Honestly, this is one of my favorite times of year. The merciless heat of summer starts to fade and slip into the cooler temperatures of fall and winter. The riot of colors as the leaves change is something I look forward to every year. I love waking up and smelling the crispness in the air, the foreshadowing tang of snow, and hearing the leaves crunch when you step on them. Plus all the fun holidays!
Halloween, Thanksgiving, and Christmas are all things I look forward to. The decorations, the fun, the opportunities to be with family, and just have a blast! Not to mention the FOOD! I'll admit it, I'm a sucker for good food.
I'm going to start making time to go be in my studio again. We've had a series of disasters that have made it hard to get going. But the older kids are back in school, we are finally settling into a routine, and I'm out walking, getting scope and inspiration for my art. I found a really neat looking tree that I'd love to photograph. However, its about four miles from my house and if I want the dramatic lighting, I've got to hustle early in the morning.
My weekends have been freed up a bit too, so I should have more time there as well. So, here's to fall, to time, making time, and hopefully to renewed enthusiasm for my art.
"Every artist dips his brush into his own soul, and paints his own nature into his pictures." -Henry Ward Beecher