Thursday, October 30, 2008

Summer, anyone?

Okay, I must admit that now that Fall is here in full force…I’m talking chilly days and even colder nights, less sunshine and leaves falling like rain from the trees…I find myself daydreaming of the warm days of summer.

Don’t get me wrong…I do enjoy the Fall and even did the whole pumpkin patch adventure with my two little ones (and hubby)…but I’ve had my fill and would now like to go back to the days of warm sunshine, please.

My recent trees reflect this yearning for the lazy days of summer.

Friday, October 24, 2008

Home...A new piece

I’ve been busy working on several custom orders lately, but managed to finish a small canvas I’ve had sitting on my desk for months.

My creative muse briefly hovered over this little canvas back in July or August, but for some reason she was drawn away, not to return until this week.

Sometimes that’s just the way it works…you have to set aside a piece until inspiration strikes…oh and it’s so wonderful when it does. I certainly had my doubts about this little piece, but must say that I’m happy with the way it turned out...just a simple little tribute to home.

Sunday, October 5, 2008

It's been awhile

It's been awhile since I've has been moving at a much quicker pace lately. My Autumn Tree ACEO series, numbers 1 - 4 have been pretty popular, so I'm working on adding a few more to my shop. I absolutely LOVE making autumn trees. The possibilities for leaf colors are just endless...deep burgundy, orange, gold, purple...don't get me wrong, I love the green leaves of summertime. But, there is just something about this time of year that makes you want to snuggle up in a warm blanket with a cup of tea...or coffee in my case. The days are getting shorter and cooler. It's actually comfortable to play outside and you don't have to worry (so much) about being eaten alive by mosquitoes.
And Halloween is coming up...that enchanting, spooky, magical holiday where for one day it's okay to pretend you're someone else. I'm in the midst of getting some ATCs done for a Halloween swap that I'm hosting. Here's an extra card that I made in honor of this fun holiday... It is available in my etsy store.

The old, run-down house on the edge of town was a popular topic of conversation among town folk. The house had been abandoned for years and fallen into dis-repair, but for some reason, eerie lights often appeared in the windows and ghostly shadows could be seen floating across the walls. Of course, no one dared go near the old place to investigate the strange occurances...especially on Halloween night.