The theme for the month of June is Zest. The theme packet can be found on the WES website at http://ethicalsociety.org/sundaymorning/theme-packets/.
Below is WES’s 2016-2017 Theme Artist Carol Clayton’s photo and statement:
This was, perhaps, the easiest of all the images I produced this year, in that it always came to mind when I thought of the word “zest”. Okay, this image AND a perfect spiral of bright yellow lemon zest. I knew I couldn’t use the latter though. Because I shot it 10 years ago, and because it’s my son’s arm and his daughter, my granddaughter, I kept looking. Too personal, I thought. Perhaps a climbing friend-but that seemed, while joyful, too strenuous for zest, too muscular. Zest is happiness that has been shot through with joy, and has a dash of giddiness, just enough to make it contagious to others. I kept coming back to this image. Every time I looked at this portrait, I felt all of those things-happy, joyful, and a little giddy.