It is awesomely Autumn in the Northern Hemisphere, and I can’t remember the last time I have enjoyed this season so much!
Is it a more beautiful than ever one this year?
It seems to be peaking a bit later or lasting a bit longer this year…
The sky seems bluer…
the sun warmer and brighter…
the air fresher…
the colors more vibrant.
Or has it always been like this and I am just learning to appreciate it?
Charlie and I try to talk a walk every day, and there is a beautiful yard we walk by that has this fence that has often attracted me and I have photographed before. The colors of the trees around it yesterday were so amazing! They inspired me to come back and paint late afternoon.
I have been struggling with my watercolor painting lately… I keep thinking that I should be doing much better at this point, but then I don’t do it as much as I would like.
This little painting just felt good to do. I was relaxed and just took a half hour to unwind and enjoy. It is surely not a work of art, but it is a work of heART, and I’m okay with that.
Some wise artist friends have been offering great advice, and I am learning that sometimes trying too hard or not just enjoying what we are doing can stifle our creativity. I am trying to worry less about what the end result will be and let the art speak for itself, so this is what I ended up with.
My “Mom 2,” Carole, has been an inspiration to me in the journey to learn to love Fall. She chooses a special tree each day to appreciate, and has influenced me think about it too.
This was my tree yesterday, and I am going to send her this card to let her know how much I appreciate and think of her.
Hope you are having an awesomely amazing Autumn (or Spring for those in the Southern Hemi!). Happy Weekend!
Cheers & Hugs,