Today we start welcoming the returning of the light. It's always with a sense of hope and happiness that I welcome the Winter Solstice. The long period of short days is coming to an end. The need to hibernate and nest will slowly start to pass to one of rebirth and the return of the sun.
This winter I've been eating a lot of oatmeal. A hearty and hot bowl in the morning sets me up just right and gets me going for a busy and creative day in my studio. I've been on a cacao nib kick since I did a shoot for Mood Eats. I was hired to create images of all the ingredients that are in the bars and cacao nibs were one. They are like chocolate chips without all the sugar. I highly recommend them.
I assembled this bowl of oatmeal and other good stuff and it was so pretty in it's decorative bowl and seductive colors and textures, I set up a quick styled shoot and created some images.
Enjoy the warm and comforting goodness of oatmeal and natural goodies as we move towards the warmer, longer days.