Friday, August 30, 2013

A Bit of Fall on a Very HOT Day

It's in the mid 90's today.... ugh ...... but I'm still all happy and feeling a bit of fall settling in.  I took a few shawls and bags to the library gift shop, Between Friends, and Shelly set up a lovely display of autumn color.

I think she did a great job!  Shelly is the gift shop manager and keeps our little store stocked with the most wonderful merchandise.

I was out getting my flea market fix the other day, and was looking for something to hang my herbs and flowers on for drying.  I found a nice vintage dish drainer and an old rusty metal basket.  I hung these in our mud room.  I think they're pretty cute all gussied up with greenery!

 I've been playing with a little "just for fun" fall hooked mat.  Love working with these gorgeous colors!

And...... I've enrolled in an artist retreat that comes in October.  I'm very excited..... so today I dug out my cob webby dusty pastels and did a little fall painting.

It was fun rubbing and blending these pretty oranges, browns, and creams.  I'm going to try and get a couple of practice pieces (or more) done each week before the retreat.

Wishes to you for a lovely and creative weekend!


Rebecca said...

Ah, your blog and your work is always so original and inspiring! Thanks,

annie said...

That is a very lovely display!
Good for you taking a class.
After today's humid 91 degrees I am very much ready for a touch of fall.

Susan said...

Love that little painting so much!