How we tend our gardens and our commitment to it, is just as important as its harvest. As with any dream or goal, we can't expect to plant the seeds and allow it to fend for itself. Each day it needs our love and care in order for it to grow into its fullest potential.
The Roman Goddess, Pomona, is symbolic of this very thing. She is known for the relationship that we carry with our gardens. Her focus was on the "tending", rather than the harvest. In a sense, that seems to make her a Goddess who lives in the moment, and operates on "one day at a time". She understands and respects the hard work that is involved with realizing a goal.
Pomona is the 12th Goddess in my "30 Goddesses in 30 Days" watercolor painting series. She was painted with Peerless Transparent Watercolors on Strathmore paper that measures 9 x 12.
In the painting, her hair is an orchard, filled with the fruits of her labor.
The painting is embellished with liquid pearls that adorn the neckline of her dress and strands of tree roots that weave through her hair.
This painting is available and listed in my Etsy shop here