Illustration Daily – Day 153: May Day

Still playing catch-up. I expect to be back on track by the end of the weekend. So, finally I’m getting the May’s theme: Events. And to start the month we have May Day and a May Queen. The day is both a day of day of celebration (yay – summer!) and protest (yay – worker’s rights!). However, the holiday May Day and the distress signal, “mayday” have nothing to do with one another. The later is actually rooted in the French “venez m’aider” or “come help me'”.


May Day, 5″x5″, ink and watercolor on illustration board

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