Frost has been carpeting the ground every morning, and we’ve been bringing in cedar & holly from the hillside to deck our halls. We keep our fire going almost daily now, and I’ve been drying sliced oranges to add bursts of color to all the greenery. I adore this season, when we work to cultivate comfort and warmth at a time when our world is a cold winter wonderland.
Autumn is my favorite time of year. Each season brings its unique charm and inspiration, of course, but my heart tends to leap at a chill in the air, warm scarves, crackling fires, warm apple cider, and all those other comforting autumnal delights.
Visual arts tend to be solitary pursuits much of the time. While I crave that solitary and meditative quality of painting, I’ve also found myself being drawn to finding ways to balance it with more forays into art communities.
Last weekend, we headed to Tacoma for the Spring Fairy Festival – this was our third year vending at it, and our first time setting up shop outdoors. It was quite the adventure, since we arrived in a bit of a downpour of rain…the tent kept us dry, thankfully, but a persistent wind kept blowing through. That’s the glory of spring weather, I suppose – unpredictable, challenging, & nourishing, all at the same time.