Tuesday, 14 June 2022

June Full Moon Altar: Sun Goddess with a Side of Pride


The full moon may be tonight but the summer solstice is in a week's time, so grab your sunglasses, sunscreen, beach mat, favourite fun drinks and head out to do some sun worshipping! Our goddess this month is Soleil, the Sun herself, basking in her own heat and radiance!


This sun goddess is a clay sculpture by noted British Columbia artist Ann Swanson Gross (1947-2017). I bought it in Vancouver about 25 years ago and she has embodied the summer solstice for me ever since! Her sun dress is quite cheeky as well --


And I had fun at the Dollar Tree too, finding all the other altar offerings, LOL!


[Photos © Debra She Who Seeks, June 2022]

37 comments:

Mistress Maddie said...

I think Pam might need the flamingo glasses! And I love the Goddess sculpture.

Rosemary said...

We saw a wonderful full golden moon when I looked out of the window at about 3.00am this morning.
I can't believe that the summer solstice is already nearly here - where does the time go?
Your sun goddess by An Swanson Gross is lovely.

Sixpence Notthewiser said...

Hahaha
The Dollar Tree comes to the rescue! And I love the idea of Pride and the Summer solstice together!

XOXO

jaz@octoberfarm said...

the sun goddess has moon crack!

Moving with Mitchell said...

The Sun Goddess is breathtaking. I would have bought that statue in a heartbeat.

Laurie said...

Beautiful! That dress brings full meaning to “ cheeky” , beautiful goddess, beautiful alter arrangement!❤️👍

Adam said...

Dollar tree is usually pretty good

Frank said...

The Sun Goddess is not very benevolent here in New Mexico...I can't describe how intense she can be, because without a protective atmosphere we broil. Summer used to be my favorite season...

Bob said...

I have a pair of shorts as cheeky as her dress. Perhaps I should slip into them ...

Boud said...

Lovely modeling in every sense! And soon the solstice. Again.

bobbie said...

I love the sun goddess!! Love the whole altar!

Marie Smith said...

That sun goddess statue is a beauty! Love it.

Linda d said...

I love her !!! 🌞

DVArtist said...

Very nice sun alter. Hmmm maybe I should put a sun alter up.

Mike said...

Are you going to post a picture of you wearing the flamingo glasses?

Debra She Who Seeks said...

@ Mike -- That never occurred to me -- I'll see what I can do!

Fundy Blue said...

What a fun and colorful altar, Debra! I love the expression on Soleil's face ~ great attitude. I'm always a little sad on the Summer Solstice, because the days will start getting shorter again. Enjoy those hot summer days!

Linda said...

A beautiful altar and statue!

John M said...

The Dollar Store has some interesting things, something like a yard sale.

Anne Johnson said...

Cheeky indeed!

Tundra Bunny said...

I'd buy a ticket to see you in those flamingo glasses, Deb... pink is SOOO your favourite colour to wear, LOL!

Joanne Noragon said...

Very nice, your cheeky sun goddess especially.

Jennifer Barlow said...

I love her!

Martha said...

She is gorgeous! You have the most amazing collection of goddesses. I am in awe.

peppylady (Dora) said...

We haven't seen much of sun, here my area. Soon son will be heading south.
Coffee is on and stay safe

H.R. Bennett said...

I honestly love those Flamingo glasses. My Mother in Law would love them.

Richard said...

I could never assign a gender to that dangerous being. It is the Sun. I used to think it was male. Now maybe it could be female.
In my second language, all things have gender. It is a big problem. How am i supposed to understand?

Learning Spanish is a big problem.

The Sun is without gender in my opinion .

Kirk said...

Well, a rainbow is sunlight reflected and refracted through leftover raindrops, so the connection is appropriate.

Sue Bursztynski said...

You have quite a collection there, don’t you? 😁 We are approaching our winter solstice here. At least the days will be getting longer!

Quinley said...

Your altar is beautiful, I also love the Pride Month theme. ;)
-Quinley

Guillaume said...

I didn't know it was the full moon yesterday. Darnit.

Anonymous said...

Lovely altar, as always. The statue of Soleil is glorious. She is a powerful deity, not to be toyed with. Like Fundy Blue, I find the Summer Solstice bittersweet. The days shorten and the nights grow longer. But, the Wheel turns and we have another season to enjoy. Thanks for the strong and cheerful altar!
e

Lady M said...

Perfect for this time of year.

This N That said...

"Cheeky " indeed.. Cute Flamingos..Nice altar..

pam nash said...

You have the most wonderful Goddesses! I love this one!

yellowdoggranny said...

I love your goddess's so much.

Ur-spo said...

I love celebrating the winter solstice; I don't care much for the summer one. We don't need more sun here; we have heaps.