Happy Labor Day to all readers in the US! I hope (like me) that you have a day off from work (or school) and you are enjoying it. Here’s something else to enjoy: September’s calendar!
September’s birthstone is the sapphire, which I’ve chosen to paint in a trillion cut, in sort of a skewed “third eye” placement. Right next to it is a purpley-pink aster, September’s birth flower, which is a symbol of love. Remind the romantics in your life of that the next time they make a run to the market for a bouquet. Take that, red roses! (Which, incidentally, according to some translations, also represent love, but they’re just so overplayed.)