I've been working away like a busy little bee these days on a number of little projects, which seem to be the most pleasurable to me in the summer. My daughter and I have been planning some type of collaborative project (she's a tailor/designer) and I can't wait to try a few little mock projects. I've carved a bee before but I wanted to create something a little plumper, with a little more character (less wasp-like I think) and had fun with this one.
Bees symbolize community and personal power; Druids believed they represented the sun and celebration; we are reminded to slow down, focus and smell the sweetness of the flowers amongst our busy days. I have tried to keep this in mind this summer.