February's Creative Everyday Theme: Night

By Christy Amular - January 31, 2012

Night time is really the best time to work.  All the ideas are there to be yours because everyone else is asleep.  

~Catherine O'Hara

I love the February theme at Creative Everyday. The theme is "night"- a rather beguiling topic to uncover, discover and explore through art, crafts and reflections.

This theme reminds me of the unforgettable movie of yore  Brother Sun, Sister Moon ( Fratello Solle, Sorella Luna). The movie is essentially about the friendship of St. Francis of Assisi and St. Clare but it also touches on the metaphysical  aspect of our divine brotherhood with the cosmos. As the sun and the moon are both siblings in the cosmic playground, there can be no sibling rivalry.  As the sky changes from blue, scarlet to pitch black, we notice the seamless and flawless division of labor of these cosmic elements. The sun illuminates, energizes and powers the planet while the moon is a gentle night light- inducing peace, rest, sweet dreams and physical restoration. There is beauty in daylight but another kind of  beauty also exists in the darkness, shadows and silence.

For the next 28 days I wish to explore the beauty of night through arts and crafts, photography and paper crafts. I wish you could join me in this creative everyday challenge.

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  1. When I was reading what you wrote, an idea from one of Florence Skovel Shin's books (probably The Game of Life) where she describes the darkest hour - which, interestingly, is the hour before the sun comes up. The point of her observation was that in life, when things seem hardest, we ought not give up hope, but know the sun is on its way. ... however, this observation is not in keeping with what you wrote of the night's own beauty. The sun-powered stars! * * * ^_^

    1. Interestingly, that darkest hour feels the most peaceful, most spiritual. It's my favorite time of the day.

  2. I look forward to your selections!

  3. Night time can be agood as it is so quiet. I really like your lighting that you show here!!!

  4. What a great photo!! There's such a quiet mood with this one.
    Ah yes, that magical darkest hour... xoxo


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