If only the seasons changed on my whims. Ah, wouldn't that be nice? Summer would last for two weeks and autumn for 6 months. Then maybe a month for jolly Christmas activities, and then straight on to a long and lush spring. If only it worked that way, right? Or maybe you're glad I'm not in charge of the weather?
Around here it is a definite mix of summer and autumn. Summer is still blazing outside-- in fact we're supposed to be getting warmer each day for a couple of weeks until we're edging back up to 100 degrees again. But I'm not surprised--- isn't it always like that? Hot as hot when you've got new fall school clothes to wear (or in my case, adorable maternity sweaters in the closet with the tags still on).
I do love my yard in the mornings when it's not too hot. The back garden is a bit of a jungle because I just don't have the endurance in the heat to really hack at it. But there are some beautiful zenias bursting forth out of the bramble, and some giant sunflowers living up to their names. It's the end of August in bloom, and I will enjoy it for the flower's sake.
Of course from my art room, where I look out on this garden, it's all about autumn. I'm preparing some new painted works to present for the Autumn Gathering, as well as some witch dolls that I've been scheming about for ages and am now finally getting some work done on.
Audrey told me "please make them wicked!" but I dont know...they may at least have sweet faces to go with their wild and rowdy hair! I bought some beautiful wool at the fiber festive last month, and still have a great stash from my friend Jane at Angora Jane's.
I've got hopes for long stretches of creating in the coming week, and get a few step closer to the Autumn Gathering fall art debut in the shop. It's so fun to feel like I'm making all these things for good friends. I appreciate you coming here often and cheering me on with all this! You make this painting thing so fun. As a shy person and a person who (fairly happily, usually) works alone for most of the day, it's nice to be able to reach out to others, no matter where they are in the world, and find common ground.
Well, wishing you a nice weekend, I'm off to start the base painting for little witchy faces! Cant wait to show them off when they're more complete!~