Month of Love

Coconut isolated on white background.

Elisabeth Kübler-Ross famously posited five stages of grief. The Month of Love has allowed me the privilege of positing five colors of courtship.
For all its many-splendored attributes – so well delineated by my brilliant colleagues, Love is… silly.
It’s goofy and it’s gooey, and if you’re not careful you may get some on you….
Here’s hoping!

Month of Love – Yellow



by Lee Moyer and

Done for the 2018 Month of Love challenge, “Yellow”

Look at the stars
Look how they shine for you
And everything you do….

Month of Love – Something Blue


Something Blue

by Lee Moyer and

Done for the 2018 Month of Love challenge, “Blue”

And anyone still in doubt as to my ‘Month of Love’ intentions should find those doubts put to rest.
This color-coded series strives to show that even long-time and fierce opposition can lead to love in time.

Here’s to the Power of Love!

Month of Love – Black



by Lee Moyer and

Done for the 2018 Month of Love challenge, “Black”.

This month’s prompts led me down a very dark and very strange alley.
It felt like Destiny and who am I to fight Destiny?

This first only hints at the grand design.
I hope you’ll share the love.

Current Work

Time for more Month of Love! Here are weeks three and four!


Month of Love – Week 3: Keys

As I thought about keys, I knew I wanted to show them in their glorious variety. I thought I had a plan, but then I saw the brilliant cover that Michael Kaluta had recently made for Joe Hill’s Locke & Key. There was no way I was going to compete with that!

But then I thought of a scene in Return to Oz – the game of finding things – and I remembered Silver, the Clockwork Girl of Oz. I’d invented her (and several other Oz characters) years ago for a still-secret project with old friend Keith Baker, and it struck me that she summed up much of what I was feeling. I hope you like her as much as she would like you.

tumblr_ol4xl0wk0n1u7lrveo1_1280Week 4: Metamorphosis for Month of Love

A Wind in the Door by Madeleine L’Engle

Meg Murry is changing, and so is the cancer that is eating her younger brother alive.
So too is the the ‘Drive of Dragons’ that Charles Wallace witnesses in the wood.
Metamorphoses bring risk but, if we are true and brave and kind, also opportunity.

Current Work

February marks the return of the Month of Love!


Week 1


By Lee Moyer –

2017 Month of Love Challenge: Secrets 

Secrets are a thorny subject for me, largely because I find secrets to be almost universally pernicious. If people just talked honestly, then so many things would be better (and so many films and plays nipped in the bud).

But then I realized that there is a kind of benevolent Secret – The Secret Kingdom.

In this case – Shambhala, and my chance to tip my hat to the late great Russian Mystic and Theosophist Painter, Nicholas Roerich. Roerich sought Shambhala and painted many astonishing pieces high in the Himalayas (In egg tempura. In winter. The mind boggles!) Years ago I led a bunch of wonderful NY artists (including Month of Love founder Kristina Carroll) on a walk from Midtown up to Roerich’s secret museum on the Upper West Side. Come to think of it, I loved sharing that secret.


Week 2


by Lee

2017 Month of Love Challenge: Innocent

In “Beasts of the Southern Wild”, the radiant Quvenzhané Wallis embodies not the weakness, but the power of innocence. I can only hope she (and the filmmakers) enjoy this work as much as I enjoyed theirs.

Progress of the Year

Thus far the year has flown by with work and travel and guests.

I’ve worked on book covers, theater posters, logos, and more but through all that have still found time to do some personal work.

Month of Love this year came during one of my busiest stretches so I was unable to go all out and post every single week as I love to do. However the two pieces I did have time for are two of my favorites this year.

As with most of the US, I have been swept away by Hamilton and wanted to create my own homage to it’s ground breaking beauty. I hope to continue with more pieces in this style as a series.

LAFAYETTEJoseph-Désiré Court, 1791

My sweetheart Venetia posed for the Dominatrix, not her usual style and the outtakes from our photoshoot are quite entertaining.

MonthOfLove2Our dear friend Accalia was here from Canada for the Rachel Brice Elements program and posed for the Goddess Allatu.

AllatuZZHopefully the second half of 2016 will see more personal projects as well as business as usual!