The birthday of the Christian Church.
I had never really celebrated Whitsun before, so way back in April I signed up to participate in a festival swap. There were 20 of us involved, from all around the country, and we each made a few Whitsun themed decorative items. The themes were mostly fire (reminiscent of the tongues of flame which came to rest upon the apostles heads in Acts 2:3), and doves (reminiscent of the descent of the Holy Spirit in Acts 2:4). The items then went to the "hostess'" house where they were sorted. Then we each eagerly awaited a package of surprise items for our own Whitsun celebration. Totally fun!
I decided to make a wall hanging depicting the tongues of flame.
I tried many versions in many mediums before I settled on colored pencils and a mono-chromatic scheme.
The final version:
Our package was almost entirely fire themed as well. Here are our beautiful gifts on the seasonal table!
Happy Feast of Pentecost!