are unable to wake up because the weather is not warm enough yet, many birds and insects are unable to find food because the plants on which they feed are not yet in bloom and seabirds such as puffins are dying of starvation because they can't eat enough to keep up their energy and keep themselves warm. And on that sobre note I present to you these Easter illustrations: all of them focused on pagan symbols that have been part of spring equinox celebrations the world over for thousands of years. Let's hope new beginnings arrive soon.

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The Canine Games 2012 Illustrated

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Written by Amelia Gregory

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Written by Amelia Gregory

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Written by Amelia Gregory

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