I am not organized enough to intentionally plan my posts in accordance with upcoming holidays, so I am always relieved when my subconscious does it for me! I came across Mr. Julian Beach’s wonderfully dense and descriptive poem, “The Deer-Men Dance”, a couple of months ago and began working on the illustration shortly thereafter. But I only recently finished it. It turns out to be a perfect compliment to the upcoming harvest festival. Read the whole poem here on Mr. Beach’s writing blog (and check out some of his other work while you are at it, you’ll be glad you did) – you’ll be transported to the world of the Celts and Anglo-Saxon England. Drawing (graphite on paper) and composition by me. The inspiration for the font came directly from this fantastic illustration of a Hawaiian Crow by Ms. Haunani at ArtandMoonDreams. Enjoy!