#OurPlanetWeek Day 4: A Reflection on the Sabbats: LAMMAS (Mother Earth)

The fourth prompt of #OurPlanetWeek is: MOTHER EARTH and for my pagan wheel of the year reflection I’m going to concentrate on the LAMMAS sabbat.

In the northern hemisphere Lammas is celebrated on August 1st. It’s the celebration of the first harvest that the union of Sun and Earth, God and Goddess has produced. It’s also known as the festival of Lugh, the great celtic sun king and God of Light. I chose this sabbat for the prompt “Mother Earth” because it’s the celebration of the first harvest and all the treasures that mother earth gifts us with throughout the harvesting cycle as well as the rest of the year.

The illustration shows the Goddess and the God in union carrying a basket full of corn and apples to symbolize the harvest. The glowing sun behind the God shows the emphasis that is placed on him during this sabbat. Sunflowers, roses, poppies and yarrow flowers are the corresponding flowers for Lammas that I incorporated into this artwork. I tried to keep the color palette warm, but with a hint of the golden autumn days to come using the corresponding sabbat colors green, gold, yellow and orange.

What is the Our Planet Week Challenge?

From Feb. 3rd a group of awesome illustrators consisting of @asiaorlando_ @belliesartboutique @corahlouiseillustration @dancelstudio @elenig @hollymaguireuk @julika.illustration @lizarusalskaya @_maggiestephenson_ @rachel_winkle are teaming up for a week full of creativity to call attention to care more and help Our Planet to get through this rough period of pollution, fires, unawareness, government indifference and so many more current environmental issues.

There will be 5 prompts to inspire and motivate every participating artist to #drawthechange – You can find the prompts on Instagram.

Help spread the word – Use the hashtags #ourplanetweek , #letsdrawthechange and tag @ourplanetweek in the image.

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