30 Day Art Challenge – Day 17 – Favorite Holiday

Yesterday’s challenge was to draw my favorite holiday.  I chose the Greater Eleusinia, an ancient Greek holiday.

Part of the tradition involved contemplating the relationship of the body or ego mind to eternity.  These are subjects of importance to me, so I think I would have enjoyed being in attendance.

Here we have a drawing of Demeter mourning the loss of her daughter, Persephone, and the divine boy Iacchus lighting the way to Eleusis.