This seemed to go by quickly..... well, the whole month of September has gone by quickly. Here are the last of the Squareathon prompts.
Day 9 - Moondance - Van Morrison
Day 10 - Mellow Yellow - Donovan
Day 11 - California Dreamin - The Mamas and the Papas
My memory of our trip to California. The view from the hotel we stayed in was highlighted by rainbow shades of flowers on the hillside leading down to the beach. We were there with my husband's company at the time. He had earned a reward and this is where the ceremony was. Spouses were allowed to accompany the employees at that time, so I got to go with him. There were events that were planned and some that you could choose to do. The one we chose was a sailing expedition up the coast..... so that could be us in this sailboat.
Day 12 - White Rabbit - Jefferson Airplane
A lot of symbolism with this one. One pill makes you larger, and one pill makes you small - the sailboats. The water is painted like the chessboard. The crown on one sail is for the red queen, the white knight is on the other. And there are white rabbit clouds.
Day 13 - Our House - Crosby, Stills, and Nash
"I'll light the fire, while you place the flowers in the vase that you bought today"
"Such a cozy room. The windows are illuminated by the evening sunshine through them"
And the sailboat is named TWO CATS.
Day 14 - The Lion Sleeps Tonight - The Tokens
And this one is a real stretch. The openings in the brush are supposed to signify the sails of the sailboats, the boats being the patches of grass in the dirt below them...... whilst the lion sleeps.
Day 15 - Whiter Shade of Pale - Procol Harem
I love this song - in fact, this song, or the Bach melody that it is based on (Air on a G String) was played as the procession at our wedding. The 16 Vestal Virgins mentioned in the song are represented by the white figures. The Romans said they were the protectors of the fire.... thus the fiery sails.
Day 16 - She's a Rainbow - Rolling Stones
"See the sky in front of you - and her face is like a sail - speck of white so fair and pale"
"She combs her hair - she's like a rainbow"
I was glad to stick to my theme throughout this challenge, but I don't think I will put that restriction on myself for the next one..... whenever that is.
Thanks to @melissadoty.art @andreadeanethompson and @hollyplatt for such great prompts, and such wonderful encouragement throughout the last 16 days. If you are on Instagram, check out #squareathon to see some really great art!