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Creative Time – celebrating midsummer

19 June 2020

Creative Time – celebrating midsummer
Creative Time – celebrating midsummer

We hope you are enjoying the amazing light and the flourish of nature and energy that is midsummer – let’s celebrate it by making something!

Creative Time – celebrating midsummer

This longest day of year – the Summer Solstice, this year it is the 20th of June – has been a festival since long ago, it is also called Litha or Gathering Day. Solstice means sun standing still. It is believed to be a magical time of the year by many, and we notice the extra creativity the sunlight generates.

Creative Time – celebrating midsummer

We made a simple midsummer crown out of flowers from our local Glasgow park, this is a traditional midsummer activity that young people also love. It is so lovely to take the time to pick some flowers and tie them together this way, and enjoy wearing afterwards. And with social distancing you don’t need to feel too self conscious! Below is a link to give some tips on making the crown.

Creative Time – celebrating midsummer

Also we drew some irises and buttercups, with a black pen line drawing. 
We have made a colouring in sheet from this sketch if you have access to a printer and would like to work on colouring it peacefully.

Creative Time – celebrating midsummer
Creative Time – celebrating midsummer
Creative Time – celebrating midsummer

Fell free to make any response you like!



Here is a Japanese woodcut print by Hiroshige of purple irises, thank you Margaret 🙂

Utagawa Hiroshige I, published by Uoya Eikichi - Horikiri Iris Garden (Horikiri no hanashōbu), from the series One Hundred Famous Views of Edo (Meish... - Google Art Project.jpg
By Utagawa Hiroshige I, published by Uoya Eikichi (1797 – 1858) – Artist (Japanese) Details of artist on Google Art ProjectqgFCjAmgF1vaxA at Google Cultural Institute maximum zoom level, Public Domain, Link


More of us are being at home now, so we are bringing you some regular fun and relaxing activities – Creative Time – to encourage you to have some creative enjoyment and stay in touch!

It would be great if you would like to send us an image of anything you make, for us to show online if possible, please either 1. post on our Facebook page or 2. email us your image.

Creative Time

This project is kindly supported by Glasgow Connected Arts Network

Glasgow Connected Arts Network

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