It is midday and the sky is slowly darkening. The creatures are acting strange. The birds are no longer singing. The humid air is quickly cooling, but the summer sweetness still lingers. Thousands of crescent moon shaped lights dance upon the wooded path. I arrive at the clearing to see the moon has almost taken over the sun.
The time has come. The Earth is still. An eerie, periwinkle glow fills the sky. And for this moment, all humans and creatures, big and small, look up into the sky.
All of us, stop what we are doing to focus on the same thing. I steady rumble of howls fill the air. The energy has shifted. It doesn't matter who we are, where we are from, or what is going on in our lives. We all look up, and wait. We aren’t sure what is going to happen next. We aren’t sure what our future holds. We are just here, in this moment, together.
Suddenly the sunlight breaks through. We are forever transformed. This is a time for new beginnings and change. For everyone who has experienced the glow of the eclipse, we will never be the same.
meet the artist, jackie cheuvront
Eclipse Afterglow Studios is a one-woman operation, run by artist Jackie Cheuvront.
Jackie grew up in a family that encouraged creativity, and started painting when she was 5 yrs old. Growing up, most summers were spent learning art techniques, dance, and listening to lectures at the Chautauqua Institution in New York.
In high school, Jackie focused on dance and musical theater, but fell in love with painting again in college. While working towards her degrees in Advertising and Graphic Design, she started designing for local bands and entering her paintings into exhibitions.
Jackie now travels to art festivals and conventions to sell her work in the Eastern United States. She lives and works in her home studio in the Nashville, TN area.