Wednesday, September 26, 2012

Fall Inspiration

We are a few days into the Fall season.  Where I live, San Diego, it's still hot as summer, with more hot days ahead.  There are no nearby forests with leaves that change color...no nip in the air at night...no smell of wood fires..not good ones anyways.  How do you find inspiration in the season, when it's so hard to see?, so hard to feel?  Here are some ways that work for me.

FOOD.  Nothing says fall to me like pumpkin pie.  Not just for Thanksgiving dinner...and it's got squash in it too...tasty, good for you, pretty to look at, warm fall color.  It works for me.






LEAVES.  Even green ones.
    
HOLIDAYS AHEAD. They're coming. Halloween, Thanksgiving, Christmas, Hanukkah, New Year's. I'm not ready to think about that....so it's time now to pause, reflect, be grateful for these days of quiet before the holiday season is here.



ART.  Let the art you make inspire the season if the season doesn't inspire the art....it's all in how you look at it.

3 comments:

mairedodd said...

you know, you can get so used to where you live, that you forget that others don't necessarily experience seasons the way you do... i feel fortunate to live in the midatlantic states and quite near to the ocean... here, everything is change - tides, storms, seasons...
i'll send you some leaves! and thank you for including mine...
your pumpkin is really beautiful -

Gypsea said...

That surfing Santa is just killing me, love! Also, those beads are beautiful!

Julie Holmes said...

Thanks Mary Jane. I was born and raised in CA...never lived anywhere else. The furthest North I lived was San Francisco 3 years for school. People couldn't understand my fascination with the fog. SoCal is great in many ways...but I crave change in the weather..and we just don't have much. I made that pumpkin cloisonne years ago on silver plated steel.

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